Katri Vänttinen, Library Director, Helsinki City Library
Katri Vänttinen (M.A.) started as Library Director for the City of Helsinki in 2017. Throughout her career since early 1990’s she has worked in the field of library and information services for the public service organisations. Prior to Helsinki City, she worked as head of the archives for Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and lead multiple development projects for the libraries of the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. In all of her jobs she has been a change leader, taking on the challenges of rapidly evolving information environment, encouraging staff to networked cooperation and promoting digital services for the best possible customer experience.