1. I don't know about you, but none of my friends and family seem to really know what I do at work. I can explain - and do - over and over again, but by sharing my day via tweets now I can just point them to those tweets. And for those who use Twitter, they'll just see it and know!
2. I keep saying I should tweet more. By sharing my day at work via tweets, I hoped it would give me a bit more confidence in being vocal on Twitter.
I felt that sharing just one day wasn't really enough though. My days are massively varied at work (as are my hours, weeks and months), and even more so in the summer when there's time to concentrate on a range of different things (and not just spend the day answering academics questions, fun as that is). So I decided a weeks worth of tweets would give a better overview. Library Day in the Life is happy for you to blog about a day or a week at work (or tweet, video, animate, take photos, or anything else you can think of), so Round 7 lasted from July 25 to July 31.
For those of you who aren't addicted to Twitter, below is what I tweeted (times are guestimates)...
Tuesday 26 July
12.30pm: Phew! Finished sample searches for new student inductions. Steep learning curve. Now, what about that repository?... #libday7
Wednesday 27 July
Midday: Just had interesting tour of National Assembly of Wales and it's library. It's a different world to HE! Now enjoying the sunshine. #libday7
Thursday 28 July
11.30am: Just finished showing our work experience student how to check if we can add full text of published PDFs to the repository #libday7
Friday 29 July
16.15pm: Had a quiet day today. Said bye to a colleague who is going to work at another campus, and finally caught up with some e-mails! #lidbay7
10.30am: No work tweets today. I work in a uni library, but not on any desks, so I get weekends off. Off to visit friends in Birmingham! #libday7