About us

Maija Berndtson and Mats Öström, are two experienced library directors from two Nordic countries, Finland and Sweden, seniors after four decades in the library business.

We regard ourselves as two, hopefully, competent consumers who might have qualifications to know what public libraries can produce and afford, what customers can require.

In 2014 Maija Berndtson and Mats Öström founded Library Ranking Europe, LRE, an independent institution with the aim to create a tool to aid the development of quality in public libraries.

Of course we want to stimulate benchmarking and facilitate discussions between different library actors.