Friday, January 17, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2020


Daily Thoughts 01/17/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about how environmentalism ties in with frugality.  Using less things is environmentally friendly.

Web Bits


Civic Data Partnerships

Library Takes a “Lonely” Book Out and Gives It a Day It Will Never Forget


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2020

View of the Library, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire

View of the Library, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, Susan Alan Dashwood, 1886

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about how concepts of frugality interact with modern consumer society and economic prosperity.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time checking ADP.

There are three programs this afternoon.  K. Samuel Murray is doing a discussion on financial literacy for teens and adults.  He wrote a children's book called Bank Magic Financial Literacy for Young People. This is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There is also a Bullet Journaling Workshop from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a book club from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the computer lab we have a class on Smart Phones from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Committee for Community Based Organizations for the Census is meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the community room.

Web Bits



Meet ALA's New Executive Director

Reading Through The Ages Generational Reading Survey

Orbit Books Tosses 500,000 Copies to Its Witcher Fans

How Can Libraries Help the Census

Cleveland Public Library Criticized for Message On Union Dispute


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2020

Hermann Von Weddig III, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2020

On the way to work, I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about when it is appropriate to be extravagant like at weddings or museums or national holidays.

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I proctored an exam this morning.

I spent some time working on ADP.

I also checked the biography books in the mezzanine.

I worked on databases.

I shifted some biography books to the mezzanine.

I went to the Board of Trustees Meeting where we discussed a variety of staff issues and presented the staff experiences to the board.

Web Bits


Overdrive’s New Owners: What It Means

Archivist and Bookseller Plead Guilty to Pilfering Over $8M In Rare Texts from Carnegie Library

Nike to Fund Athletic Facility At Obama Library





Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2020


The Nature of Gothic, John Ruskin, First Page, Kelmscott Press, 1890s

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2020

I took a day off from library things to rest.

This morning I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  There are some problems that sometimes occur with excess frugality, mercenariness, ungenerosity, and stagnation.  Living a mean life without change because you cannot afford anything is not a positive thing.  You have to have things to be generous and give to others.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking the biography in the mezzanine.  I also checked for some books on the main floor biography to shift downstairs.

I went to the Complete Count Committee for the Census today on January 14, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon City Hall, there is going to be another meeting on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  We are discussing what we plan to do for the next meeting.  There will be another meeting for Community Based Organizations on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the community room at the library. There is going to be a focus on increasing the amount of people that are counted by the census this year.

I looked through a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement today.

The Crochet Group met today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the community room.

I also worked on scheduling with ADP.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class tonight and a Beginning Microsoft Word class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

Web Bits


The Case for Public and Academic Shared Libraries in Connecticut

Public Library Ebook and Audiobook Use Rocketed Up 20% in 2019

Librarian Of Congress Illuminates Its Hidden Treasures

New York Public Library Announces Its Top Ten Most Borrowed Books

Who Could Hate ‘Goodnight Moon’?  This Powerful New York Librarian

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/12/2020


Vase With Bananas, Lemons, and Books, Juan De Echevarria, 1917

Daily Thoughts 01/12/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about why people are not frugal and live beyond their means.

Web Bits



Protest and the Pavement Library

Making Bread at the Library

Architecturally Bound: 20 of the World's Most Stunning Libraries