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I am interested in Library work opportunities in Finland, however i am from Lesotho and have studies Diploma in Library and information studies in Lesotho 14 7.3.2020 You find information about conditions of eligibility from the websites of Opetushallitus (Finnish National Agency of Education): https://www.oph.fi/en/services/recognition-and-international-comparability-qualifications In the websites of kirjastot.fi (libraries.fi) you can find open vacancies just now: https://www.kirjastot.fi/ammattikalenteri/avoimia-tyopaikkoja  
I am looking for materials regarding a man named XX. He is a performer in the early 1900s and did do shows around the world. I… 13 27.1.2020 The famous artist you are searching for is said to have donated all his belongings to Blekinge Läns Museum, see https://blm.kulturhotell.se   
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. 13 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 have a 13 year-old girl who seems to be interested in history. Do you have any recommendations for good titles in Finnish? 13 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 have a Helmet and an Arcada library card. To borrow a book from Varastokirjasto, should I use the… 12 27.2.2020 You can order a book from the National Repository Library by using the Helmet ILL form: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Interlibrary_loans/Interlibrary_loan_request(7869) More information about interlibrary service in Helmet libraries: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Interlibrary_loans  
Can I find subscriptions to Morningstar or ValueLine or some other investment material through Helmet? 11 29.4.2020 Many international magazines and newspapers are available on PressReader, that is a part of Helmet collection. Morningstar or Value Line are unfortunately not included, but there are several business journals, eg. Forbes, FinWeek, Stock etc.  You need a library card and a valid PIN code to sign in and read the magazines. More instructions to use PressReader, please check the Helmet website: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary/Magazines/Instructions_for_remote_access_of_emagaz(28729) 
Dear sir or madam, I am an student of Library and Information Science from Spain and I am doing a research about public libraries comparing their active… 11 11.3.2020 I'm not quite sure, what your question was. If you are looking for a library strategy, we have a guideline for public libraries (the previous one was called strategy), https://www.kirjastot.fi/sites/default/files/content/yleisten-kirjastoj…, which contains the stress points in our library activities. If you are looking for Helsinki City Library strategy, it was updated 2015, but since the city organization has changed the library is a part of the city strategy, Helsinki City Strategy, https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/administration/strategy/strategy/city-st…. The former one stated that vision for the library was to enrich the thoughts and ideas of, to offer knowledge, skills and stories and that way to create a new citizens society. I couldn…
How many Finnish people use the mobile library for a year in 2019? Or, what is the usage rate of the mobile library for a year in 2019? Please let me know only… 11 20.5.2020 The mobile library in Helsinki had 91322 visitors in 2019 according to newly computed statistics. For detailed information please contact the Mobile library.   https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Mobile_Library_Helsi… Nationwide library statistics can be found at https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/yearlyreports.php 
I am Kongju National University freshman. (Kongju National University is in South Korea) And My major is… 11 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 am taking the Helmet Reading Challenge for the first time this year. It is great way of choosing what to read and reading books that I would not normally… 10 12.3.2020 Here are some suggestions for Sámi or Sámi language books that are translated in English: Beyond the wolf line : an anthology of Sami poetry (1996) is a collection anthology of several Sámi writers. Roađđi / Rosa Boreal / Boreal Rose : Contemporary Sámi Poetry (2016) is a multi-author collection of contemporary Sámi poetry. It includes poetry in Sámi, English and Spanish. Trekways of the Wind (1994) and Greetings from Lappland (1983) are anthologies by the most famous Finnish-Sámi poet Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. The White Stone (2011) by Kirste (or Kirsti) Paltto is a children’s book about loneliness. In between worlds (2016) is a fantasy novel by Norwegian-Sapmi author and artist Máret Ánne Sara.   Unfortunately it's quite…
I have a 3years certicate in library science,i am looking to find a short course in finnish to enable me work in the library as support . please how can you… 10 26.2.2020 Hello, Courses in finnish are available at several institutions and Private enterprises. The adult education branch at Helsinki city is a good starting point. After achieving a certain level you can ask about kieliharjoittelu, or language traineeship at the Helsinki  or Espoo city library. https://www.hel.fi/sto/fi/opiskelu/maahanmuuttajat-immigrants/suomen-ku… https://www.espoo.fi/fi-FI/Kulttuuri_ja_liikunta/Kirjasto/Tarvitsemme_s…      
