|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?
||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…
|What diploma do you need to become a librarian in Finland? Are a foreign bachelor + a M1 in Information and communication science enough?
||You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies in university.
In Finland you must be completed information studies about third of you examination.
In Finland you can work in libraries without having degree in information studies, but to be librarian you should have those studies in university.
We have been asked about working in libraries before.
|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…
||You find information on studying information and library sciences on our Library.fi portal under site Library Branch http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/studies/. 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 http://www.uta.fi/sis/en/studies/degrees.html
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…
|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?
||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 :
http://www.stat.fi/index_en.html (Statistics Finland - Home)
|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…
||There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi…, 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; http://flash.kuntatyonantajat.fi/kvtes-2014-2016/html/), a basic salary for a librarian in municipal libraries is…
|Where can I find information relating to the requirements to becomming employed as a librarian in Helsinki? Do I need a Masters in Library Research?
||There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi…, Section 4. In nutshell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for the library. That’s why it’s quite hard to get a job at the library without that education, at least in Helsinki and other big cities.
In addition, most of the libraries require that librarians speak Finnish, as it’s needed for customer service.
See also Facts about Finnish libraries at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi….
|I'm a librarian and here our field called "Library and Information Sciences" I wanna know what do you call the field especially in universities of Finland…
||At the moment you can be qualified as an librarian in Finland both in some universities and in some unversities of applied sciences.
In the University of Tampere the programme is called Information Studies and Interactive Media:
In the University of Oulu the programme is called Information Studies:
In Seinäjoki, Turku and Oulu Universities of Applied Sciences the programme is called Programme in Library and Information Services:
|I am a Library Science student looking at Finnish libraries, and I was hoping to ask a few questions: • What is the degree necessary for working as a librarian…
||You can find answers to all your questions from Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture: http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en
The Finnish School Library Association: http://suomenkoulukirjastoyhdistys.fi/eng/
|In Pat Humphreys' book "Finland in a Small Book," there were average salaries of different jobs, including librarians, for the year 2008. Are there more…
||At the website of KT Kuntatyönantajat (KT Local government employers) you can find the statistics of avarage salary of municipal employers. They are unhappily only in Finnish. The avarage salary of the librarian in 2010 was 2202 euros.
You can find statistics from the website so:
http://www.kuntatyonantajat.fi/fi/Sivut/default.aspx > tilastot > tilastot palkoista > KVTES:n kes-kimääräiset palkat ja niiden desiilit, lokakuu 2010 > KVTES palkkatilastoliite 2010.
|Good evening, can you tell me something about the organization of the adult's and childern' department of the Helsinki City Library? (how many staff, books,…
||The Helsinki City Library doesn’t have separate departments for adults and children on the organization-level of the whole library. We have 36 libraries and 2 mobile libraries (see, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/organisaatio/ ), separate chlidren’s departments exist in the main library (Pasila) and our biggest branch libraries (Itäkeskus, Kallio, Rikhardinkatu, Töölö and Vuosisaari) and they are run on the library level. Also one of the book mobiles concentrates in children’s material and services. For further information, you can find contact information here, http://www.libraries.fi/en-gb/Kirjastot/Kunnankirjasto.aspx?municipalit… . The amount of personnel working with children’s services is thus quite difficult to say.
You can find…
|I would like to get a job in a library but i don't know where to ask for. I am a foreigner and don't know finnish language. I would very much appreciate if you…
Unfortunately it`s very difficult to to get a job in a library in Finland if you don`t know finnish, even if you have education as an librarian. If you are e.g native english speaker, there are of course some possibilities to work in certain organizations or communities without knowing finnish. You could ask more at your nearest employment office.