The 27th Polar Libraries Colloquy will be arranged in Rovaniemi on 10 - 15 June 2018, with an optional conference excursion on June 16th. The event is organized by Lapland University Consortium Library and University of Lapland.

Finland is chairing the Arctic Council from May 2017 to May 2019. During this period there will be several international arctic meetings and conferences in Rovaniemi and our colloquy will be one of them.

Huge environmental, social, political and economic changes are affecting both the peoples and the states in the arctic region. International cooperation and research are needed to support sustainable development in the area and to face the other challenges brought about by the global change. Polar libraries and archives are important partners in these international networks.

The program for Polar Libraries Colloquy 2018 has been published lately. The program includes keynote speeches, presentations, visit to Arctic Centre, trip to Sodankylä and Luosto and more. See the full program in the conference homepage.

Registration for Polar Libraries Colloquy is open. More information in registration page.

More information about Polar Libraries Colloquy here.