Degree in History, University of Porto (U.P.); Post-Grad. in Librarianship and Information Sciences, U.P.; Masters in Information Society and Knowledge, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2002-2004; Doctorship in Sociology, U.P., 2010; former librarian in corporations and in academic libraries; presently researching public libraries and the new technologies, public libraries and reading. Currently a post-doc researcher with CES with the project The library in time: libraries from the print, oral and digital paradigms.