Help! I am from South Korea and I am studying about Finland's mobile library. I want to know something. Q. How many Finnish people use the mobile library for a… 10 29.5.2020 1. Loans from mobile libraries 6 229 346 year 2019, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?lang=en&orgs=1&years=2019&stats=100. We can't individualize persons who use mobile libraries, because the library card is use in all the service points of the library in the city or municipality, for example if you have a library card to Helmet (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen city libraries), you can use it in every service point of the city libraries in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen including mobile libraries. 2. In Finland we have had a mobile library system for so long, that people see it as a normal part of the library. We have also long distancies in almost every other part of the country than the south, in many parts of…
Dear Ladies or Gentlemen, I am an Austrian Radio correspondent and search for a quiet room for an interview for one hour on Thursday. Do you have a room in… 10 25.2.2020 Hello! It depends on which town u are travelling into Finland. For example in Helsinki there is many libraries that have conference and meeting rooms u can reserve. Don´t hesitate to visit and ask! Best regards,  
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? 9 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 can't renew the book i have checked out online because it is on hold. but it is due april 6 which during the virus shut down period. so please help me take… 9 20.3.2020 In Helmet-libraries no loans are due when libraries are closed.  Loans will not be due between March 16th and April 19th 2020. If the loan has not been renewed in due, library will extend the due date by two weeks. We shall re-evaluate the situation after Easter. In addition, the library will extend the loan period for loans due from 20 January to 15 March 2020. There is no overdue fee for extending the loan period.  However, there are exceptions for material that is overdue and therefore in recovery.  If your loan has expired before January 20, 2020, it is in recovery and the loan cannot be renewed. Please contact your local library via email or by telephone to check the situation.  
,I have one book that want to be renewed online but 9 16.3.2020 Unfortunately, you cannot renew the loan, because another customer has reserved the book. But luckily for you, because of the corona epidemic, the due dates of all loans expiring today have been postponed by two weeks. So, now the due date of your loan is 30.03.2020.
I have been studied about Finland's Mobile library. Do mobile libraries visit schools and daycare centers almost every day? Specifically, how often? Thank you… 8 4.6.2020 Finnish libraries are in that way independent that their mobile libraries have own time tables and schedules. That means that they can have very different resources and that every mobile library does not circulate every day. If you want to study the activities or timetables of mobile libraries, you can find them here, https://directory.libraries.fi/search?q=mobile%20libraries. It is possible however that not every library has included opening hours and routes of their mobile services here. In that case you can ask the library in question, the contact information can be found in the same directory. This kind of information can't be found in our statistic database, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?lang=en.  Mobile libraries have an own site, …
I have books on hold and others that I have taken for loan. My question is what happens now with the closing down the Libraries? I still need this books that… 8 17.3.2020 In Helmet libraries the loan periods do not expire during 16.3. – 19.4.2020. If you have not returned the loans by the due date, the loan period will be lengthened automatically. While the libraries are closed, you cannot pick up your holds. The reserved materials will be kept waiting for pick-up for a couple of days after the libraries are reopened.
I want a book about nursing services, and about the CCU section. 7 7.5.2020 Here below you can see all books about nursing (hoitotyö) in Rutakko libraries. Most of them are unfortunately in Finnish.  https://rutakko.verkkokirjasto.fi/en/search?p_p_id=searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_facet_queries=subject_facet%3Dhoitoty%25C3%25B6&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_query=hoitoty%C3%B6&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_type=solr There are some books about heart diseases and children: https://rutakko.verkkokirjasto.fi/en/search?p_p_id=searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_facet_queries=&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_query=subject%3A+%22syd%C3%A4ntaudit+lapset%22&p_r_p_arena_urn%…
I used to have a helmet card, but I can't find it anymore. How can I renew it? 7 7.5.2020 Unfortunately it is not possible to send any customer info via e-mail or phone due to confidentiality and privacy reasons.  You can obtain a temporary customer id for the access to e-library by sending a request to the address ekortti@helmetkirjasto.fi. Temporary customer id is valid until 31 May, 2020. Online courses and e-books for example contain some language learning material.  https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/News_flash/Using_the_libraries_during_the_corona_vi(209022) https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary You can get a new permanent card from library customer service when libraries are fully open again in June. There is more information about the current situation on Helmet website.