Thursday, August 25, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2016

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Web Bits

Neil Gaiman On Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

Library of Things Opens in West Norwood

2016 Hugo Awards

New York Public Library Reads Up on the Cloud

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2016

File:Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench Flores y libros.jpg
Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench, Flowers and Books, Before 1916

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I interviewed someone this morning.

I have to look at creating new stack labels.

I ordered a few electronic audiobooks for the 3M Cloud Library.

I spent some time in the computer lab today.

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

On the way home from work, I read some more of Staffing for Results.  I am reading about the concept of Process analysis where you look for weaknesses and strengths in what you are doing.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Visits Mount Vernon Library for Book Reading and Signing

Web Bits

Ursula K. LeGuin on the Sacredness of Libraries

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Kickstarter Hits A Publishing Milestone

Technology is Not the Death of Deep Reading

The Secret Libraries of History

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/23/2016

Men reading - Francisco Goya
Reading Men, Goya, 1819-1823

Daily Thoughts 08/23/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I printed up some flyers and posted a few things to Facebook.

Today, we had a meeting discussing ADP and time sheets.

We have an Artist In Residence program today from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the fiction room.  Rochelle Shikoff who did the "Seeing the Wind" sculpture at our library is doing a watercolor class for seniors.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

I spent a little time weeding today. I also opened the boxes for the Poulin Project which included a variety of literary poetry and writing from the Distribution to Underserved Communities.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class tonight.

I pulled some books for the crochet class on Friday.

I am also getting ready for an author visit on Thursday, August 25, 2016, Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Web Bits

Banned Books Week Makes International Splash Across the Pond.

The Library's Role In Sustainability

Is the Library of Things an Answer to Our Peak Stuff Problem?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/22/2016

Woman Reading - Max Weber
Woman Reading, Max Weber, 1916

Daily Thoughts 08/22/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I worked a little bit on programming today.

I also have been ordering for different categories in the cloud library, christian, African American fiction and nonfiction, urban fiction, and bestsellers.

The book, Managing for Results, Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries by Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo came in for me to read today.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Course and a Beginning Microsoft Word class today in the computer lab in the evening.

There was also a 3D Animation With Blender class in community room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I watched the film, To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine tonight.  It is a one actor play.  The film will be shown on September 22, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grace Greene Baker Community Room.  It is partially made possible by the American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom.

Web Bits

A Teacher Who Changed My Life By Bill Gates
How the New York Public Library Made Ebooks Open, and Thus One Trillion Times Better by Cory Doctorow

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/21/2016

Lippincott's Series of Select Novels, The Spell of Ursula by Mrs. Rowlands
Daily Thoughts 08/21/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook today for the library.

I read the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

I spent a little time thinking about library staffing.

I am finishing my vacation today.  I spent a little time going over programming, flyers, and other things I need to attend to when I get back.

I also took some time to look at the CAT access tool for ordering from the Cloud Library from 3M+ Biblioteca.

Web Bits

New York Public Library Celebrates 95th Birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh With Restoration, New Display

Cuyahoga County Libraries Push Every Child to Have a Library Card