Libraries in transition. Changes? Crisis? Chances!
14 May 2014

Registration and welcome coffee 


Official welcome by Greece as host – Mr. Giorgos Glossiotis, President, EEBEP 


Mr. Klaus-Peter Böttger, EBLIDA president


Mr. Jan Braeckman, Interim President NAPLE forum

10.15 Official representative of the City of Athens (TBC)
10.20 Prof. Georgios Gianakopoulos, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics
10.30 – 12.30 Session 1 – Libraries in Transition - Moderator: Prof. Georgios Bokos
10.35 H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Founder and Honorary Chair of the Reading & Writing Foundation: The Literacy Role of libraries in Europe
10.55 Coffee Break

Ms Sinikka Sipilä , IFLA president “Strong libraries, strong societies”

11.45 Libraries in transitions and beyond
Moderator: Prof. Georgios Bokos - with participation: H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (Founder and Honorary Chair of the Reading & Writing Foundation), Ms Sinikka Sipilä, (IFLA President), Mr. Klaus-Peter Böttger, (EBLIDA President), Mr. Jan Braeckman, (Interim President NAPLE forum).
12.30 Lunch – compliments of the host country
13.45 – 15.00

Session 2 – Parallel Sessions  – “Changes? Crisis? Chances!”

3 interactive breakout sessions of 75 minutes held simultaneously.

S1: Changes? Summary: Trying to define what type of changes are coming (technological, economic, social aspects)

Speakers: Gerald Leitner,  IFLA GB and EBLIDA EC, Ioannis Tsakonas, University of Patras Library Eva Semertzaki, Bank of Greece Library - Moderator: Dr Evgenia Vassilakaki, Scientific Associate, TEI of Athens

S2: Crisis? Summary: How crisis affects libraries? And what actions have been undertaken to overcome this?
Speakers: Glòria Pérez-Salméron, IFLA GB and EBLIDA EC, Rea Gaitanou, EEBEP BoD - Moderator: Dr. Zizi Salimpa, Publisher
 S3: Chances! Summary: What are the opportunities and chances for libraries in this changing environment.
Speakers:Annette Kelly, Naple-forum representative, Erna Winters, EBLIDA EC, Prof. D. Kyriaki – Manessi, TEI of Athens, Al. Papazoglou, Hellenic American Education Foundation Library- Moderator: Dr. A. Koulouris, TEI of Athens
 15.00 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30 Session 3 – Wrap-up: Round table with the participation of each of the parallel sessions, Keynote speakers e.a. (TBC)
 Moderator, conclusions, closing remarks: Filippos Tsimpoglou, General Director, National Library of Greece
 16.20  Conclusion and next steps by Mr. Klaus-Peter Böttger EBLIDA President
 16.30  End of conference – see you tonight by Mr. Giorgos Glossiotis, President EEBEP
 Please note that program is subject to change
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