I am writing an academic article about public libraries and I need to send out my online questionnaires to Finnish public librarians. Who should I contact or how can I send out my online survey?
There are several possibilities where to send your online questionnaires, depending on the nature of your survey. You have to decide to whom you want to send your questionnaires. You could think about whether you would like to send the questionnaires for the library administration (library directors etc.) or individual librarians. It could also be useful to think which libraries you want to include. The provincial libraries are the libraries that are in charge of the public library service in their regions. In addition to them, there are several smaller libraries and branch libraries.
Frank Metasearch -site includes a list of all Finnish public libraries and provincial libraries: http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/. After deciding which libraries you want to include, you have to look up the libraries contact information from their home pages. The Library Directory includes a listing of all public libraries in Finland and links to their home pages: http://hakemisto.kirjastot.fi/en/
If you are interested about statistics concerning the Finnish public libraries, they can be found at the Finnish Public Library Statistics Database: http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/