|To whom it may concern, I am now completing my M.A. thesis on Nordic Women's Life-writing and trying to find the English version of Selma Lagerlöf’s Ett…
||I couldn't find the books you asked for in any library in Finland but both books can be found in Stockholm, Sweden. "The diary of Selma Lagerlöf" is available in Stockholm City Library and you can make an interlibrary loan for that book. "Memories of My Childhood" can be found in Kungliga Biblioteket (National Library of Sweden) but it seems the book can be used only in the Reading Room. You can also send your question to a swedish "Ask a Librarian -service" Bibblan svarar: http://bibblansvarar.se/
|When was the latest library building build? And how did you name it?
||Do you mean latest library building built in Finland? I can´t name the latest but Helsinki University Library's City Centre Campus Library should be finished in the spring of 2012. The building will be named 'the Kaisa Building' after Kaisaniemi neighbourhood.
|I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn
||A song called "Paimenen laulu" (or Paimenlaulu = A shepherd's song) was translated and published by composer P.J.Hannikainen at the beginning of 1900's. It is said to be composed by A. Klauwell (though it might as well be a folk tune).
The complete Finnish lyrics are available at Wikisource page http://fi.wikisource.org/wiki/Paimenen_laulu_(Hannikainen)
Sheet music can be found for example in the songbook "Suuri toivelaulukirja 10".
There are no Englis lyrics for this song, but a rough translation would go like this:
1. I am a young shepherd, happy as a bird. All day long I play on my birch bark horn. 2. When the cattle bells are ringin, and birds are singing too. I like to answer them on my birch bark horn. 3.
When the evening comes, I…
| / Hello, I would like to understand the professional preparation of librarians in Finland. In the United States where I am from, practicing librarians have a…
||In Finland you can study information studies in many places depending on the level you want to reach.
You can do higher level studies at Univeristy of Tampere, Univeristy of Oulu and Åbo Academy University. At university you can do Master's degree or Bachelor's degree (lower academic degree) in information studies. It is also possible to do the Licentiate and the Doctoral Degree studies. There are also researchers at the branch.
If you have a Master´s degree your title or graduate profile can be e.g Information Management Specialist, Information Specialist, Librarian, Chief Librarian or Head of Information Services.
You can also study information studies at polytechnic schools in Oulu, Turku and Seinäjoki. At polytechnic you can do…
|At the moment I'm writing my diploma, topic is Health Care System of Finland and Finland`s participation in World Health Organisation, do you have any…
||Here are some links that might help you:
Finland. Health Care Systems in Transition:
Terveydenhuolto Suomessa: http://www.stm.fi/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=28707&name=DLFE-…
Finland and WHO:
Books about health care system in Helmet Web Library:
Alkio, Mikko: Terveyden kustannuksella : miksi terveydenhuoltojärjestelmä on uudistettava? (WSOY 2011)
Quite a new book about finnish health care system
|I live in the u.s. my grandfather was from jacobstad, where can i find birth records for a family history?
||You should contact The National Archives (Arkistolaitos) and there the Provincial Archives of Vaasa. You will find the contact information here:
God sources of information to the genealogist also here:
|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.
|How many books are published in Finland each year? Of which how many are children's books, and how many of them are translations of foreign books? Are there…
||In the year 2010 12 017 books were published in Finland. 2 432 of them were translations into Finnish and 112 into Swedish. In 2008 815 childrens books were published. At this moment it is not possible to have newer information about childrens books because of the updating the statistics of Suomen kustannusyhdistys (the Finnish Book Publishers Association):
Sources of information:
- Tilastokeskus (Statistics Finland, http://www.stat.fi/)
- Kansalliskirjasto (The National Library of Finland, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/index.html)
- Suomen tilastollinen vuosikirja (Statistical…
|I am looking for a book mostly regarding to fabric pattern, layout and color. May I get more information about book available in that specific topic?
||Helmet libraries do have the following books in english:
Baugh, Gail: The fashion designer's textile directory : the creative use of fabrics in design (London 2011)
New textile design (Köln 2010)
Dawber, Martin: New fashion print (London 2008)
Colchester, Chloë: Textiles today : a global survey of trends and traditions (London 2007)
Gillow, John: African textiles : colour and creativity across a continent (London 2009)
Fogg, Marnie: Print in fashion : design and development in textile fashion (London 2006)
|In the book Courage: The life and and execution of Arndt Pekurinen what is the first name of the corporal who agrees to execute him for treason?
||In Erno Paasilinna's book, the name of Pekurinen's executioner is Otto Asiainen. Corporal Asiainen was a 21-year-old carpenter from Lestijärvi. He agreed to shoot Pekurinen after the first candidates to carry out the task, sergeant Joonas Kivelä and private Kaarlo Kinnunen had declined captain Pentti Valkonen's request.
|Do I need to have a social security number in order to register myself into a library in Finland or I only need to provide an address where I am living?
||The user regulations may vary from one library to another, but at least here in HelMet libraries (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries) it is not necessary to have a Finnish social security number to get a library card. You only have to have an address in Finland and present a valid ID card or passport. If you do not have a Finnish social security number, your library card will only be valid for six months at a time. After that period, you have to visit the library to renew the validity of the library card.
