|Oodi gots more and more attentions by foreigners as well. I (a travel guide) sometimes was asked general "library" questions by tourists. Following questions…
||General library statistics (both public and research libraries) and do not include the age ratio of library users, see the pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, https://minedu.fi/kirjastotilastot (in Finnish), other information in English, https://minedu.fi/en/libraries. Statistics for public libraries, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en and for research libraries, https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/index.php?lang=en
There are some researches about library users in Helsinki City area, and also some other areas, but they are published only in Finnish https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/lainausdata.html and https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/kayttajatilastot.html
In the Youth Welfare report in Helsinki we can read…
|What are stats in Finland for deaths related to pregnancy toxemia? It is 6.4 per 10,000 in US
||There were five maternal deaths related to high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy between 1998 and 2017 in Finland, all of which were due to pre-eclampsia: http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/sq/1c8f1894-f099-414c-8679-f9780dc2bfa0. Source: Statistics Finland, Causes of death (http://www.stat.fi/til/ksyyt/index_en.html), database table 11bv -- Deaths by underlying cause of death (ICD-10, 3-character level), age and gender, 1998-2017.
Here is the number of parturients in Finland between 2007 and 2017: parturients 2007–2017. Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Parturients and delivery procedures.
|Dear Finnish librarians Hello. I’m a korean student. I am planning to travel around the Europe with four friends, and we want to look at different libraries…
||Information about Finnish libraries and Finnish library system can be found on the library-pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, https://minedu.fi/en/libraries. You can read about the library network, financing, policies and legislation there.
You can read about developing libraries and the future of the Finnish libraries in Library for Citizens An essential part of the Finnish know-how, https://www.kirjastot.fi/sites/default/files/content/yleisten-kirjastojen-suunta-2016-2020-web-en.pdf
I'm sure you want to visit Oodi, our new, beautiful library and a living meeting place in the center of Helsinki. You can really see there how all the functions of a modern library live in one building in harmony. You can ask for tours, https…
|I would like to ask whether I can use SPSS in any of the computer belong to Helmet?
||It’s not possible to use SPSS – data via Helmet system, but you may free download SPSS latest version from internet https://spss-64bits.en.softonic.com/download.
You can also contact Helsinki University Libray whether it’s possible to use SPSS there.
|I was wondering if you could inform me on free or inexpensive activities one can do for adults? I am moving to Hyvinkää very soon and in general, I only see…
||Here are some websites you can hopefully find activities for you or ask more:
Wellcome also to the Hyvinkää city library:
|What is the origin and mening of the surname ‘Keinonen’
||Surnames 'Keinonen' and 'Keinänen' are both believed to be derived from the word keino which in the Savonian dialect carries the meaning 'trap, snare, (a hunter's) trail'.
Pirjo Mikkonen & Sirkka Paikkala, Sukunimet
|Onko One Piece merirosvo manga sarjasta kirjaversiota? Etsin äänikirjaa sarjasta näkövammaiselle
||Eiichiro Odan One piece -sarjaa ei ole julkaistu kirjana eikä myöskään äänikirjana.
|Do you have special activities and services for people living with an intellectual disability?
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…
|Can I volunteer at a library? If so, what volunteer opportunities are available?
||There is a report of libraries and volunteers in Scandinavia in a magazine Scandinavian Library Quorterly (1/2014):
Information about volunteering in city of Helsinki you can find here:
|I would like to apply for an interlibrary loan. How can I do this?
||If You want to get interlibrary loan from Finland You must to go Your local library and ask them to send Your Interlibrary loan request to Helsinki City Library. Mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. You should ask from library fees for interlibrary loans. In Finland fees from other countries is something from 14€ to 25 € / loan.
|Please i need help to learn Swedish what books or online courses you have in helmet ?
||I made a list of Swedish language books and language courses in Helmet. These books and courses have English as a teaching language. You can reserve them via Helmet.
AUTHOR Herbst, Anna, kirjoittaja.TITLE Swedish : guaranteed to get you talking / Anna Herbst, Ida Burguete Holmgren, Pär Sörme.PUBL DATA [Carlton] : Lonely Planet Global Ltd, 2018.AUTHOR Holmes, Philip.TITLE Swedish : a comprehensive grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA London : Routledge, 1994..AUTHOR Holmes, Philip.TITLE Swedish : an essential grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA London : Routledge, 2009.
AUTHOR Holmqvist, Ivo,…
|I would like to have the statistics on 'How much Finnish people read?' how much they read books, how much they buy, how often they use library? in whole…
||You can see the statistics about lending and library use on Libraries.fi website: https://www.libraries.fi/statistics?language_content_entity=en
In 2017, 77% of >10 year old Finns read at least one book in a 6 month period. More statistics about that in the Statistics Finland website (in finnish): http://www.stat.fi/til/vpa/2017/03/vpa_2017_03_2019-04-25_kat_001_fi.html
Yle has written an article in english about the above statistics: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/more_people_read_in_finland__but_fewer_books_per_year/10755536
Book sales in 2017 was 549 million euros. Source: Statistics Finland https://www.stat.fi/til/jvie/2017/jvie_2017_2018-11-23_tie_001_en.html
|I just moved to Helsinki from Italy. I would like to know if there are some english book club for next autumn/winter. Kiitos!
||Unfortunately branches of Helsinki city library have no English book clubs this autumn.
|Is there a way to get The Economist in digital format since is not available on Flipster? Thanks in advance, Zeljko
||You can read The Economist in digital format in the National Library of Finland. The library's address is Unioninkatu 36 and it is open for everyone. You need a temporarily ID, which entitles you to use the e-materials in the library. You can get the IDs from the library's customer service. The customer service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no customer workstations in the library and you have to use your own laptop. Please, take your id-card with you.
|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…
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:
(09) 8165 7723
(09) 8165 3776
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.
||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)
If you have any questions Työkokeilu.email@example.com
Datanomien TOP-paikat: Datanomi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Training: Kieliharjoittelu.email@example.com
|One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position?
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/
|First of all, my apologies if this isn't the right forum to pose this question. Sometime ago I bought all the DVDs for a TV show called Twin Peaks. It's in…
||Don't worry, this is just the right place to ask questions!
The copyrigt legislation in Finland requires the library to pay for the possibility to lend out movies. This is why the Finnish libraries are not allowed to lend out donated movies.
Many libraries have a place for recycling books, records and movies. You can leave your Twin Peaks DVD's to your closest library, if they have this service available. If not, you can ask the nearest one.
|Olemme Belgiasta perheen, jossa on 2 lasta. meillä on hollanninkielisiä kirjoja, joita lapsemme eivät enää lukeneet / eivät enää katso. voinko tehdä tämän…
||Meillä ei hollianninkielisille lastenkirjoille ole käyttöä, mutta voisitte tarjota niitä Helsingin kaupunginkirjastolle, jonka asiakaskunnassa saattaisi olla myös hollanninkielisiä asiakkaita.
|Do you have knitting lessons or classes as a library service
||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.
You could also try the Workers' Institut courses.