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Share Your #MyLibLifeReality

It’s still, definitely, winter, and our thoughts are with those in Texas and the rest of the United States dealing with the aftermath of last week’s extreme weather. We could all use a little laughter or a message of empathy right now to get us hopefully into a brighter spring/summer. And as we approach the one-year mark of when everything on our calendars went from “confirmed” to “canceled,” we would love to hear stories about #librarylife or classic or unexpected working from home (WFH) moments.

To that end, we came up with the My Library Life Reality” video series as a fun activity to hear from the library community and provide an opportunity to share work-life stories! And just generally feel a little closer to one another.

This week, we’re looking for 30-second videos that capture truly human moments people have experienced in their library work-life this past year. It could be:

  1. A funny WFH fail, “My child ran into the Zoom camera meeting with no diaper on.”
  2. A heartwarming experience, “I helped a patron going through a difficult time.”
  3. A learning moment, “This WFH hack saved me from going insane….”

And in the spirit of being there for each other and recognizing the importance of Black lives and Black History Month, we’re going to make a donation to Black Girls CODE for the first 25 video submissions.

How This Works:

  1. Create a 30-second video using a smartphone or video camera. You, your pet “coworker”, or your home workplace can be the star. Have fun with it!
  2. Submit the video no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.
  3. For every submission we receive, Springshare will donate $10 to Black Girls CODE (up to $250).
  4. The Springy team will select its favorite videos and highlight them on the March 2021 edition of SpringyNews.
  5. We’ll share as many videos as we can on Twitter and Facebook, too!
    1. Want to join the conversation? Use the hashtag #MyLibLifeReality

We want to get the word out – and max out donations – so please help spread the word on social media! Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope you’ll share your #MyLibLifeReality with us and your fellow librarians and library workers!

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