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.
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."
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:
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