Head of the Scientific and Methodological Department of the Russian National Library.
Graduated from Krupskaya Leningrad State Institute of Culture, librarian and bibliographer of the highest professional qualification (1980), Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.
In 1980–1989 — Lecturer at the Institute of Culture, head of the Department in the Library of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
Deputy of the 21st Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) City Soviet, Chairman of the Committee for Culture, Cultural and Historic Heritage (1990–1993).
In 1994–1997 — member of the city administration. Assistant to the Vice Governor of Saint Petersburg on culture, science and education. Head of the Norms and Property Department of the Committee for Culture.
From 1997 to 2006 worked for various non-profit organizations: Executive Director of the Saint Petersburg Open Society Institute, Programming Director of the Likhachev Foundation.
Since 2007 — head of the Department at Russian National Library.
Vice President of the Saint Petersburg Library Society, member of the Toponymic Commission of Saint Petersburg (2000–2017), member of the Board, Russian Library Association (2005–2017) head of the “Library Societies and Associations” Section, chairman of the editorial board of Bibliotechnoe Delo journal, Active State Councilor of Saint Petersburg, 3rd class.
Has been awarded the medal of the Russian Library Association “For Contribution to the Development of Libraries” and the Olenin Medal of the National Library of Russia for contribution to the development of Russian culture.
Authored more than 150 publications on issues of management and development of civil society institutions in the sphere of culture.