In a series of portraits we are going to introduce the staff at the Library to all our readers and customers – who are the people working at the library? And what are they doing there? Read our portraits and get to know your librarians! We asked Lena a few questions.
What are your main duties?
I’m part of the unit Digital Services that works with library systems and research support. I work mainly with Primo, support systems and parts of the library’s website. I’m in team Communication and team Alma and Primo. In addition, I work at the information point where I answer questions and support students, staff and other users in their library usage.
For how long have you worked here?
Oh, it’s been quite long! For further reflection, I’m in my 18th year at the library. My first task when I started here was to take a new grip on the library’s web. Over the years my tasks have changed slightly, but I’ve always been involved in working with web and systems and contacts with library users.
What do you enjoy most about the job?
The funniest thing about the job is two things I think – problem solving and the contacts with our students and staff. At the information point you can be prepared for many different kinds of questions and it is exciting and rewarding. Over the past year, we have implemented two new library systems, Alma and Primo, which has been stimulating and challenging.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
Outside the job, I spend a lot of time with my family. We have an old house that requires some maintenance which takes a lot of my time. Otherwise, I like to photograph, move in nature and kayak. Longing for the year’s first kayaking trip, it will be a sunny day in April when the ice is released!
Do you have any book tips you want to share?
I read a bit in periods, some time ago I read the books Gentlemen and Gangsters by Klas Östergren. Particularly Gentlemen, I can recommend it’s a writer’s meeting with two strange brothers. Their lives are presented and many interesting developments are described in detail. Another book I recommend is Norrland by Po Tidholm. It consists of a number of essays and reports about the geographical part of Sweden, which is a bit sloppy called Norrland.
Text: Klaz Arvidson & Lena Holmberg
Photo: Lena Holmberg