Sunday, April 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/23/2017

Rembrandt ManReading.jpg
Rembrandt, Man Reading, 1648

Daily Thoughts 04/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Book.  I am reading about the printer, Johannes Gutenberg

I spent some time looking through selection lists for public libraries from both Ingram and Brodart for new nonfiction titles.

I also spent a little more time using Bluecloud Analytics.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/22/2017

Rembrandt Two old men disputing 1628.jpg
Two Old Men Disputing, Rembrandt, 1628


Daily Thoughts 04/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of The Book.  I read about how paper spread from China to Arabia to Europe.  I also read about how making paper became a mechanized industrial process.

2016 International Latino Book Awards
https://app.box.com/s/si0noqeuz45an4e8yzo7jp3fg3b5ryna

I took a few minutes to look at Books on the Air from Booksite.
http://library.booksite.com/7537/nl/?list=NLAIR

I spent a little time looking at websites for Westchester County Bookstores.  Womrath bookstore from Bronxville has come to our library a couple of times.

Public Library Open House Showcases Changes and New Director
http://www.mvinquirer.com/mt-vernon-public-library-open-house-showcases-changes-and-new-director.html
This was enjoyable.

Web Bits


Support Grows for Small Agency With Big Reach on Trump's Budget Death Row

Build Relationships to Advance Advocacy

ALA Joins March for Science on April 22

Local Libraries Are Now Gathering Places, And Not Just for Books


Friday, April 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/21/2017

George Goodwin Kilburne - Penning A Letter.jpg
George Godwin Kilburne, Penning a Letter, 1924

Daily Thoughts 04/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Book.  In China, Cai Lun is credited with inventing paper.

I am looking at two graphic novels for children, Catstronauts Race to Mars by Drew Brockington, and Catstronauts Mission Moon.  Catstronauts was excerpted on Space.com http://www.space.com/36505-catstronauts-book-excerpts.html

I spent some time working on flyers this morning.

I am going to read some of the Share Your Story pieces on the website at 3:00 p.m.
http://mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/share-your-story/

I spent some time looking through the New York Times Bestseller List and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List.  I also spent some time looking at Blue Cloud Analytics.

Web Bits


Open House at Mount Vernon Public Library
 I was there last night.  


Torching the Modern Day Library of Alexandria
"Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books that nobody is allowed to read."

                                       

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/20/2017

Reading the Newspaper. War News - Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky
Reading the Newspaper. War News. Nikolay-Bogdanov Belsky, 1905

Daily Thoughts 04/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read the latest copy of the New York Times on the way to work.  There were a couple book reviews in it.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  There is an open house tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..

I generated a list Top Circulating Titles in Mount Vernon Public Library for nonfiction from Blue Cloud analytics.

James Williams Bujo will be demonstrating his painting skills.

I printed up a variety of flyers for events that are upcoming for the library.  I also spent a little time working on programming.  There are a number of poetry programs that I am planning for. Poetry is quite popular in our community.

The Book A Cover to Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston came in for me to read. I read some of it on the way home.  It describes how papyrus came out of Egypt as well as how the first parchment came from Pergamon.

Web Bits


Universities Redesign Libraries for the 21st Century; Fewer Books, More Space

A History of Radical Thinking: How Women Created Book Clubs

The Politics of Being A Trustee


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/19/2017

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

Daily Thoughts 04/19/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I placed a hold on The Book:  A Cover to Cover Exploration of The Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I spent some time looking at the 700s and 800s in the stacks.

I also worked on scheduling with ADP.

I put in a request for pickup for Better World Books.

I also started looking through the latest Ingram Advance.  I also read through a copy of Booklist and the Times Literary Supplement.

We have the James Baldwin's America event tonight on Wednesday instead of tomorrow.  We are having the open house, April 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the library.

Mount Vernon Public Library Westchester's Hub for History, Resources
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/mount-vernon/2017/04/19/mount-vernon-ny-news-library/99444310/

Web Bits

Why Libraries Could Soon Need a National Endowment

Grijalva Fears Library Cuts in Federal Budget
  
Video Historic Mount Vernon Public Library

Artificial Intelligence

Princeton Researchers Discover Why AI Become Racist and Sexist