Riitta Hanifi: Reading Skills are Redefined on the Web – Is Reading in a Crisis?

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Live-stream recording from a two-day conference “Nordic Libraries Annual 2022”. This live streaming video includes a presentation by Riitta Hanifi, Researcher, Statistics Finland, “Reading Skills are Redefined on the Web: Is Reading in a Crisis?” At the start of the presentation the moderator of the conference Päivi Jokitalo introduces Hanifi.

Riitta Hanifi works as a researcher at Statistics Finland on leisure and time use surveys. She has a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Jyväskylä. Her key interests include leisure time and changes in its research, social relationships and changes in civil society, as well as the effects of new technology on the changes in reading habits in different population groups.

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).

Read more:
All videos from the conference
Statistics Finland
Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland website

See also:

“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

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