Saturday, September 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2017


Daily Thoughts 09/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I set up a new account for Arts Westchester grants.  They are requesting applications for the Arts Alive 2018 application.

Web Bits.


Project Welcome Libraries Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees

Your Efforts Are Working to Help #saveIMLS

Tucson's Seed Library Fosters Food Sovereignty In A Desert

Friday, September 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/22//2017

Blue Beetle 04.jpg
Cover of the Blue Beetle #4, 1939, Public Domain from Wikipedia.

Daily Thoughts 09/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook today.

I read some more of The 7 Habits of Highly Effectively People.  I like that Stephen R. Covey makes a statement against the mentality of scarcity and encourages people to think that there are abundant opportunities.  I also read a bit more of Great By Choice.  Jim Collins describes how great companies systematically prepare for the worst.

I wrote my first assignment for the online class, Organization and Personnel Management today.

Web Bits



House Approves IMLS, LSTA, IAL Funding for FY18
The Worlds Most Valuable Resource Is No Longer Oil, But Data

Mount Vernon Library Hosts Comics Convention Saturday


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/21/2017


Pen Brush, Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Circa 1905-1920, Bronze


Daily Thoughts 09/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Great By Choice last night.  The book is describing it is important to pace yourself continuously so you don't get overextended and fail.  I also read a little bit more of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  There is a description of a family mission statement.  I think this is a little strange.  I don't think of my family as a corporation.  There are plenty of people who do.

The Mount Vernon Public Library Comic Con is on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
http://mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/mtv-comic-con-2017/

I talked to another author for the Mount Vernon Author Fair on October 7, 2017.

I spent some more time reading this afternoon in an office for two hours.

Web Bits


Great Outdoor Spaces Library Design

Not Your Dad's Library

New York Times How To Raise A Reader


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/20/2017

Chinese Sage Reading While Riding on a Buffalo - Toyota Hokkei
Chinese Sage Reading, Toyota Hokkei, 1820

Daily Thoughts 09/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The author asserts that leadership is more important than management.   I find this to be interesting, leadership is a bit different than management.  For me this statement is like saying strategy is more important tactics.  I also read some of Great By Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent some time working on graphic novel handout for comics lit.  Hopefully, there should be some printed soon.  My colleague is working on a bookmark for recent writing books.

We have the new flier for the computer classes for October ready.

There was a program today.  People enjoyed it tremendously.  It was a Tango class taught by Josie LaRiccia.  This was part of a grant from ArtsWestchester.  It was from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today.

There is a Wordpress class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the computer lab.

The Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting is tonight.

A number of books came in for me for my Organizing and Personnel Management class including Leading Libraries How To Create a Service Culture by Wyoma VanDuinKirken, Expect More Demanding Better Libraries for Today's Complex World by R. David Lankes, and New Routes to Library Success 100+ Ideas From Outside The Stacks by Elisabeth Doucett.

I read a copy of Library Journal for September 1st.  I have another copy to read.  I looked through two copies of the Times Literary Supplement.

Web Bits


New York Comic Con 2017 Adds Library Programming

Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Library of Congress Labs

Aurora Libraries New 'Heart of America' Mural To Celebrate Diversity



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2017

Still Life with Books - Henri Matisse
Still Life With Books, Matisse, 1895

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.   I also finished reading the latest New York Times Book Review.  I turned in some orders for new books.

I put together the computer class list and printed up the sign up sheets for next week.  Hopefully, the flyers will be ready soon.

I collected some comics lit graphic novel together to start making a new brochure.  I also picked out some new books on writing for another bookmark.

I have a copy of the Times Literary Supplement and Library Journal to read tomorrow.

I talked to an Ebsco representative today about databases.

I spent a little more time looking for local authors.  I will be calling a few places tomorrow.

I plan on reading Antifa The Antifascist Handbook by Mark Bray today.

Web Bits


Escondido Residents Roll Out "Un"Welcome Mat for Private Library Operator LS&S

Yonkers Library's Old Shade Panels to Become Art

Your Local Library's Ebooks Now Appear in Google Search