Saturday, February 17, 2018

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2018

Still Life with Checked Tablecloth - Juan Gris
Still Life With Checked Tablecloth, Juan Gris, 1915

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Real Love.  I am reading about different types of meditation like walking meditation.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I spent some time cleaning off my desk and picking up stuff.  I am off next week for vacation.

I checked out the book, Win Bigly Persuasion In A World Where Facts Don't Matter by Scott Adams.  Scott Adams is the author of Dilbert.

I did some shifting in the 900s.  I also checked the ADP schedule for the part-timers.

Web Bits


Useful Hacks for Making the Library Your "Home" Office

Friday, February 16, 2018

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2018


Claude Monet, Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil, 1875

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Real Love this morning.  I am reading about joy and forgiveness.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also did a little bit of shifting in the 900s.

I spent some time looking through the oversize books as well.

We have a signage committee meeting this morning.  I am supposed to look at outdoor signage for the library.

I checked the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list today.

I am in the computer lab this afternoon.

I looked over the Mount Vernon Public Library strategic plan today.

Web Bits


Corporate Committee for Library Investment Issues Statement in Response to White House 2019 Budget Proposal

A College in the Library

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2018


Maria, Helen Schjerfbeck, 1906

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2018

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

I read some more for my class online, Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding.  I am reading about fundraising and how you have to have many more supporters than you think.

I read some more of Real Love.  I am reading about a process of examining your emotions in meditation.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also worked with a colleague with shifting in the 900s.

I also did work on the oversize books.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2018


New York Sunday Journal, Ernest Haskell, 1896

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Why Comics?  Hillary Chute covers the best comics in different categories like Little Lulu for women's comics, Palestine by Joe Sacco for war comics, and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel for queer comics.  The writing is very clear.  This would be an excellent introduction for someone new to the graphic novel field who wanted to read comics as literature.  The book does not cover genre comics like mystery, romance, horror, and science fiction.

I also read a little bit more of Real Love.  There are meditative exercises on love at the end of each chapter.  This is the main reason I am reading the book.

I checked the gift books and the displays in the morning.

We finished shifting in the 800s and have started shifting in the 900s.  Also, I spent some time working with the oversize books.

I spent a little time working on ordering as well.

I am looking at the Mount Vernon Public Library Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

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In Praise of the Small Town Library

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Daily Thoughts 02/13/2018

Daily Thoughts 02/13/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Real Love on the way to work.  I am reading about ethics.

I placed two orders for new books this morning.

I am going to a presentation from Google for local businesses today in the professional building from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m..  It should be interesting.  The meeting was interesting.  The mayor was there and the Industrial Development Agency.  We introduced ourselves after the lecture on Google Adwords and Google Analytics.  I had a chance to hand out some business cards.  It was a nice networking meeting.

Someone else covered the Crochet Group today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I checked the displays and the gifts books.

I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the latest issue of Library Journal.  There is a lot on advocacy in this issue.

I also checked out Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter.

Web Bits


Trum p Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA and NEH

Library Aid Cuts Will Burden Local Communities