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Library Day in the Life Round 7 Will Run July 25th through the 31st #libday7

07.06.2011 · Posted in A Day in the Life of a Librarian

It’s hard to believe but Round 7 of Library Day in the Life Project will run July 25th through the 31st.

What is the Library Day in the Life Project?

It’s a chance to share your day, or week, with other librarians and hopefully the public at large. It started when I come discovered someone had searched “What’s a librarian’s day like” to find my blog so I wrote a blog post suggesting that we blog what we do all day at work.  Then we (and maybe patrons) could see what we do all day. Some people blogged a day, others like me blogged a week. Then it took off.. Last round there were just under 250 people signed up on the wiki. There were over 800 people participating via Twitter.  It has grown to be an international project with participants from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, France, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan and Singapore. Participants are from academic, public, college, special, school libraries, professional organizations and library vendors.  Thanks to Emma Cragg and Katie Birkwood it was mentioned in an article in The Guardian.

How do you participate?

  • Go to the wiki
  • Create an account (it’s free), carefully read the instructions for adding your content.
  • On the 24th start recording your day or week.
  • Bloggers, Flickr & YouTube users tag your posts with librarydayinthelife. Twitters use the #libday7
  • Add your Flickr photos or videos to the Group on Flickr and/or join the Facebook Page

You don’t have to write a blog post or tweet, you can document your day with words or photos or video or a handwritten love note or a cartoon.

Why should you 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.

Need some inspiration?

Check out entries from previous years.

Check out this amazing video Ned Potter created for Round 6

Browse the photos on the Flickr pool.


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6 Responses to “Library Day in the Life Round 7 Will Run July 25th through the 31st #libday7”

  1. I’d love to participate, but I’m a school librarian and there’s no school in July.

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