Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/18/2019

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Inspiration (1898)

Daily Thoughts 09/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read a little bit of Particle Physics A Graphic Guide by Tom Whyntie and Oliver Pugh.  The design is closer to a montage than a drawn graphic novel.  It mixes text, speech bubbles, photographs and images in a unique way.  I enjoy reading the Graphic Guide series.  They are well written and easy to understand.

I also read some more of The Atlas of Happiness.  Each chapter is a concept about happiness from a different country.  I read about Saudade from Brazil and Xingfu from China.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I was reading about special libraries in Europe.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time working on shifting books in the mysteries.

I checked the schedules in ADP for the people who report to me.

I put in some orders for new books.

I spent some time working on flyers and programming.

Web Bits


NYPL Project Reveals Nearly 75% of Books From 1924 to 1964 Are Likely In the Public Domain

Leonardo’s Library The World of the Renaissance Reader

Forbidden Books from Around the World in 2019




Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/17/2019

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Hans Sturzenegger - Hermann Hesse mit Panamahut, 1912

Daily Thoughts 09/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about Canadian libraries.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I shifted some books in the mystery section.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I am meeting with a person about a cloth dolls grant today at 11:00 a.m.  We discussed a cloth doll program.

I read a copy of Booklist as well as the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review.

I also worked on an order of science books.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class.

Web Bits



The Library’s That Also An Art Gallery

Baking Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card

Monday, September 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2019

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Sebastian Stosskopf, Still Life of Books and Rembrandt Engraving, 1631

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Histories of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about early university libraries in the United States like the first libraries at Yale and Harvard.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time shifting books in the mystery section.

I worked on an order of books on science.

I checked some of the nonfiction books in the mezzanine.

I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word 2019 class tonight in the computer lab.

Web Bits


Why Everyone Deserves Access to Ebooks

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2019

Peg for a Bookbinding
Peg for Bookbinding, 5th to 7th Century BC

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning In China: A Comparison of Fourth Century B.C. Chinese Education and Ancient Greece.  I learned some things about Chinese philosophy which made me want to read more about Confucius and Xunzi.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about small private collections of books in the American colonies.

I started reading The Art of Happiness.  It is focused on different national concepts of happiness like Gross National Happiness in Bhutan.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/14/2019

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Istvan Nagy, Newspaper Reader, 1920

Daily Thoughts 09/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning In China A Comparison of 4th Century B.C. Chinese Education with Ancient Greece.  I am reading a comparison between Plato's ideal of the philosopher king and Xunzi's ideal of the scholar ruler.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about the growth of libraries in Europe during the 18th century.  This is the period of the first national libraries.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time shifting books in the mysteries.

I also spent some time looking at new science books.

I checked the 300s in the mezzanine.

I checked out the book, The Atlas of Happiness The Global Secrets About How to be Happy by Helen Russell.

Web Bits



Libraries Open Up to Bee Keeping

Yale Searches for New University Librarian

White Red Architects Completes Members-Only Study Room in the British Library