The April Newsletter

The first Morning café -meeting among the leaders of the libraries in our district, will take its place in march and the guest speaker is Mervi Heikkilä from ERTE. Our Music group had a guest speaker from the Metso -library in Tampere. Juhani Koivisto talked about the selection work in library music services during the…

The March Newsletter

The second education of this year will kick off at march and the theme is based on ART in facing youth and children in problematic situations. The courses are online and will be carried out in Swedish and Finnish. The education of competence management, which was organized alongside with RSAA, had its final episode in…

The February Newsletter

January’s course was about confronting youth in difficult situations. The main speaker was Mika Vesala. Our guest speakers in our Senior groups were Nina Saarinen and Sirpa Hirvonen from Helsinkimissio and Cecilia Parkert from DigiSen project. Our theme in senior groups and music group for the year is digitalization. The guest speaker in music group…

The January Newsletter

The beginning of the year 2024 begins with courses of youngsters and problematic behavior in customer service. Over the spring comes a longer series of ART -courses to manage aggressive behavior of problematic customers. The moodle-based platform Liboppi has released many new courses which you can find here . The music group and Senior groups…

December letter

During November we have been making plans for the upcoming year. Our music group had a visitor Tuomas Pelttari from VAKE. He told about musiikkikirjastot.fi website, and how all the libraries in Finland have full access to share the content over their library’s own website. Senior groups had visitors: Marja-Liisa Nevala from Kauhava area Vanhustenkoti…

November letter

In October all the representatives of AKE, VAKE, ERTE, AVI and OKM had a meeting where was planned the direction of upcoming year in our cooperation. We at AKEpampas have been making our strategic plan for the year 2024, and the focus will be in problematic and troubled youth in libraries. We will provide a…

Monthly letter

September has been a busy month. We have been visiting libraries in Kristiinankaupunki, Isojoki, Lestijärvi, Evijärvi, Pietarsaari, Pedersöre, Uusikaarlepyy and Vöyri. It has been a pleasure to notice, how various libraries function, and how much the varsity of library buildings effects on customer service. Libraries of our branch has each their own unique environment, and…

Field trip to Bergö

Besides the rainy weather our journey begun in a welcoming atmosphere. Twelve people attended the field trip from various libraries. On our way to the ferry, we stopped for breakfast at Pappa Dagis. The island welcomed us with dozens of sheep, which created the understanding of a unique way of living. Library assistant Anita Söderholm…

Monthly letter

After the delightful meetings during spring and the beginning of summer with the libraries in our area, AKEpampas has had its hands full with upcoming courses and new services. At august we will continue our Teams-meetings and visits with libraries in our area. You can find us also at IFLA in Rotterdam, Netherland. We will…

The project of reducing plastic in Seinäjoki library

Library director of Seinäjoki Library Kirsti Länsikallio, describes what kind of considerations were made, when they decided to let go of plasticization of loanable material. In the beginning of the year 2022 Seinäjoki city library decided to make an end for covering loanable material with plastic. Reducing plastic is significant environmental act. It supports sustainable…