Proving Your Value

Kathy Foley, San Antonio Express-News
Chris Hardesty, Newsday
Stephen Abram, Micromedia ProQuest

Wednesday, June 9, 2004
4:30-5:45 pm
Special Libraries Association 2004 Annual Conference News Division Program

Most of us are constantly trying to prove to upper management that news librarians are a valuable asset to the company. Kathy Foley offered up several revenue-producing methods - such as photo reprints and custom text reprints, or through licensing and permissions. Chris Hardesty suggested that you visit other departments to find out what they're up to - and how you can help them, and then invite them to do the same in your department. Stephen Abram informed the audience that you have to communicate with management on an emotional level, rather than bombard them with facts and information. Communicate with others on their level (e.g., talk money to the accountants, talk ethics to the editors). Most importantly, become the person that is most valuable in your newsroom.

--Megan Gallup, The Daytona Beach News-Journal

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