Check the user regulations at http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/ -> Help -> User regulations.
|I am looking for a book 'Sonja Gehring, Sanni Heinzmann: Suomen mestari 1' to loan but i couldnn't find it. Please help me and point me to near library in…
||The nearest libraries to your area are Nöykkiö and Entresse libraries. You can go to either one and ask the librarian to make a reservation of the book 'Suomen mestari 1' for you. You can also make a reservation through internet www.helmet.fi, but if you have not used it before, you could ask the librarian to show you how to use it.
Here are the opening hours and address of these two libraries:
Opening hours Mon, Tue, Thu 14-20, Wed, Fri 9-16, Sat 10-16
Address Oxfotintie 4
Mailing address PL 3613, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI
Telephone 09 8165 7734
Homepage Nöykkiön kirjasto
Opening hours Mon-Fri 8.30-20, Sat 10-16, Sun 12-18
Address Siltakatu 11
Mailing address PL 3605, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI…
|I've seen the poster of the presidential election. The Candidates' numbers begin from 2. Why is there no number one candidate?
||There is a pure practical reason for that.
Since 2004 we use new standardized letters and numbers in Finland. In the new system the numbers 1 and 7 are very easily mixed up. That is what happens often in the election of the parlament.
There are eight candidates, and to avoid any confusion the presidential candidates bear no number one.
|I am looking for information in English on the topic of using volunteers in libraries in Finland, both in the past and at present.
||There are some scientific research below partly about your topic. The second one is in Finnish, but there is an abstract in English.
|Do you have the book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie in the Finnish language? Even better, do you have this as an äänikirja in the…
||In Finnish, the title is "Miten saan ystäviä, menestystä, vaikutusvaltaa". In HelMet libraries there are several editions of the book. You can check their availability in HelMet Web Library:
Unfortunately, the book does not seem to exist as an audio book.
|I went to the Seurassaren Joulupolku yesterday. There were straw bundles on the trees, and animal shapes made of straw on the ground. What are their names in…
||The bundle made of straw is called 'lyhde' or 'olkilyhde' in Finnish. It is traditionally for feeding birds in winter. For example in this website you can see a picture of olkilyhde:
The animal shape is typically a billy coat and it is called 'olkipukki'. It is a traditional Finnish Christmas decoration and is still popular in many homes.
Some information about traditional Finnish christmas for example in this website:
Information about The Seurasaari Christmas Path (Joulupolku) in English you can see here:
|I'm a librarian of South korea. I have a plan to an overseas trip on 2012. So I would like to know the information of international conferences or symposiums…
||We have the honour to organize the IFLA conference in the year 2012 in Finland. In this following link you will find conference information, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78 , plus the satellite meetings of the IFLA conference, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78/satellite-meetings . I hope you will attend!
|Do you have medical journals
||Since you did not specify where you would like to find medical journals, it is slightly difficult to answer your question. The best collections of medical journals in Finland are available in Terkko library ( http://www.helsinki.fi/library/terkko/ ).
In you are looking for medical journals in some other library, you can directly contact the library in question. You will find the contact information of Finnish libraries here: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/
|I am a Danish author and film director of the best selling Danish book and DVD series ‘The Mind of a Leader’. The English narrative series is based on…
||Please contact e.g.. the following companies:
Elokuvakirjasto, Tibo-Trading Oy, Kirjastomedia pr BTJ Kirjastopalvelu. They distribute DVD discs to the Finnish libraries.
Answers to both guestions.
Oy Kirjastomedia - Biblioteksmedia Ab (på svenska)
IBLIOTEKSMEDIA förmedlar och distribuerar DVD-filmer och VHS-filmer till bibliotek, skolor samt läromedelscentraler.
|I want to know that is there availablity of ielts practice book?
||Here is a link to a list where you can see all the IELTS materials available in HelMet libraries:
And this link leads to a list of materials available in university libraries:
Please contact your own library in order to get grasp of the materials suitable for your needs.