9-10 May 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands

24th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference

EBLIDA Chair and Closing Session Speaker

Jukka Relander

EBLIDA President

Jukka Relander, EBLIDA PresidentJukka serves as President of the Finnish Library Association and as President of EBLIDA. He is a writer, educator, politician, broadcast media specialist and besides being involved in library organisations he is also a member of Helsinki City Council, chairperson of the Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality, member of Committee for Human Rights and member of Cultural Board of Helsinki. He has a background in history, having obtained a Master of Arts from Universities of Helsinki and Sussex with specisalisations in Finnish history, social psychology and English and American studies, and has been a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of History at University of Helsinki. He is also a successful author and media personality – has published several books on history, society, culture, libraries and religion, and has been a long-time radio host at Radio Helsinki, TV host at YLE and columnist at Helsingin Sanomat and other publications.