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I am very interested in libraries in Espoo, Finland and curious about why your library is so charming. How will you train your library staff? 4 18.2.2021 Thanks for your positive feedback. I think the Espoo City Library is also a nice place to work.  The library in Espoo has a wide range of employees. Some of us are library professionals, some are youth instructors or teachers, some are other professionals who have popped into the library. We also have a lot of short-term employees: trainees, apprentices and men performing civilian service. We are constantly getting to know new people, ideas and ways of working. In addition Library.fi organizes training for all librarians in Finland.  We have to tell us a lot about our work as we guide new employees. At the same time, we can evaluate our ways of working and try to improve working methods. The different departments of the library have…
I lost my helmet card. What have to do? 8 4.1.2021 Hello,  You can get a new library card at any Helmet library by showing your ID card (with a photo) to the library personnel. At the library they can also check out, if your lost library card is maybe found, and can be fetched from a library somewhere.  The cost for a new card is 3 euros for adults, and 2 euros for children. Note, however, that you can also borrow books with an ID card, from the desk if there's personnel present, and if you are a registered customer. It is also possible to get a virtual library card to your smart phone by installing an app called Taskukirjasto, but you need to know your library card number and pin code in order to use it. With Taskukirjasto you can also renew your loans, make reservations etc. 
Where can I find more information about this piece and other contemporary artworks around the city? 11 16.10.2020 Unfortunately, most pages are only in finnish... You can find a list of outdoor works of art owned by the City of Espoo here: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Espoon_julkisista_taideteoksista_ja_muistomerkeist%C3%A4 The Espoon perinneseura has made its own list: https://espoonperinneseura.net/perinnetietoa/veistoksia-ja-muistomerkkeja-espoossa-2/ The city of Kauniainen, surrounded by Espoo, has its own works of art: https://www.kauniainen.fi/kulttuuri_ja_vapaa-aika/verkkomuseo/kokoelma-huone/kaupungin_taidekokoelma/julkiset_veistokset At the Iso omena mall is two artworks:  Piispansillan sisäänkäynnille sijoittuu Antti-Ville Reinikaisen työ Haat ja Markkinakadun puolelle Otto Karvosen Puhuva pinta. =   Shopping malls also own…
I am able to find the book "China business culture: strategies for success" (ISBN 9810487045) from Yuan Wang in the Helmet websearch, however neither can I… 17 11.8.2020 The book is not available, it is catalogued to our system, but we don't have a single copy of it. You can make a request for inter library loan: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Interlibrary_loans/Interlibrary_loan_request(7869) Note that it costs 7 € in that way.
I have a 13 year-old girl who seems to be interested in history. Do you have any recommendations for good titles in Finnish? 34 24.4.2020 Kirjasampo-service has made a list of historical novels for youngsters in 2017, which concentrates on books about Finnish history and only has titles published after 2000. It has some titles from authors like Maijaliisa Dieckmann and Leena Laulajainen, who have written several books on different periods of history even before that date. Espoo city library librarians Hakala and Valtonen have made the included pdf-list of books about history this spring. Hope she finds interesting reads from these!      
I am thinking about buying a Kindle. My husband saw in reviews that I can't use the library ebooks with one. A friend said you can. Am I able to? 19 17.4.2020 Unfortunately Kindle is incompatible with library’s e-books, as it uses Amazon's own file and digital copyrights protection formats. Please check https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary/Books_and_audiobooks/Instructions_for_ebook_and_eaudiobook_se(28725) and especially Paragraps E-book readers.  
I am Kongju National University freshman. (Kongju National University is in South Korea) And My major is… 24 15.4.2020 1. There are 135 library buses in Finland. 2. By law, every municipality in Finland is required to offer library services. So there are 282 main libraries and 436 branch libraries, and 12 hospital libraries. 3. In a survey made in 2017 about how people spend their free time, 83% of women and 70% of men had read at least one book in a last six months. 10% of those who answered the survey had read ten (or more) books in six months. I'm sorry, but the rest of your questions are too hard. Please contact Finnish Library Association for more information info@fla.fi  Library statistics in Finland can be found in https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en  The survey about free time was made by Statistics Finland, https://www.stat.fi/…
I will be starting kids programming club. Thinking if I can do it in Iso Omena library. I need a room once every week. Could you help me to organize this. 23 19.2.2020   You could contact the Big Apple Library directly. Email address is kirjasto.omena@espoo.fi Reservations can also be made at https://varaamo.hel.fi/ Good luck for Your project!
I write from a Kindergarten. We have lost a library book, how can I resolve this problem? I cannot renew any of the items I borrowed. The book lost was:… 51 27.12.2019 Could you please contact the Espoo City Library by phone. Or come visit. Let's solve your problem straight away. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services
Dear Sir /Madam I am Masoumeh Omid , master student of library and information science University of Tehran ,IranI am writing to guide you for my thesis. That… 72 11.12.2019 In Sello Library - as well as in other Espoo City Library Libraries as well - Customers can register themselves for a user of Celia -services. Celia offers plenty of services for visual impaired people. See https://www.celia.fi/eng/ In the past the audiobooks were outloaned from a physical Library building as Compact discs, but nowadays the audiobooks are served via net directly to the customer.
