Friday, March 22, 2019

Daily Thoughts 03/22/2019


Daily Thoughts 03/22/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie.  There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot.

I also read some of Saving Community Journalism.  I am reading about how some community newspapers are building in house web services for social media, websites, design, and advertising.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent a little time working on programming.

Web Bits


Boston Public Library Offers Books and Booze

Downtown Spokane Library Installs Blue Lights In Bathrooms to Deter Drug Use

ASRT National Library Partnership

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Daily Thoughts 03/21/2019

Biblioteka Marciana, Aristotel.jpg
Biblioteka Marciana, Aristotle, Paolo Veronese, 1560s

Daily Thoughts 03/21/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Raven Tower last night.  I read some more of Saving Community Journalism on the way to work.  There are four areas which advertising can occur, for events, on mobile, on the web, and in print.  Newspapers now have event calendars in most communities.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some of the books in the mezzanine as well as the 600s.

I worked on scheduling today for next month.  I have a lot planned for programming and other activities including grants and fundraising.

I checked out the book, The Monkey is the Messenger Meditation and What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You by Ralph De La Rosa.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Excel class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

Web Bits



Trump Budget Calls for Closing the NEA

Guest Post-- The Library is the Brand

Lacrosse Looking to Combine Library and Senior Center

The Bias Hiding In Your Library

Literary Classics Meet Fruit, Fondant For Edible Books Festival in Moffitt Library

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Daily Thoughts 03/20/2019

Harper's: March
Harper's March, Edward Penfield, 1896

Daily Thoughts 03/20/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie last night.  There is an addendum with a cast of characters both humans and gods in the back of the book.  My favorite character so far is the god, The Strength and Patience of the Hill.

I also read some more of Saving Community Journalism.  There is a reminder that your customer for a newspaper is the reader of the news.

I spent some time preparing for programming today.

Web Bits



Center for the Urban Future Examines Libraries' Place in Tech Skills-Building

Become Future Ready

IMLS Statement on the Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Get Excited: The New York Public Library is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 03/19/2019

Two Women and a Girl Looking at Paintings
Two Women and Girl Looking at Paintings, Kubo Shunman, Probably 1815

Daily Thoughts 03/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Raven Tower last night.  There is a mystery in the story which adds to the fantasy novel.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also checked the 600s and some of the mezzanine fiction books.

I looked through a copy of the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New York Review of Books.

I put in two orders for new books today.

I have to work on some grants.  We need to look at the Mount Vernon Arts Initiative.

I have to work on ADP for the payroll.

Web Bits


In FY 2020 Budget Proposal, Trump Renews Bid To End Federal Library Funding

Wifi Hotspots Could Help Fill Internet Deserts in South Carolina

ALA and Google Get Libraries Ready to Code

Monday, March 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 03/18/2019

The Arab Sage, German Painter (19th century), Oil on canvas
The Arab Sage, 19th Century German Painting

Daily Thoughts 03/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie last night.

I also am looking at some programming which is coming up.

Web Bits


The Case for Creativity and Creative Spaces in Libraries