Duties of the Board
A government decree governs the duties of the National Library of Finland's Board of Directors.
The National Library of Finland's Board of Directors makes the propositions for the library's professional standards and budget to the University of Helsinki. The Board of Directors also verifies the library's operational and financial plan and makes the decisions concerning other, wide-ranging library matters.
See also Government decree on universities 770/2009, 10 §» (Finlex.fi)
The Board has up to 13 members and they all have personal deputy members. The University of Helsinki's Board of Directors nominates the board members, deputy members and selects the board president from among the members.
The Ministry of Education and Culture proposes the members and deputy members representing the ministries and libraries to the University of Helsinki's Board of Directors after hearing the libraries. Upon the proposition of the University of Helsinki, as many members and deputy members are nominated to the Board of Directors as in the proposition by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
In addition to this, up to three members and deputy members will be appointed to the Board of Directors, based on a joint proposition of the Ministry of Education and Culture and University of Helsinki.
The Board of Directors' term is from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2018. The representatives of University of Helsinki's student union are appointed for term from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
The members and the personal deputy members of National Library of Finland's Board of Directors are:
President of the Board of Directors
Vice-Rector Sari Lindblom, University of Helsinki (Professor, Dean Liisa Laakso)
Representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Hannu Sulin (Counsellor of Education Annu Jylhä-Pyykönen)
Representatives of library sectors
Universities of Applied Sciences consortium
Head of Library and Information Services Sinikka Luokkanen, Häme University of Applied Sciences (Head Librarian Maria von Hertzen, Arcada)
Council for Special Libraries
Head Librarian Cecilia af Forselles, the Finnish Literature Society's library (Senior Systems Analyst, Information Specialist Jarmo Saarikko, The Finnish Forest Research Institute)
The Council for Public Libraries
Library Director Tuula Haavisto, Helsinki City Library (Library Director Asko Hursti, Pori City Library)
Council for Finnish University Libraries
Head Librarian Ulla Nygrén, Turku University Library (Head Librarian Ari Muhonen, Jyväskylä University Library)
Representatives of University of Helsinki
Professor Aila Lauha (Professor, Dean Kimmo Nuotio) Professor, Vice-Dean Esko Ukkonen (Professor Visa Heinonen) Vice-Rector Anna Mauranen (Professor, Dean Liisa Laakso)
Representative of the National Library of Finland's personnel
Financial Planning Officer Marja-Liisa Lonardi (Planning Officer Juha Korvenpää)
Representative of the University of Helsinki Student Union
Student of Law and Philosophy Marie-Elena Vatjus (Student of Theology and Law Lauri Koskentausta)
Representatives appointed jointly by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the University of Helsinki
Director of Strategy and Development Ismo Silvo, Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE (Non-fiction Writer, Docent Pekka Gronow)
The Executive Director Jukka-Pekka Pietiäinen, The Finnish Association of Non-fiction Writers (Independent consultant and researcher in information law and policy, Doctor of Laws Marjut Salokannel)
Project Manager Kristiina Markkula, The Federation of the Finnish Media Industry
Board records (in Finnish)