The Committee for the Support of Libraries (CSL) was founded in 2003 by representatives of Greek and international organizations to contribute to the development of libraries in Greece.
Being committed to free and open exchange of information, the Committee’s main goal is to contribute to the modernization and development of Greek libraries and information centers in their efforts to provide quality services to their users/clients.
Today libraries are facing increasing pressures, technological challenges and difficulties in securing ample funds. Problems and issues that some libraries are dealing with in a given country have already been resolved in libraries of other countries. CSL strongly believes that exchanges of ideas and experiences as well as cooperation are undoubtedly the keys to effective solutions of common problems.
The Committee’s goal to keep abreast with latest developments in library world and to attract professionals to support its activities, CSL organizes international conferences, workshops, panel discussions and lectures to present the latest developments in information technology and libraries with a program of professionals that derive from library and information science from several countries. Additionally CSL was engaged with the publication of the online journal SYNERGASIA from 2016 to 2015 in order to present current topics of interest to the information professionals.
Through continuous interaction and collaboration with the entire spectrum of libraries, educational organizations and other institutions, the efforts of the Committee focus on helping Greek libraries become learned information centers for the dissemination of information and the diffusion knowledge in their respective communities.
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The democratic structure of CSL is reflected in the existing equality between its members. The members of CSL work collaboratively, deciding in accordance with the majority decisions and with respect to the diversities of the libraries and organizations represented therein. Currently the members are:
Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (Ε.Ε.Β.E.P.)
106 78 Athens
National Library of Greece
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Syggrou Avenue 364, 17674 Kallithea
Head of the Library
387 Syngrou Avenue
175 64 P. Faliro
Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri"
The Friends of Music Society
Head of Library
Vas. Sofias & Kokkali 1
Athens 115 21
Library of the Hellenic Parliament
Parliament Building (Syntagma Square)
British School at Athens, Library
52 Souedias Street
10676 Athens, Greece
Smolenski 18, Athens 11472
Nordic Library at Athens
IFLA President Elect 2021-2023
President of General Council for Libraries
Editor of the online-journal "Synergasia"
Head of the Library
Vas. Olgas 66
540 14 Thessaloniki
Technological Educational Institution (T.E.I.) of Thessaloniki
Dr. Emmanouel Garoufallou
GR-574 00, Thessaloniki
Central Municipal Library of Thessaloniki
Ethnikis Amynis 27
546 21 Thessaloniki
American College of Thessaloniki
Bissell and Eleftheriades Libraries
Kennedy Avenue. PO Box 21021
555 10 Pylea Thessaloniki
American Farm School
Training and Adult education activities Coordinator Recruitment
Research and Adult education Department
Marinou Antypa 12
Dimitris & Aliki Perrotis Library (DAPL)