The annual Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference is one of the most important events for the Greek library community. Librarians, library science students, members of the academic community, and main suppliers to the market are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, to communicate with colleagues, exchange ideas and experiences, and to be informed on new developments and trends and on new products and services.
The Libraries of the three higher education institutes of Thessaloniki, the Library of Aristotle University, the Library of the University of Macedonia, and the Library of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, continuing the tradition of two decades, are organizing the 20th Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference
“Academic Libraries and the Economic Crisis: Strategies for Survival”
The Conference will take place on Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th of November 2011 in Thessaloniki, at the premises of the MET Hotel, 48, 26th October Street. The Conference aim is the description of the problems Libraries face in this economic crisis, and the presentation and discussion of possible viable solutions.
The main objective is to exchange ideas for the fostering of the basic library principles and the provision of quality services to all users. Because of the lack of adequate time for an open invitation to potential speakers, the organizing committee decided to extend invitations to distinguished foreign colleagues for the presentations of the first Session, and to managers of projects materialized within the framework of the Operational Program Information Society, for the presentations of the second Session.