I’ve had this idea for well over a year, but when I read the desk setup post over at In the Library with the Lead Pipe, I knew I had to just do it. Mostly inspired by the long running “The View from Your Window” series (now in book form) at Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Daily Dish and my own curiosity about the different types and styles of reference desk*, I started a Tumblr blog called “A View from Your Desk”.
There are a couple of purposes to this blog. First, people can submit their own photographs for inclusion to the blog. Tumblr makes it very easy to do so. Second, I’m hoping it will give people a glance into libraries and offices from all over the country, if not the world. Not only do librarians get to check out other libraries, but it can show everyone what it looks like to be in our seats. Third, I think it’s a fun idea. And I’m not one to turn down a fun idea, especially one that doesn’t require much upkeep.
So, take a picture, submit it to the blog, and show the world how the library world looks to you! Thanks!
* I’m always curious to see how different reference desks are configured. Whether they are high or low (so people either stand or can sit), how the computers are arranged, what ready reference materials are around them, and so forth.