Visiting professors and visiting lecturers, Administration

Ligita Gjortlere M.Sci.Soc.

Head of the Library. Visiting Lecturer
Legal Research
+371 67039 221
Wallenberg building, 7th floor

M.Sci.Soc. (University of Latvia, 2001)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Head of Law Library, Lecturer on Legal Research, 1999-
  • Managing Editor, “Baltic Yearbook of International Law”, 2018-
  • Library Programme Coordinator, Head of Law Library, Soros Foundation Latvia, 1996-1998
  • Head of Information Departament, Latvia State Archives General Directorate, 1993-1996

Relevant activities

  • Chairwoman of the Board, Consortium of Legal Resource Centres and Legal Information Specialists, 2003-
  • Deputy chairwoman of the Latvian Library Council, 2020-2023
  • Head of the Accreditation Commission of the university, scientific and special libraries, 2011-2015, 2017-2023
  • International expert in the EU project in Kosovo "EU support to the Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo", 2021-2022
  • International expert in the EU project in Armenia "Consolidation of the justice system in Armenia", 2022
  • Board member, Association of Latvian Academic Libraries, 2019-2022
  • Key expert of the EU project “Further Support to Kosovo Legal Education Reform”, 2014-2015
  • Board member, International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), 2007-2013
  • International expert at the UEPLAC (Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Center) project in Ukraine (2010), EAR (European Agency for Reconstruction) project in Republic of Macedonia (2007-2008) and EC project for the support to the reform of the Parliament of Georgia (2008)
  • President, Association of Latvian Academic Libraries, 2001-2006
  • Lecturer, University of Latvia, 2000-2005

Responsible for:

  • management of the RGSL Law Library
  • RGSL publications - managing editor:
    • "Baltic Yearbook of International Law" (Brill, 2019-)
    • RGSL Research Papers,
    • "How International Law Works in Time of Crisis" (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • RGSL homepage.


  • Guide to Latvian Legal System and Legal Research, 2016 / by Baiba Bebre and Ligita Gjortlere
  • Guide to Latvian Legal System and Legal Research, 2012 / by Baiba Bebre and Ligita Gjortlere
  • Guide to Latvian Law and Legal Resources / by Ilona Čeiča, Baiba Bebre and Ligita Gjortlere.
  • Latvian Law Guide /by Ilona Ceica and Ligita Vasermane – International Journal of Legal Information, Vol.31, 2003, Nr.1, pp.20-46.
  • E-grāmatas un Latvijas bibliotēku iespējas informacionālo pakalpojumu paplašināšanā . – Bibliotēku pasaule, Vol.26 (2003), pp.9.-11.
  • The impact of new technologies on the acquisition process strategy and tactics. – In: National Policy of the Library Collection Development to Promote Education and Culture in Society: Conference materials. Riga, 2003, pp.74-87 (in Latvian).