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Conference: Designing today, destination tomorrow


Libraries equipped to serve and innovate

Welcome to Helsinki, Finland on March 19-20, 2015 to get the inside scoop about some of the newest top quality libraries being planned and built in different cities!

New libraries are currently being planned or have recently been completed in many cities around the world. New technologies and changes in individual behavior alter the way in which we approach familiar services in such an evolving environment.

It requires that we rethink how we approach the design of these services, the services themselves, and the structure in which they are housed.

How do these libraries of tomorrow need to look? What will happen inside them? What is required of the staff to adjust?

Helsinki is planning a new central library scheduled to open in 2018. In planning for this, the Helsinki City Library is organizing a conference to share experiences and ideas. Design Director of the global KONE Corporation, Anne Stenros, will get the ball rolling with her keynote address.

Come and hear what is currently happening in different parts of the world, for example the recently opened new central library in Halifax, Canada.

Join us in Helsinki, Finland for two days March 19-20, 2015. We’ll explore the new architectural and service methods, designs, and innovations that will help today’s library serve its patrons long into the future.

Here is the program.

Here is more information about the speakers.

The registration fee is €150, which includes coffee and lunch on both days and dinner on Thursday evening. Accommodation can be booked through us, but payment is to be made directly to the hotel at check out. The hotel booking through us is €135/night for a single room and €155/night for a double room.

For more information please contact Kristina Virtanen:

If you can not make it to the conference, you can watch the whole conference online in the Kirjastokaista:

If you missed the live stream, we’ll link the archived version here later.

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