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).
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
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!
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