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The Helsinki City Library organizes international conferences annually. Our aim is to create and provide opportunities for sharing and developing ideas through international collaboration. 


Most of our conferences are organized in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. 


Here you can find information about our forthcoming and past conferences.



Past conferences



New challenges – new thinking  
The Nordic-Baltic Library Meeting 2013


September 12-13, 2013 and study tour September 14, 2013


Come and feel the new currents of the library world, learn and share your expertise with colleagues from Nordic and Baltic countries. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the bridges between Baltic and Nordic libraries as well as offer an arena for discussion, networking and sharing knowledge.


In our programme, we will hear the latest news from IFLA’s Trend Report, presented by IFLA Secretary General Ms Jennefer Nicholson, as well as catch up with the IFLA President 2013-2015 Ms Sinikka Sipilä.


Also, we will learn about the brand new Danish Model Program for public libraries, which finished product will be published in September 2013, library users’ wishes and opinions of Libraries’ e-resources in Finland and Bibliotheca Baltica’s contribution to Digital Agenda for Europe.


Our keynote speaker is Ms Elina Kiiski Kataja, a foresight specialist from the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA. All this and much more will be discovered in the Nordic-Baltic Library Meeting 2013.


The conference will take place in Helsinki from Thursday the 12th to Friday the 13th of September, and there will be organized study tours on Saturday the 14th. You will find the full conference programme attached.


For more information and registration contact Antti Sauli antti.sauli(at)hel.fi or Kristina Virtanen kristina.virtanen(at)hel.fi.


The Nordic-Baltic Library Meeting 2013 is organized in cooperation with Helsinki City Library and Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


There is no conference fee for participating.


Watch the full conference programme. Presentations frome the conference can be accessed from Dropbox. Video clips from the Nordic-Baltic Library Meeting 2013 can be viewed in Kirjastokaista.




IFLA Helsinki 2012


Helsinki City Library had an active role as one of the organizers in IFLA Helsinki 2012. The library offered it's knowledge, time and effort of it's empoyees and many different kind of facilities to the conference.


Read more about the IFLA Helsinki 2012 on the web page of the congress.





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