Congress theme: “Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering”

Anu Lång (author)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Knots opening a new way of working in the library field

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Yrjö Engeström

Why knots?

Over 600 delegates asked themselves that question on Tuesday, when a lecture was given by Professor Yrjö Engeström, who has been involved in a long-lasting library research and development project, “Knotworking”.

Knotworking is based on a boundary crossing, collective way to organize work.

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Spotlight on the Local librarian of the day

Finnish Perspective: Let’s get acquainted with a different kind of library

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Kirsi SalminenThe Helsinki City Library's Urban Office is a modern, free-of-charge work and meeting space open to everyone.  The library is one of four recipients of the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citations for Innovative International Library Projects.

Meet Kirsi Salminen who works there as a Planner

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Monday, 13 August 2012

IFLA Market

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Börje! The IFLA Market gave the congress visitors some tasty treats!


Library Boulevard – Finnish Edition

During the Library Boulevard the conversations were lively and people talked about the different types of projects that Finnish libraries are working on right now. All the presentations were great, but the biggest star was a reading assistance dog named Börje! People lined up to take pictures of this extra cute dog.

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