Programme

Conference venue: Helsinki Central Library Oodi, room Maijansali, 1 st floor, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki.

Parts of the conference will be streamed by Library Channel. NOTE! All times according to EET (UTC+02:00). 

Wednesday 2.11.2022   

12.00-15.00 Library Tour with Charged Bus to Kirkkonummi Public Library Fyyri.  
See the programme of the tour here. Register for the tour in the same form as you register for the conference! 

14.00–15.30 Guided Tour in Oodi Library.
See the programme of the tour here. Register for the tour in the same form as you register for the conference! 

15.00–16.15 Register for the conference, Maijansali  

15.30 Refreshments Available & Music by Duo Mene, Maijansali
Lotta Ahlbeck, violin and Helena Dumell, altviolin

16.15 WEBCAST LINK ACTIVATES 

16.30 Welcome to Nordic Libraries Annual 2022
Susanne Ahlroth, Senior Officer at Finnish Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) and Anna-Maria Soininvaara, Director of Helsinki Central Library Oodi  
Päivi Jokitalo, Teacher in Library and Information Services, moderator of the conference  

17.00 Keynote: The Most Common Superpower  
Silvia Hosseini, Author and Teacher, Finland 

17.45 COFFEE BREAK 

18.00 Literacy, Libraries, and The Civil Society: Are Libraries Still Important Pillars of Literacy? 
A panel discussion between the managers of the Nordic Library Associations: Executive Director Juha Manninen (Finland), President Vidar Lund (Norway), and Secretary General Karin Linder (Sweden) 

18.30 Writers in Nordic Landscapes.
Finnish author Juha Itkonen interviewing two of the candidates for the Nordic Council Literature Prizes, Karin Erlandsson (Åland Islands) and Moa Backe Åstot (Sweden).

19.00 Summary Day 1 

Thursday 3.11.2022 

8.30–9.45 Alternative 1: Visit to the Library of Nordic Culture Point, Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki. 
Guiding and project presentation, see the programme of the visit here. Register for the visit in the same form as you register for the conference! 

8.30-9.45 Alternative 2: Guided Tour in Oodi Library
See the programme of the tour here. Register for the tour in the same form as you register for the conference! 

9.45 WEB CAST LINK ACTIVATES 

10.00 Welcome to Day 2 
Päivi Jokitalo, Teacher in Library and Information Services, Moderator of the Conference  

10.10 Keynote: The Literature Outside of Literature - How Poetry Finds a Way to the Lives of People who Dislike Reading  
Aleksis Salusjärvi, Literary Professional, The Finnish Reading Center 

10.50 Reading Skills are Redefined on the Web: Is Reading in a Crisis?  
Riitta Hanifi, Researcher, Statistics Finland  

11.25 COFFEE BREAK  

11.40 Children's and Young Adult's Reading Culture Today: What is Happening with the Joy of Reading? 
Lisbet Vestergaard, Project Manager, Danish Think Tank Libraries for the Future 

12.15 LUNCH (at your own expense)

13.15 Young Children's Reading on Print and on Screen 
Trude Hoel, Professor of Reading Science, National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger, Norway   

13.50 The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book: What Happens to Book Media in a Digital World? What is Lost and what do We Win? 
Alexandra Borg, Associate Professor of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University, Sweden 

14.30 COFFEE BREAK 

14.50 Literacy in Helsinki City Strategy – Comments to the Conference Themes
Katri Vänttinen, Director of Library Services, Helsinki City, Finlands

15.15 Poetry Slam by the ruling Poetry Slam Champion of Nordic Countries and of Finland Nihkee Akka

15.40 Summary of the Conference 

16.00 End of Nordic Libraries Annual 2022