Giannis Tsakonas is Acting Director of the Library and Information Center of the University of Patras, Greece. Since July 2016 he has been elected member of the LIBER Executive Board and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association. In July 2018 he was appointed Chair of the Innovative Scholarly Communication Steering Committee of LIBER. At the same time, he serves as Vice Chairman of the General Council of Libraries. He has a Ph.D. from the Department of Archives, Library and Museum Studies of the Ionian University, Greece.