International Staff Exchange Week for Library Professionals

Popular 5-day staff exchange programme in one the Europe’s high-aiming research universities brings library professionals with varied backrounds to Helsinki every June. Helsinki University Library has been happy to host ISEW Library since 2013.

A Week of Shared Knowledge and Fun

ISEW Library relies on the active participation and knowledge sharing of all the participants. Themes include common interests shared by most library professionals based in scientific libraries and research institutions. The programme covers the ever-changing needs of users shaping the library spaces as well as libraries’ many efforts in opening science from various perspectives. Participants have chance to meet their peers to discuss the mutually interesting themes. *** Topics evolve yearly depending on the current projects at Helsinki University Library. Current challenges include implementing the new library platform (ALMA/Primo) in 2020. The Viikki Campus Library for Biosciences is being refurbished for the future needs of students and research in 2020-2021.

Helsinki - City of Libraries

Finland is famous for its libraries. Get a glimpse of the library loving nation during hosted visits to several library spaces in Helsinki metropolitan area. Guided tours are included in the ISEW Library programme.