Librarian
non-conference
2022.

Aleksandra Šutalo

Gradska knjižnica Požega

Aleksandra Šutalo is a bachelorjournalistandlibrarian. From 2013 untiltoday, shehasbeenthedirector of the Požega City Library. After a short engagementinthefield of journalism, shebeganworkinginthelibraryprofessionshortlyaftercompletingherstudies at theElementarySchool of fra Kaje Adžićain Pleternica (2003-2008), andtheninthelibrary of theGrammarschoolin Požega (2008-2013). Workinginelementaryandsecondaryschool as a solo librarian, inaddition to professionalwork, shehasmostlyestablishedherselfthroughrunning a debate clubandsystematicallyeducatingstudents on criticalthinkingandpublicspeaking. In addition, thefield of publicrelationsishersecondprofessionalpassion, sosincethebeginning of herworkinelementaryandsecondaryschool, andtodayinthe Požega City Library, sheisconstantlyeducatingandworkingindependentlyorin a team to promotethelibraryactivities.

Sincethe Požega City Librarywasfinallycompletedin 2021 after a 15-year process of upgradingandadaptingthebuilding, Aleksandra, incollaborationwithothercolleagues, investedallprofessionaleffortsfrom 2019 to 2021 inthepreparationandimplementation of thenewLibraryconcept: to open a newbuildingin Požega andget a new, modernLibraryin line withtheneeds of 21st centuryusers.

As a confirmation of thesuccessfultransformation, cametheaward of the Croatian LibraryAssociation for theLibrary of theYear (2021) andtheCollectiveAward of the City of Požega (2022).