Friday, January 19, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2018

Portrait of a Man With a Newspaper - Andre Derain
Portrait of a Man With a Newspaper, Andre Derain, 1913

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Books, language, writing, cats, and horses matter a lot to Ursula K. Le Guin.  There are a lot of short poems which are enjoyable to read in this book.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also checked out two books, Data Strategy How To Profit From a World of Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things by Bernard Marr which is a management book and The Four The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway.

I spent some time working on scheduling for programs for February 2018.  I have to figure out programming for the next several months as well.

We are meeting to discuss the Lets Build Robots! Tweens Learn. Build. Share. today to discuss how the funds are going to be used.  We are looking at some of the educator sets for different robots.


Web Bits


The LIbrary Lifecycle

NAU Tech Library Helps Those With Disabilities


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/18/2018

Still Life at the Open Windowq - Juan Gris
Still Life at the Open Window, Juan Gris, 1925

Daily Thoughts 01/18/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of No Time To Spare.  I rather liked the essay, Someone Named Delores.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time working on next months schedule.  I am planning a variety of programs for next month.

I have a box with February's BookPage next to my desk.  I read a copy of Booklist and looked through the latest New York Times Book Review.

I also placed an order for books through Amazon which were not available through Ingram or Brodart.

We are working on shifting the 800s and 900s right now.

I have to put together the schedule for the computer classes for February.

I checked some books to see if they should be added back into the catalog.

I updated the Computer Class Flier for February 2018 and set up the sign sheets for classes tonight.

Web Bits


How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Skokie Library, Area Organizations to Host Voter Registration Drives


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2018


Still Life, Vase With Flowers, Gaugin, 1881

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

The next MOCCA Art Festival is on April 7 and April 8, 2018.
https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/mocca-arts-festival-directions-tickets

I spent some time working on a Power Map for my connections for my class.

I read some more of No Time To Spare today.  I am reading about Ursula K. Le Guin's cat Pard.  When I was a child we had a cat, but I don't have one now.

Web Bits


At Free Library, Wolff Discusses the Firestorm Around 'Fire and Fury'

A New Home for AI: The Library


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2018

File:Jules Pascin Thinking.jpg
Jules Pascin, Thinking, (1885-1930)

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of No Time to Spare last night.  There are some reflections on the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  February is Black History Month.  I put out some books on Black History.

I also placed an order for new books today.

I am looking at an article called Thirty Years Not A Slave The Story of William Voris of Rye by Howard Husock.  It is on Pp. 116-124 of The Westchester Historian, Volume 92 No. 4, Fall 2016.  I am inviting Mr. Husock to speak at the library.  I am also inviting the African American Cemetery in Rye to give a talk as well for local history in February.

I have been thinking about upcoming programming.  We are meeting on Friday to discuss the programs for the Lets Build Robots! Learn. Build. Share fundraiser.

I have a copy of The New York Times Book Review to read.

I am watching the film Loving Vincent.  It is in the background. The film has an effervescent quality to it.  The colors are brilliant.  It is an animated film which uses oil paints.  This is supposed to be the first time this has been done.  The quality of some of animation is dreamlike.  It is the story of Vincent Van Gogh.  His paintings are incorporated into the visuals. I'll sit down and watch it again tomorrow.

Web Bits

Tax Season is Here: How Libraries Can Help Communities Prepare
http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/tax-season-libraries-help-prepare/

AI Beats Human In Stanford Reading Comprehension Test
https://www.cnet.com/news/new-results-show-ai-is-as-good-as-reading-comprehension-as-we-are/

Libraries Can Help Disrupt the School -to-Prison Pipeline


Monday, January 15, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2018

In Honor of Antonio Magliabecchi, Florentine Librarian, Medalist: M. Antonio di Gennaro (Italian, 1675–1744), Bronze, Italian

In Honor of Antonio Magliabecchi, Florentine Librarian Medalist: M. Antonio di Gennaro (Italian, 1675–1744)


Daily Thoughts 01/15/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read some more of No Time to Spare.  I rather like Ursula K. Le Guin's short essay on Kids' Letters.  She has a children's series called Catwings.

I spent some time looking up networking meetings for my Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding.  I looked at the Lions Club, The Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, and the Rotary Club.  We also do a Spring open house at the library.  I also did a little more and am learning how to map the influence I have in the community with something called a power map.