Päivi Jokitalo

Päivi Jokitalo has been administrative officer with the State Provincial Office of Western Finland in Åbo since 2000. From 1996-2000 she developed the nation-wide libraries.fi networking services in Helsinki, and four years prior to this she worked as a librarian in Joensuu, at the county library for Pohjois-Karjala. The libraries in Joensuu, Nokia and Äänekoske provided an interesting background for her present job. They were libraries of different sizes and in different locations in the country and the work in the various departments (adult and children’s departments, music library, accession and cataloguing departments) revealed the great diversity of library services. Her expertise and sound knowledge of networking services in Finnish libraries have taken her abroad frequently as a lecturer both in Europe and as far away as Shanghai and Guadalajara.