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I am a junior assistant librarian in a private university of Bangladesh for last 4 years.You know now a days the concept of library has been changed.I want to… 814 3.9.2015 You find information on studying information and library sciences on our portal under site Library Branch Information and library sciences can be studied in three universities in Finland, University of Tampere, University of Oulu and Turku Swedish University Åbo Akademi. For example University of Tampere offers Master´s degree programmes in different subjects even in English Polytechnic level studies qualify as well for working as a librarian with Bachelor´s level degree. A polytechnic/UAS Bachelor's degree gives you the general eligibility to apply for Master's level studies in Finland, but it may not automatically fulfill the…
Looking at maps of Päijänne Tavastia I noticed, near Enonvesi lake in Heinola, that there's a small enclave of Päijänne Tavastia inside Southern Savonia. The… 371 27.8.2015 I found an Internet site, that contains some knowledge about the history of the Enonvesi-region and it's villages, As far as I understand, part of the area has belonged to the cultural region of Häme from early on, the fiscal authorities and the nearest church have been in Häme. That could probably be the explanation to the fact that thist part, called Paadenmaa, still belongs to Päijät-Häme and not to South-Savonia. There is a contactform on the pages of Enonkylät ry, they could possibly give you more accurate information,
Why the Kirjasto 10 called 10? 751 11.8.2015 Library 10 is located at Postitalo, which used to be the main post office of Helsinki. The building is not anymore owned by Posti but it still contains a post office on its ground floor. The post office has been commonly known as "Helsinki 10" because the postal code for city center of Helsinki is 00100. Library 10 is located on upper floor of "Helsinki 10". That’s why the name "Library 10" was chosen.
Terve - At what age may children visit the library without parents (by themselves)? Kiitos - Laura 686 10.8.2015 Hei! There are no age limits for visiting library in Jyväskylä. With parent’s permission children are allowed to visit the library by themselves at any age.
Again. The site is reliable? 634 30.6.2015 Since the site is kept up by The ministry of employment and the economy ( ), I would consider it to be reliable.
I'm doing research and want to know the meaning of the word: erikoiskirjastonhoitaja. And what makes this profession? 806 30.6.2015 Basically each library can decide which titles are used for the members of its staff. The title 'erikoiskirjastonhoitaja' is used mostly in public libraries. As far as I know, in Helsinki City Library the title is usually translated into English as 'specialized librarian'. Just like librarians ('kirjastonhoitaja') and information specialists ('informaatikko'), specialized librarians are required to have a university degree in librarianship. The salary of a specialized librarian is a little higher than that of a librarian and a little lower than that of an information specialist. The middle salary of specialized librarians in Finnish public libraries in October 2013 was 2478 € per month (…
What is the average salary of a librarian in Finland? Which source do I search for more information ? There is a librarian average salary history? 1188 22.6.2015 The average salary of a full-time librarian in Finland (both sexes, municipal libraries) has been 2583 e/month in 2014. The table (Finnish) -->… Please search for more info :… (English) (English) (Statistics Finland - Home)
How can I book a meeting room in Kirjasto 10. now I see only possibility to book computer. I need to book room 40. Thanks. Regards, Seema 635 10.6.2015 You can book a meeting room via "Book a computer or a workplace" -service. Select the library, click "Worksplace" and You can choose a room to book.
I am living in Kajaani and noticed that with, I can borrow books from Helsinki City Library (HelMet) using the library card. Unfortunately I do… 808 4.5.2015 I am sorry, but in order to get a library card in HelMet-system, you have to visit the Helsinki metropolitan area personally and prove your identity. Your address in the card can quite well be in Kajaani. In future we probably will have more equal system in the whole country and then this will be easier.
I am a French librarian, I visited your library (Sello library in Espoo) in October and I saw in the children library "woolhats" against noise. Could you say… 923 23.4.2015 The "woolhats" are products of the Okko design company. They are designed by Laura Tuovila.
