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Round 5 of Library Day in the Life!

07.15.2010 · Posted in A Day in the Life of a Librarian

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July 26th 2010 will start Round 5 of Library Day in the Life Project.

What is the Library Day in the Life Project? well it started with this post suggesting that we blog what we do all day at work.  Libraries are changing so rapidly and we all know no ones is reading books, despite what the public may think ;-) The idea being that you’re sharing an average day, so many of us don’t have an average day though so a lot of people did a week, me included. I maybe just do a day this time though, we’ll see.

If you are wondering why you should participate Meredith Farkas offers an excellent explanation of why she did. The Project has turned into a great resource for students, instructors, staff and patrons.

So how do you particpate?

  • Go to the wiki
  • Create a PB Wiki (pbworks?) account (it’s free)!
  • Add your name, your job title (so we can see what you do at a glance) and a link to your blog.
  • On the 27th start recording your day or week.  It doesn’t have to be a blog post it can be photos, podcasts or videos
  • Tag your posts, pictures, videos, podcasts with librarydayinthelife.
  • After you’ve finished your first day come go back to the wiki and edit your link to link directly to your tagged blog posts, videos or photos.
  • Of course read along!

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31 Responses to “Round 5 of Library Day in the Life!”

  1. steve_librarian says:

    RT @librarianbyday: Get ready for Round 5 of Library Day in the Life #libday5 http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-

  2. Strng_Dichotomy says:

    RT @librarianbyday: Are you ready for Round 5 of Library Day in the Life? #libday5 http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-

  3. crzyLibraryLady says:

    RT @librarianbyday: Are you ready for Round 5 of Library Day in the Life? #libday5 http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-

  4. hood_and_hat says:

    RT @librarianbyday: Are you ready for Round 5 of Library Day in the Life? #libday5 http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-

  5. WoodsieGirl says:

    @librarianbyday #libday5 is next week?? How did I miss that?! Signing up now :)

  6. Annoula64 says:

    RT @librarianbyday: Wish I saw more intentional participants signed up for #libday5 http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-… @theREALwikiman @janholmquist …

  7. janholmquist says:

    @librarianbyday I am on parental leave with my son this summer, That´s the reason why I don´t participate #libday5 will be back for #libday6

  8. @librarianbyday I’m definitely doing it! Just haven’t registered yet… next week, right? (You always choose weeks where I have nothing on!)

  9. @librarianbyday (Crikey, just to clarify – I meant weeks where the diary is bare, not where I am bare…)

  10. wigglesweets says:

    @librarianbyday thanks, I would have totally missed this too! #libday5

  11. [...] Bobbi Newman from the Librarian by Day blog has been behind the “Day in the Life of A Librarian” project for the last couple of years. Every six months an ever-growing group of librarians is recording what happens during the same week. Here are the instructions from her blog post, Round 5 of Library Day in the Life!. [...]

  12. @librarianbyday Is that a hint? :)

  13. jenniferwaller says:

    @librarianbyday I’m eager for Day in the Life! I finally get to play (& feel like I have something to say), b/c I’m finally working!

  14. @librarianbyday thanks for the reminder to sign up, I’ll definitely be joining in again #libday5

  15. LibGoddess says:

    @librarianbyday Oooo … is #libday5 open to anyone?

  16. katie_fraser says:

    @librarianbyday Ooh, good reminder. Will sign up tomorrow when I’m at a PC. Only working 2 days next week, mind! #libday5

  17. [...] One of the leaders of this project is Bobbi Newman, otherwise known as Librarian by Day. She explains how to participate here. [...]

  18. librarianedge says:

    @librarianbyday #libday5 great project – glad to participate – can only say int’l school libn is the best job on earth

  19. [...] We have been the witnesses of the extremely exciting activity which has been taking place in different libraries via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr as well as the personal blogs of librarians. We will be watching the specific activity which is happening at different libraries for five days. “What is the Library Day in the Life Project? well it started with this post suggesting that we blog what we do all day at work.  Libraries are changing so rapidly and we all know no ones is reading books, despite what the public may think  The idea being that you’re sharing an average day, so many of us don’t have an average day though so a lot of people did a week, me included. I maybe just do a day this time though, we’ll see.” (http://librarianbyday.net/2010/07/round-5-of-library-day-in-the-life/) [...]

  20. [...] taking part in the Library Day in the Life Project this week. It was set up by Bobbi Newman, and you can read about it here. It’s a great thing because comparing what we do is interesting of itself, plus if anyone [...]

  21. [...] Library Day in the LIFE-Share Posted July 30, 2010 Filed under: Events Attended, JISC, conservation, digitisation | Tags: conservation, digitisation, JIF, JISC, JISC innovation forum, libday5, Library Day in the Life, Preservation | This is the LIFE-SHARE Project’s contribution to the Library Day in the Life Project running this week. It was set up by Bobbi Newman, and you can read about it here. [...]

  22. [...] seeing Bobbie Newman’s calls for participation for ‘Library Day in the Life’ the past few years, I decided this was the year. Not only the year that I would participate but [...]

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