Saturday, December 10, 2016

Daily Thoughts 12/10/2016


Daily Thoughts 12/10/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time on purchase orders.

Bruce Fabricant was speaking today.  There was a slideshow and a book signing that went with the speaking engagment.  It went very well today.

On the way home, I read a bit more of American Philosophy A Love Story.  I am reading about free will versus determinism

I got my free VIP Pass for Book Expo America in May.

I am looking through my Facebook photos collection at the old flyers for past events.

Web Bits

Video Library Ready to Code
http://www.districtdispatch.org/2016/12/new-libraries-ready-to-code-video/

Friday, December 9, 2016

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2016

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Woman Reading in the Garden, Richard Edward Miller, 1915

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of American Philosophy A Love Story this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I am preparing for Bruce Fabricant's reading tomorrow for Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions, Heroes & Legends.

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

I am enjoying reading American Philosophy A Love Story.  The memoir touches on American idols like freedom, self-reliance, reverence of nature, and mans relation to god.  I have been reading Thoreau, Emerson, and Kant as they relate to the author, John Kaag on a personal level.  The book is very reachable.  It is not an academic title.
Web Bits

Denzel Washington Visited His Childhood Librarian for her 99th Birthday
http://ca.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/02016120831487/denzel-washington-miss-connie-librarian-brithday


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Daily Thoughts 12/08/2016

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French School, 19th Century, Woman Holding an Umbrella, Bears False Signature, G. Courbet


Daily Thoughts 12/08/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Messy, The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford.  This is a nice reminder that a little chaos can be invigorating.

I also started reading American Philosophy A Love Story by John Kaag.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I wrote my monthly report.

I did some preparation for ordering.

I put a new person into the ADP system today.

I have been looking at the Programming Librarian website for events.
http://www.programminglibrarian.org/node/338

I read some of American Philosophy A Love Story on the train home.  It is about a philosophy teacher who discovers a library of antiquarian philosophy books and arranges to organize and study the collection.

Web Bits

New Partnership Aims to Provide Every LAUSD  Student With A Library Card

Apple Is Planning to Set Up Shot At Carnegie Library


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Daily Thoughts 12/07/2016

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Edward Poynter-- A Day Dream, 1862

Daily Thoughts 12/07/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Messy this morning on the way to work.  I am reading about the limits of automation.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I read some more of the latest New York Times Book Review which is a special end of year issue.

There is a Beginning HTML and CSS class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I spent some time training a new employee for the public computer area.  I also spent some time in the computer lab.


Web Bits


Making Your Library An Asset for Your Local Elected Officials

Coding In Libraries Is Not Just for Experts

Registration Opens for National Library Legislative Day


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Daily Thoughts 12/06/2016

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Diogenes Searching for an Honest Man, Salvator Rosa, 17th Century

Daily Thoughts 12/06/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

There is an article on Kenneth C. Davis on the library website.

In The Shadow of Liberty: An Interview With Kenneth C. Davis by Chelsea A. Hamlet
http://mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/in-the-shadow-of-liberty-an-interview-with-kenneth-c-davis/

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Messy The Power of Disorder.  I am reading about how creating confusion in ones opponent can lead to victory as well as the messy conditions that often happen during competition.

I read some of the latest New York Times Book Review.  I also put in some requests to be ordered.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

The Crochet Group is meeting today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Web Bits



How Employees Shaped Strategy at New York Public Library

Patrons Less Aware of How Libraries Are Used

My Favorite Books of 2016-- Bill Gates

Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database With Historic Maps

Growing Up In A Library Is As Exactly As Magical As You'd Imagine