Live-stream recording from a two-day conference “Nordic Libraries Annual 2022”. This live streaming video includes a presentation by Lisbet Vestergaard, Project Manager, Danish Think Tank Libraries for the Future, “Children’s and Young Adult’s Reading Culture Today – What is Happening with the Joy of Reading?” At the start of the presentation the moderator of the conference Päivi Jokitalo introduces Vestergaard.
Lisbet Vestergaard is project manager at the Danish think tank Libraries of the Future. She has studied Comparative Literature and Modern Culture & Cultural Dissemination at Copenhagen University and from 2007–2015 she was an advisor at the The Agency for Culture and Palaces i Denmark. Lisbet has for the last decade focused on the development of public libraries, early literacy, cooperation between schools and libraries, and different joy of reading campaigns and programmes.
Nordic Libraries Annual is an annual conference looking at topical issues in public libraries and library development. In 2022 the conference was organized 2-3.11 in Helsinki, at the Central Library Oodi. Most of the programme was also streamed online. The theme for NLA 2022 was Literacy, Libraries and The Civil Society.
Libraries cultivate literacy for all ages. Literacy is a skill, but also a life-long practice of discovery, learning, and joy. Literacy has specific outcomes for personal and societal well-being by promoting participation to culture and society. It creates a sense of security and strengthens the democratic base of our communities.
The conference was organized by the Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland in cooperation with Central Library Oodi and Library Channel (Kirjastokaista).
“Nordic Libraries Annual: Towards Sustainable Futures” was organized for the first time on the 5th and 6th of November 2020.
All the videos from the NLA 2020 conference
In 2021 the conference was organized online from the 3rd to 4th of November, and the focus was on libraries as well as democracy.
All the videos from the NLA 2021 conference
Live-stream: Mikko Helander and Joonas Nevalainen
Producer: Riitta Taarasti
Produced by Library Channel (Kirjastokaista), 2022