While catching up on library blogs in my usual haphazard way, this weekend I discovered that Bobbi Newman decided to stop organizing the Library Day in the Life Project. My immediate reaction to this was actually blatant despair, since I ALWAYS WANTED TO PARTICIPATE. I was never plugged into the whole virtual network of librarians before and I always missed the week and then said to myself, Oh well, there’s always next time. Apparently this was not in the cards for me, so I’m going rogue on this one and doing it on my own this upcoming week. Why not?
The first, thoroughly selfish reason: I’m bad at appreciating my own efforts. I push and push and push myself. I think if I’m charting my days, I can look back and feel a ping of pride before moving on to my next busy week. So really, it’s like a tiny present to myself.
Second: This is content I can actually create. I’ve had a hard time coming up with stuff for the blog because I am so tired at the end of the day. I psych myself out that it has to be impressive and visionary, which is silly. I can’t do impressive and visionary while working 40 hours, going to school full-time, and trying to have a little time for myself on occasion. However, I can share the random things I do. Fun!
Third, and most importantly: I think library students have a lot to gain by sharing their daily experiences. When I was headed to library school I had no clue what library school meant, what I would be learning, what I would be doing. Anything I imagined would not correspond to the reality of my life now. I think the more accounts out there of what library school is actually like, the better. I’m happy to contribute to that… and I daresay I’ll be thinking about it on a larger scale for the future.
I’ll be posting Monday-Friday this week!