Thursday 22 May 2014

11.30-13.00 Registration and lunch
13.00-13.15 Welcome
13.15-13.45 Key note speech: Democracy and Strong Societies
Juhana Aunesluoma, D.Phil., Research Director, Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
13.45-14.05 President’s Opening Address: Strong Libraries – Strong Societies
Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President
14.10-14.40 Idea Store as the Third Place
Judith St. John, Head of Idea Store, Tower Hamlets Council, the United Kingdom
14.40-15.15 Coffee / Tea
Impact of Libraries
15.15-15.45 Libraries’ impact on society
Jarmo Saarti
, PhD, Library Director, University of Eastern Finland Library, Finland
15.45-16.30 Economic and social impact of libraries
Socio-economic impact in Spanish libraries
Margarita Taladriz, President, FESABID, Spain
The value of public libraries
Svanhild Aabo, Professor, Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
16.15–16.45 Attention!   There is an optional 30 min tour to the newly renovated Library of the Finnish Parliament at the end of the day.
18.30 Dinner



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