Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/24/2014



Daily Thoughts 07/24/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also spent a little time thinking about training.

On the way to work I read some more of House of Outrageous Fortune.  I am reading about the process of selling apartments in 15 Central Park West.  I am learning that many of the people who live there work at hedge funds or big companies like Goldman Sachs.

There is a virtual teen conference today from School Library Journal.
http://www.slj.com/summerteen/#_

I checked the displays this morning.  I also checked the flyers for the different adult programs.  I spent some time working on the Adult Summer Reading program.

This afternoon, the library is showing the film, The Secret Life of Bees and discussing the book by Sue Monk Kidd.

Web Bits

Working With Libraries A Handbook for Comics Creators
http://cbldf.org/2014/07/cbldf-releases-working-with-libraries-a-handbook-for-comics-creators/



Small Libraries Try to Fill Tech Gap


The Wikipedia Library Project: What is it, how you can get involved




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/23/2014

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Portrait

Daily Thoughts 07/23/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook pages.

I read some more of House of Outrageous Fortune.  I am reading about high end real estate development in Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

I spent some time looking at the filled in grants in the business office this morning.  I also spent a little time looking over the displays.

I finished reading the latest New York Review Books and the Baker and Taylor Forecast.  I interviewed a person for a part-time position.  I also printed up a new batch of flyers for programs.  Tomorrow the library is showing The Secret Life of Bees from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I am working on an order for Career Examination Books that are published by National Learning Corporation.  There is a pre-labor day sale.  I am going to update and replace the older books with new editions. http://www.passbooks.com

I put the book, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell on hold.

On the way home, I read some more of House of Outrageous Fortune.  I am reading about the start of the building of 15 Central Park West.  They describe a massive building of steel and reinforced concrete with a limestone facade.

Web Bits

The Web Junction Course Catalog is Now Available for Free to Librarians and Staff.
http://learn.webjunction.org/?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Crossroads&utm_campaign=Crossroads
I signed up.

How the Public Library Turned Me Into a Reader
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/library-benefits_n_5605754.html

7.5% of Book Buyers Are Buying Less From Amazon Due to Hachette Dispute
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/7-5-of-book-buyers-are-buying-less-from-amazon-due-to-hachette-dispute_b88382

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/22/2014

The Room of Flowers, Childe Hassam, 1894

Daily Thoughts 07/22/2014

I read a bit more of House of Outrageous Fortune this morning.  The first chapter is about the history of high end apartment buildings in Manhattan.  The second chapter is the real estate history of the Zeckendorf's the developers for 15 Central Park West in Manhattan.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also checked the displays and gift books.  There were a few books to add like Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros and a large print edition of The Dubliners by James Joyce printed by Dover.  It is the first time I have seen large prints from Dover.

I spent some time working on publicity for an author presentation on July 29, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  We are having Rosemary Harris, Jane Cleland, and Jonathan Santlofer as a panel at the Mount Vernon Public Library to discuss their mystery novels.  It should be an excellent presentation.  I posted the flyer on Facebook, sent it out through Mailchimp, had it sent to city hall, and did a display with some of their books.  I also ordered some more of their books so they can be sold at the panel.  There is an announcement in the Mount Vernon Daily Voice.  Mystery Authors Panel Discussion http://mountvernon.dailyvoice.com/events/classes-lectures/722558/mystery-authors-panel-discussion

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the Baker and Taylor Forecast to read.

I read a bit more of House of Outrageous Fortune.  The authors are describing the history of the market for high end condominiums like Trump Tower and Olympic Towers.

Web Bits


Amazon Dissenting Authors Form Authors United
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/63404-amazon-dissenting-authors-form-authors-united.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=9654dfac67-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-9654dfac67-304551865



Monday, July 21, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2014

By the River, John Singer Sargent, 1885

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2014

I bought a copy of the New York Times on the subway to read.  I also read a little bit more of Dataclysm.  I am reading about how people are more likely to hire people who are attractive.  This is more true for women than men.

I checked the displays this morning.  I also picked out a few classics from the gift books to be added including The Odyssey and The Iliad by Homer.  I remember my father reading these to me.

I spent some time ordering new books this morning.  I also spent some time working with the oversize. I read a copy of Publishers Weekly and Booklist.  The July 13, 2014 New York Times Book Review has a number of reviews on children's books which is something that they do not review that much.

I checked out the book, House of Outrageous Fortune, Fifteen Central Park West the World's Most Powerful Address by Michael Gross.

On the way home, I read a little more of Dataclysm.  I learned that pizza is one of the most used words in the english language.  I also read a little bit of House of Outrageous Fortune.  15 Central Park West set the record for the most expensive condominium in New York with a sale price of $88 million for one of its condominiums.  It is the home of the global super wealthy.

Web Bits

New Yorker is Offering Free Digital Access to Entire Publication All Summer
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/the-new-yorker-is-offering-free-digital-access-to-entire-publication-all-summer_b88249

Bookplates: Business Cards of the Past?
http://blog.aaa.si.edu/2014/07/bookplates-business-cards-of-the-past.html

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/20/2014



Daily Thoughts 07/20/2014

I read a bit more of Dataclysm.  I am reading about how data on peoples views on race and sex inside online data sites.  It is kind of interesting.  It is purely statistical data from millions of online members of places like OKCupid and Match.com.

I looked at the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Web Bits



Book to Film: Coraline

The Vonnegut Librarians Approach to Censorship

Footage of the New York Public Library Book Ops Sorting Center Filmed by a Drone