Do you have special activities and services for people living with an intellectual disability? 40 24.9.2019   Many Finnish libraries have easy-to-read pages in internet for example Helmet https://www.helsinginseutu.fi/hs/selkosivut-fi/vapaa-aika/kirjastot.   There are other service sites for those who need clear language for example Verneri https://verneri.net/selko/vapaa-aika/lukeminen/kay-kirjastossa/ and Papunet https://papunet.net/saavutettavuus/selkokieli-verkkosivuilla and Kehitysvammaliitto https://www.kehitysvammaliitto.fi/in-english/   The Espoo Library has people with intellectual disabilities who work part-time. They work two days a week with their supervisor.  Tasks include: shelving, unloading and rearranging. Espoo also makes remembrance trips. The librarian has assembled briefcases and used them to reminisce together. https…
I have some amount of personal books that I don't need anymore. Books are in Russian and English, in a good shape. I would be happy to give them away to the… 42 5.8.2019 Hi, Thank you for your mail and for your interest to share your books with others.  Please contact any bigger library first to give some info to them in advance. Contact links: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US (Helmet library) Iso omena Library:  Contact information Suomenlahdentie 1 02230 Espoo  kirjasto.omena@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 7723   Entresse Library: Siltakatu 11 02770 Espoo  kirjasto.entresse@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 3776   Sello library Leppävaarankatu 9 02600 Espoo  sellonkirjasto@espoo.fi  09 81657603   Tapiola library Kulttuuriaukio 2 02100 Espoo  kirjasto.tapiola@espoo.fi  050 428 9392      
I am writing to inquire on how to apply for employment in the Iso Omena Library? Thank you in advance for your time. 152 24.7.2019 In Espoo, the recruitment of libraries is done centrally. You can submit your application using the form found at Espoo.fi -> Jobs and enterprise -> Open positions -> Harjoittelu (trainees) https://www.tyonhaku.espoo.fi/OpenJobs.asp?L=1&NODATA=1&Z=E&IE=2&PRACTICE=0076 If you have any questions Työkokeilu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Datanomien TOP-paikat: Datanomi.kirjasto@espoo.fi Language Training: Kieliharjoittelu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Other: Rekrytointi.kirjasto@espoo.fi  
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 95 11.7.2019   You could start by contacting the Aalto University Library. https://learningcentre.aalto.fi/en/ Perhaps you could get there for an internship.   The library can be studied in, for example, Keuda, where there are professional courses for immigrants.  The language requirement for studying is Finnish B1.1. https://www.keuda.fi/koulutustarjonta/koulutushaku/tutkinnot/maahanmuuttajille-suunnattu-kirjastoalan-koulutus-tieto-ja-kirjastopalvelujen-ammattitutkinto-at   Not everyone working in the library is a professional in the field. You didn't tell what you're studying. Maybe you already have the skills that interest Libraries.    You may want to follow job search notifications on, for example, Kirjastot.fi. https://www.libraries.fi/
Do you have knitting lessons or classes as a library service 188 6.5.2019 Occasionally we have knitting guidance in libraries. In the autumn and winter, many libraries (Entresse, Kauklahti; Soukka and Sello) have handicraft clubs. You could be asking for guidance at Sello's handicraft shop. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/Events?s=K%C3%A4sity%C3%B6*&es=5/6/2019 You could also try the Workers' Institut courses. https://ilmonet.fi/#en/search/cgt=684
Last year one person told me that some library (or may be all) can provide service with checking a documents (for example job application, that what I need) in… 98 11.3.2019 You can ask if Forms assistant services can help you. http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Sello_Library/Events/Forms_assistant_services_for_immigrants(174876) Or you can leave The Loan to the Librarian -service for a help request. https://my.surveypal.com/app/form?_d=0&_sid=288894515&_k=eOCeisnQSPTKB14C2v04ABxithTiE9BIcvTif9OyeZNM298oOSj14GpSjUxmhrPn&_hid=lainaakirjastolainen Choose  library and "Tiedonhaku: vaativa aineistohaku, tietokannat, kirjallisuus, musiikki, internet-tiedonlähteet"
Is there a way for me to find newspaper articles about the school reforms that happened in Finland during the 1970s and 80s? I'm interested to learn about the… 72 21.2.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS Aikakone  https://www.hs.fi/aikakone/. HS Aikakone contains articles published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from years 1904-1997. Unfortunately the user interface is only in Finnish but I am sure you can get some help from the library staff. HS Aikakone can only be used in the library premises unless you have an own subscription of HS Digi.
I am trying to find an exchange student from Eibar, Spain that stayed with us in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. How can I find her? 99 19.2.2019 You could ask for help from the Eibar University. https://www.ehu.eus/eu/home Perhaps they still have information about their exchange students.
Why is there not a FREE telephone directory for Finland ? I can not pay the Fee for a search because it's impossible to do so from where I am. 108 29.11.2018 Providing a public list of telephone numbers (a telephone directory) is a commercial business. There has never been one free catalog for whole Finland, but the local telephone companies did make their own catalogs for a long time and these were given free to the people who owned a share of the company. The last printed catalog in Helsinki area was pubished 2017. Heikki Poroila
I am currently traveling outside of Finland for a longer time and would like to borrow an electronic book in Swedish, but I forgot my library card at home in… 162 25.10.2018 Ask the Librarian is not a library, it's a national reference service. You have to contact one of the HelMet libraries to proceed with your wish. Contact information can be found here. Heikki Poroila