Would there be a document on core competencies (competency index) for library/information professionals for Finland and/or European Union) - in English if…

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19.08.2017

Would there be a document on core competencies (competency index) for library/information professionals for Finland and/or European Union) - in English if avalable but in Finnish is also fine.

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24.08.2017
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24.08.2017

We have a new Public Libraries Act in Finland. In section 17 states about competence and leadership so:

"(1) Public libraries shall have a sufficient number of qualified staff trained in library and
information services and other staff. Staff members in expert positions shall have a suitable
higher education degree, unless otherwise required by the nature of the position.
(2) The director of municipal library services shall have a suitable Master’s degree, leadership
skills and good familiarity with the duties and operations of libraries."

http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/2016/en20161492.pdf

http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/2016/20161492

Every country has the law of their own. Please ask about the competencies from the library you are interested in. Here you can find some library links:

http://www.kirjastot.fi/kirjastot/ulkomaiset

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