Sunday, May 1, 2016

Daily Thoughts 05/01/2016


Daily Thoughts 05/01/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.  Dave Stewart is in a band with Annie Lennox at this point in the biography.

Web Bits


The Library Boom

Boston Public Library Will Lend Out Hotspots

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Daily Thoughts 04/30/2016

Index
Cigarette Trading Card of Sherlock Holmes

Daily Thoughts 04/30/2016

I am back from vacation today.  My colleague is doing a final check over the contents for the Preservation Assessment Grant.  Hopefully, I will send it in tomorrow.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I also returned some of the books and movies which I checked out over the vacation.

I rested on the way to work on the train.

I went through a stack of mail this morning when I got in.  I also have quite a few things to read; Booklist, 2 Copies of the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, the May Baker and Taylor Forecast, and 2 Copies of the Times Literary Supplement.

There is a screening of the movie Planetary between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. today. at the Mount Vernon Public Library in the Grace Greene Baker Community Room.

I spent some time ordering bestsellers from the New York Times Bestseller List and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List.

The screening of Planetary went very well.  It is available for 24 hour rental for 99 cents  through Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary

On the way home, I read a bit of a Star Trek novel to relax, Star Trek Deep Space Nine Ascendance by R. George III

Web Bits


Toronto’s New Library of Things Opens, Lets You Borrow All the Things

Diversity Celebrated at 2016 Edgar Awards

The New York Times Crafts An Obituary for William Shakespeare

 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Daily Thoughts 04/29/2016

News from My Lad - James Campbell
News From My Lad, James Campbell, 1859

Daily Thoughts 04/29/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I applied for the webinar,  Research in the Real World on May 17, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=LJEmailemail1emerald160517&eventid=1182763&sessionid=1&key=05C9A87A8F84E82B85C00656FFE8EF06&regTag=&sourcepage=register

There is a giving campaign today for the Mount Vernon Public Library through the Westchester Library System by Carolyn Karwoski.
https://www.givegab.com/p2p/celebrating-westchester-libraries/carolyn-karwoski

I am reading more of Sweet Dreams Are Made of This by Dave Stewart.  It is a quite wild story.  Dave Stewart has his first record produced at 18, opens a small record shop, and has various psychedelic counterculture adventures in London.  It is the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the excessive 1970s.  He meets Annie Lennox, falls in love and she detoxes from drugs and helps him get to his feet.  The writing is superb storytelling.

I got a confirmation that Certified Public Library Administrator program http://ala-apa.org/certification/ had received my transcripts from University of Pittsburgh.  They will meet in July to determine who gets into the program.

Web Bits


Why the internet has not killed the library (yet)

Notre Dame and Vatican Library to Celebrate New Collaboration

Most satisfying job for book lovers? Librarian at "loneliest library"

The (Lasting?) Value of Libraries


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2016

The Language of flowers - an alphabet of floral emblems (1857) (14560539118).jpg
The Language of flowers : an alphabet of floral emblems Year1857 

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning for the library.

I read some more of Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.  Dave Stewart leaves home at sixteen and devotes his life completely to music leaving high school and becoming part of a bohemian artistic scene.  It is a very interesting story which touches on the counterculture, eccentric living, folk music, and the artistic life so far.

I read a little more of Teach Yourself Visually Excel 2016.  I am reading about formulas and worksheets.



Web Bits


Science Proves Reading to Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

Library Code Irks Group

Has the Library Outlived Its Usefulness In the Age of the Internet?  You'd Be Surprised


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Daily Thoughts 04/27/2016


Daily Thoughts 04/27/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.  Dave Stewart is writing about his early interest in soccer and playing the guitar.

Web Bits


The Custodian of Forgotten Books

Yonkers Public Library Ups Its Tech Game

Librarian Creates Place of Hope and Love for Neighborhood
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2016/04/27/librarian-creates-place-hope-love-neighborhood/83546614/