I would like to know if there are digital reference services, such us "Ask a librarian", and managed by school libraries whose target is the educational… 868 21.4.2015 There aren't any digital reference services in Finland managed by high school libraries, most of the school libraries are quite small and they haven't organized co-operational service either. Some school libraries work together with public libraries, for instance Hätila library, and they offer our Ask a librarian on their webpages. Some school libraries offer information service by email. This reference service, Ask a librarian, is managed by public libraries in Finland and is also targeted to high school students as well as every other citizen. There are other ask-services in Finland operated by libraries, you can find a list here,… ,…
Writing this message I'd like to ask is there any possibility to make EVS in Finnish libraries for a Turkish MLIS student who is working as a school librarian… 1137 3.4.2015 In Finnish libraries, there are only few volunteers, and it’s usually necessary that they can speak Finnish. I don’t know if there have been any EVS volunteers in Finnish libraries, but you are free to try by contacting libraries. Each library has its own volunteering policy, so you should send email those libraries you are interested in. You can find contact information for Finnish libraries at
I would like to ask how can I donate a book to the library in Jyväskylä without going there in person ( I live in Tampere). Thank you in advance! 960 19.3.2015 Hi, we hope that books that one donates are in a good condition. If we have that book already many peaces, we don't take it. You can take it back when you come to the library. We don't send it back. If you want post your donation to Jyväskylä library, the address is: Jyväskylän kaupunginkirjasto - Keski-Suomen maakuntakirjasto Vapaudenkatu 39-41 40100 Jyväskylä Write a letter also, so we know your purpose. Thank you!
Dear Sir or Madam, I'm looking for a Finnish lullaby or poem that tells the tale of a mother that wants to knit her child mittens, so she offers a ewe bread in… 832 6.3.2015 It’s ”Mää, mää, lammas kulta” by Suonio (a pseudonym of Julius Krohn, 1835–1888). You can find the Finnish poem at or in “Tunteellinen siili ja muita suomalaisia eläinrunoja” (WSOY, 1997).
I'm a teacher writing from Poland. I'd like to know a bit more about Finnish libraries: what they have to offer, how they cooperate with schools, what the key… 968 4.2.2015 First a link to a publication, which you may find interesting… Net resources: - Ministry of Education; Libraries in Finland - Ministry of education;Library network in Finland - The National Library of Finland - - School libraries in Finland (Article)
Could you kindly provide some information on hosting events at the library? We would like to host some English story time for children and wondering if there… 885 29.1.2015 Best way to do this is to contact libraries directly, as every library decides of their events independently. You can find the contact details in the HelMet-homepage. I am certain that most of the libraries in Espoo would be interested in having a story time in English!
Will you please tell us if you have any materials about Islam history in Scandinavian countries. Thank you so much. 984 17.12.2014 There is a little Wikipedia article about Islam in Sweden: Here you have also a book about Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries: Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries / edited by Göran Larsson (2009) Here is a review of it:… This book is in collections of some university libraries and in the library of Parliament:…
I am an American (in New Orleans, Louisiana) considering moving out of the country and Finland is one of my top choices. What degree in Finland is required to… 1083 18.11.2014 There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at…, Section 4. In nuthell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for library. 45 per cent should have “a university degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points” or “a polytechnic degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points”. According to KVTES (a collective agreement;, a basic salary for a librarian in municipal libraries is…
Could you please give me a brief history of the Jyväskylä Library. Thank you 1065 29.10.2014 Hi Fiona, I'm afraid there is no written history of Jyväskylä City Library available in English. In our website there is a brief history written in Finnish: Maybe you can translate it and find the facts you need? There is also a comprehensive study about Jyväskylä City Library available:… Please contact us for further information if needed.
I want to learn Finnish acrross the distance, how can the Library help me getting studying materials? 922 22.10.2014 There are some Finnish courses online. You can find them via Infopankki. Infopankki is a website published by City of Helsinki:…