The Year in the Life of a Library: 2013 advocacy project
Inspired by this post earlier this week, Teen Librarian Toolbox has come up with a plan for our 2013 advocacy project. Last year, with #the2012project, we collected pictures to show everyone that teens still use and love their libraries. Our goal was to show teens using the library. This year, we want to walk you through some typical days at the library and help you understand why libraries still matter. We will put together a series of posts, with the help of librarians all around the world, helping you see what life is like in the library in 2013.
Some of the posts will include:
A Monday in the life of a library
A Tuesday in the life of a library
A Wedensday in the life of a library
A Thursday in the life of a library
A Friday in the life of a library
A Saturday in the life of a library
A Sunday in the life of a library
A day in the life of a library storytime
A day in the life of a library program
A day in the life of a library volunteer
A day in the life of a library summer reading club
You Can Get Involved!
If you are a librarian and would like to share a day in the life of your library, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to see a ton of guest posts by librarians so we get a good cross section of the various types of libraries, librarians and communities out there.
Throughout the year, please share in the comments some of your patron interactions, program highlights, reference questions, and more. Our goal is to help people see that
If you use and support your library, share in the comments how your library has helped you and made a difference in your community.
Let’s end the debate by showing everyone how libraries are used, the difference they make in communities, and reminding all of the important things done inside a library.
This advocacy project was also inspired by The Day in the Life of a Children’s Librarian posts at The Show Me Librarian (Amy Koester) and by various state library Snapshot campaigns.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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