Thursday, January 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2019

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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Dreams, 1896

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about getting permission to put people on newsletters and email lists.

I also read some more of Mind Hacking.  I am reading about how imagining positive outcomes can help you make better decisions.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I handed out some bookmarks for the Givegab campaign. https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I checked some fiction books in the mezzanine.

I also worked a little bit on creating some nonfiction lists for the children's room.

I spent some time checking the 500s today.

I put in some orders  for new books.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2019

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Yehuda Pen, 1925, Reading the Newspaper

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

We have our new computers up in the public computer area.

I read some of Mind Hacking on the way to work.  I read about concentration exercises, paying attention, reducing distraction, and different ways to better pay attention to your thoughts.

I also read a little bit more of This Is Marketing.  I read about status and planning.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I checked some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

I discussed programming with a colleague as well as our schedule for the month as well as the next six months.

I also spent some time looking at the 500s.

I handed out some more bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

Web Bits


Census Resources for Librareis

Beinecke Library Exhibition Invites Bibliomaniacs to Go Mad for Books

Moscow’s Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2019

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Emanuel Phillips Fox, Nasturtiums, 1912

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about how people create a consistent internal narrative.

I finished reading The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair.  This is an art book focused on all the different colors.  There is a lot about paint pigments and sumptuary laws.  Sumptuary laws are laws about what kind of colors people could wear based on their social class.  Some of the entries were quite entertaining, I especially liked the section on Absinthe green and Woad blue.  The book is arranged first by color, then by individual shades of color.  There are notes and an index.

I started reading Mind Hacking How To Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days by Sir John Hargrave.  The entire contents of the book are copyleft and available online for free.  https://www.mindhacki.ng/content/

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

The computer technicians are replacing our public computers on the main floor of the library right now.  The computer lab is open right now.

I handed out some more bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I spent some time checking the fiction books in the mezzanine.  I also started checking the 500s.  I checked for duplicate romance paperbacks as well.

I worked on some orders for new books.

I read a copy of Booklist.  I also read the latest of Library Journal.

The Crochet Group met today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and I stopped by and handed out bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.

There is a Bank Magic program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the community room tonight for adults.  K. Samuel Murray who is an account wrote two books.  Bank Magic and Top 12 Tax Deductions You Might Have Missed: Tax Tips for People Who Do Their Own Federal Taxes.

We also have our computer class tonight for Fundamentals of Computers and Beginning Microsoft Word 2013.  Ardith Jobson is the instructor.

Web Bits


A New Vision for Houghton Library

San Francisco City Officials Consider Eliminating Fines for Late Library Books

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2019

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Romania, Van Gogh, 2003

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I read some more of The Secret Lives of Color on the way to work.  I am reading about blue.

I also read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about storytelling.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

The batteries came in for the Rokit Smart class on Friday.

I spent some time at the public computers.  They are putting in new computers tomorrow.

I read the latest copy of the New York Times Book Review.

Web Bits


The Hunt for Nazi Loot Still Siting on Library Shelves



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/13/2019

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Theodore Robinson, Self Portrait, Between 1884 and 1887

Daily Thoughts 01/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I posted about our Givegab campaign
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I finished reading Soft Power The Means to Success In World Politics by Joseph S. Nye, Jr..  This is a book about diplomacy, culture, and politics.  It is about spreading positive ideas about the United States around the world.  It is a counter to the hard politics.  Joseph S. Nye, Jr. argues that the United States needs to build strong alliances, make itself look good in the world, and be economically strong to counter terrorism and other threats.  He describes how it is no longer possible to secure what we want by military strength alone.

I also read some more of The Secret Lives of Color.  I read about the color purple and its different shades.  Purple is considered the color of royalty.

Web Bits


Libraries Are Valuable Assets

The Vandals Destroying Libraries Should Have the Book Thrown at Them