Sonia D. Kirkaldy Nielsen: Build justification for all types of library services

You all have some really interesting and good ideas about library work. I am looking forward to discussions about all the different issues. No doubt, we will come up with some good ways to solve the different tasks within the field of library work.

I have mainly been working at picture and media libraries. For a few years I worked in the archive at a Danish financial news paper (Børsen) and an image library (Scanpix). The last 4 years I have been working in the library at TV2. At TV2 we catalog the news programs, archive the footage and do research for the journalists.

The library is the ”memory” of TV2 and it is very important to be able to go back and find footage, interviews and other things that have been broadcastet. For some people it is difficult to ”see” the importance of the library because we work in the ”background” and behind the scenes. Other places I have work it has also been difficult to make the library more ”visible”. My questions are:

  • How do we make library work more visible?
  • Are we to ”silent”?
  • How do we get out there and show people what we do?
  • Could we be more visible by finding new areas where our library qualifications can be used?

Sonia D. Kirkaldy Nielsen
TV2 library, Denmark

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