A reporter from a news outlet (e.g. newspaper, television station, radio station, etc.) will occasionally ask staff for an interview. When a reporter requests information about a news item other than routine library promotional activities, staff should refer the reporter to the Marketing and Communications Director via phone and follow with an email message. If they are not available, contact the Customer Experience Director.
Refer requests to take pictures or video by news media or commercial entities within a Pierce County Library System facility or to bring cameras into a facility, to the Marketing and Communications Director. If they are not available, refer the requestor to the Customer Experience Director. If neither of them is available, staff should work with their Leadership Team member to respond to the request.
Picture taking, filming, or videotaping of the exterior areas of Library property is allowed, as long as such activity complies with the Code of Conduct, and does not interfere with the flow of traffic and with customers or staff wishing to enter or leave the building.
An exception to the procedures described above occurs when reporters want to interview staff or take pictures in conjunction with a library promotional activity such as a display, the acceptance of a check from charitable organizations, programs, etc.
Effective March 1, 2002. Updated July 25 2018
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