This week I’ll be taking part in the Library Day in the Life project, which I followed last year and intended to join in but didn’t get round to posting. It’s a simple idea – people who work in libraries simply record their daily activities for a week and share these at the end of each day, usually via their blog. They add their name to the list held on the wiki so that others can read their blog posts, and they tag all posts, photos, videos etc. with the librarydayinthelife tag. I found it really interesting reading about what different librarians do in their roles and how their day is structured, so I thought this time I’d join in and share my own experiences.

The current project takes place this week and many librarians across the world are participating, you can see a full list at the Library Day in the life wiki.

As I’m part time and currently working in a library for three days a week, I’ll be blogging my activities this week on Wed-Fri. Hopefully the posts will provide an insight into my job role and give an idea of the sort of work I do. I may try to take some photos if I can too.

If you also work in a library and would like to join in, simply follow these instructions, taken from the wiki homepage:

  1. Create a PB¬†Wiki account (it’s free)!
  2. Add your name, your job title (so we can see what you do at a glance) and a link to your blog.
  3. Start blogging.
  4. Tag your posts with librarydayinthelife.
  5. After your first blog post come back and edit this page to change your blog link to a link to your tagged posts.
  6. Add your Flickr photos or videos to the Group on Flickr

I’m looking forward to reading this week’s posts from fellow UK library bloggers including Emma Cragg at Digitalist, Katharine Widdows at When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Librarian, David Viner, and Clari Gosling.

  • I’m looking forward to reading this. Not in a library job myself right now, but hope to join in on a later iteration.