Nordic Libraries Annual is an annual conference looking at topical issues in public libraries and library development. In 2022 the conference will be organized 2-3.11 in Helsinki, at the Central Library Oodi. Most of the programme will also be streamed online. The theme for NLA 2022 is 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 will consider how reading has changed. What are the challenges of literacy and literacy practices for young people, for example? And are libraries still important pillars of literacy?
Welcome to Helsinki 2-3.11.2022!
The conference is organized by the Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland in cooperation with Library Channel (Kirjastokaista) financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland. Library Channel (Kirjastokaista) has co-operated with the Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland (AVI) for many years now and we’ll take care of the livestream this year also. You are very welcome to join in!
Library Channel LIVE
A two-day webinar “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
Nordic Libraries Annual, program
Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland (AVI) website
Other presentations in English on Kirjastokaista
– Susanne Ahlroth and Riitta Taarasti, 16th September 2022 –