Monday, September 26, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/26/2016

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WPA Arts Poster, Works Project Administration, 1935

Daily Thoughts 09/26/2016

 I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Power last night.  The author describes some of the drawbacks to being in public positions of authority including loss of autonomy, public visibility, excessive time requirements, dilemmas of trust, and addiction to control and power.

New York Library Association has a new value calculator.

Web Bits

Growing Mobile The Digital Shift

"I'm In Book Heaven." How One Reading Specialist Seeks to Change Lives Through a New Library at an L.A. County Juvenile Hall


Our Job Is To Consider A World Without Work

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/25/2016

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Jozsef Nemes Lamperth, Still Life of Flowers With Books, 1916

Daily Thoughts 09/25/2016

I checked the library Twittter and Facebook this morning.

I also read some more of Power.  I am reading about how persistence, continued focus on what you know, and willingness to work with people who you don't agree with prevent setbacks.

Web Bits

Why Bookstores Matter

A Scene of Homeless Misery Greets Patrons Trying to Use Santa Ana's Award Winning Library

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2016

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The Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1845

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read a little more for my class.

I spent some time looking at flyers.

I read some more of Power by Jeff Pfeffer.  I am reading about how to build a reputation which includes how to interact with the media and influential people.  This is basically a management book which includes some sections which other books avoid like dealing with setbacks, office politics, and personal qualities that bring influence.

I spent a little time looking over the Arts Alive Grant for grammar and punctuation.

I read a science fiction graphic novel on Hoopla today called Cluster by Ed Brisson, illustrated by Damien Courciero. It had some very interesting concepts.

Web Bits

There Will Always Be A Place for Art Books, -- In Fact They're Essential

Your Local Library is a Treasure Trove of Free Digital Media

American Library Association Lauds Bipartisan Senate Bill to Renew Support for Libraries Nationwide

Friday, September 23, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2016

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Still Life, Roses, and Book, Samuel Peploe, 1920

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Power.  I am reading about how to appear confident and project authority.

I spent a little more time on the Arts Alive Grant today.

Next week is Banned Books Week from September 25 to October 1st.  The theme this year is diversity.  Frequently Challenged Books With Diverse Content

I spent some time looking at the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

Web Bits

Kobo Launches E-reader Integrated With Overdrive

BPS Looking to Turn Page on Lack of Libraries

Larchmont Library Sees $2M in Upgrades

Apple Targets Historic Carnegie Library for Downtown Flagship Store

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/22/2016

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Nikolaos Gyzis, Historia, 1891

Daily Thoughts 09/22/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook today.

I wrote a sample query letter for a foundation today for my Grants and Fundraising class.  I sent it to a foundation listed in the Foundation directory online who had given money to Westchester based library.

I read some more of Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer.  I am reading about networking.  People tend to network up to move up the corporate ladder.

I spent some time thinking about programming today.

I also worked a bit on a grant.

Lincoln Center Local Screenings-- Free for Libraries

Web Bits

The Library of Congress Was Hacked Because It Hasn't Joined the Digital Age

New York Public Library Installs High-Tech, Wall-Climbing Book-Train

The Time of the Library is Now-- UK

Library Loans Are A Double Edged Sword