A day in the life

Bobbi L. Newman, over at Librarian by Day, has posted an interesting challenge: for library bloggers to post about what they do in a day of work. As with most of the commenters, I don’t have a typical day; but as a new librarian, I can totally see how this could be a useful thing for folks in the field to do. So, I’m going to give it a go for the next week. Wednesday-Tuesday I’ll post about the work I’m doing at work (and at home as it spills over) in hopes it might be useful or interesting to somebody. However, the summer is totally different from the school year, so as far as academic librarians go, it might be interesting to try this again in the academic year.

I am really looking forward to reading other folk’s posts! I feel like I know a bunch of you from Twitter or Friendfeed, but I don’t know what your jobs are. If you’re playing along, will you let me know in the comments?

Update: Lori Reed has set up a wiki to help project participants find each other! If you’re in library school and want to see the real-world library work, this list will be great. If you’re like me and want to know what your cool library friends are up to, it’ll be a fun way to learn. I’ve signed up for access to edit just now.

9 thoughts on “A day in the life

  1. Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for highlighting this, I hadn’t read Librarian by Day before (new feed added to my GReader) but I especially love this idea. Since I have an unusual position it’s always great to see what other folks are doing with their time and how they manage it all. I can’t wait to see the results!

  2. I’m so excited to see this idea taking off! I was thrilled to see that Lori put the wiki together, I should have been doing that instead of playing videos games this morning. Now I just have to get added to it LOL

  3. Everyone likes to know what other people do, so I’m not surprised it’s so popular already. I’m looking forward to it!

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