Re: Multimedia/Film/Audiovisual Librarianship

J.A.Lawrence@massey.ac.nz
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 13:38:33 +1200

Yes well, I am the AV librarian at a University Library. I am part of the
Reference Dept. I used to be part of the lending Dept but was moved to REf
as I do that kind of work - Bib instruction, Enquiries, Collection
development etc. I have my own space and look after videos, sound tapes,
microforms, CAI materials, CD_roms, Laser disks, prints, slides - basically
anything that isnt books and not in the Reference collection. I applied for
the job from within the Dept when there was very little material now the
collection is growing exponentially especially videos and electronics. I had
no special training but I have been on courses in basic electricity - for
repairing the equipment, I am computer literate - taught myself,
Conservation - a short course. Collection development mainly through a
current awareness programme I have with the Academics. Over the last 3 1/2
years I have developed the area and really enjoy my job. I think I was lucky
to take it on just as it was about to take off

Regards

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Judy Lawrence
Audiovisual Librarian
Massey University Library
Private bag 11054
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Phone 64 6 3569099 ex 7839
Fax 64 6 350 5605