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A study concerning strategic planning as a vehicle of the Greek Central Public Libraries at the beginning of the 21st century. Evangelia – Maria Laskari 1 & Petros A. Kostagiolas 2 & Christina Banou 2 1 Director of the Central Public Library of Corfu,
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Evangelia – Maria Laskari1 & Petros A. Kostagiolas2 & Christina Banou2
1 Directorof the Central Public Library of Corfu,
MSc in Library Information Science, Greece, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Department of Archive & Library Science, Ionian University
Palaia Anaktora, Corfu 49100, Greece.
email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
“Libraries for Everybody Seeking to Understand the World and Themselves”
01 /06 June, 2008
…in an ideal socio-economic process, libraries-information services would be organised so as to constantly satisfy the real needs as well as to meet the expectations of the users…
In the current era of novel information technologies and the internet, public libraries continue to play a significant role and over the last decades have tried to satisfy user emerging needs and to exploit the new opportunities…
… the uncertainty in higher nowadays than ever…!
…a long-term plan creates opportunities and choices, and therefore should be high in the library’s priorities…
The term “conscious” refer to libraries SEEKING to understand themselves as well as the world around them…
The long-term plan may contribute in
Public libraries are conscious of the necessity for long-term planning not only in a rather technical sense but as a way forward … International literature contains an abundance of examples of long-term business plans.
The objective of the empirical research conducted was to study the perceptions of the public library directors concerning long-term planning in Greek public librariesand the current maturity of new services in the lines of the CALIMERA project.
The questionnaire comprised questions of open and closed type and was divided into three sections.
It seems that we are in a crossroad for “Public Libraries in Greece”… the uncertainty of the present challenging put additional pressure on the public libraries … A very interesting question that further arises isthe shape of the public library in the future“… a conscious rather than a technical long term plan may help libraries understand the world and themselves and thus make the proper decisions at present …in order to be open and useful for all…”The authors would like to express their gratitude to all those participated in either the pilot study or the survey presented in this workThank you