Monday, August 29, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/29/2016


Daily Thoughts 08/29/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read the newspaper on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I have an interview at 11:00 a.m.

Subway Reads
http://www.subwayreadsny.com/


Web Bits


The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

Area Library Publishes Online Literary Magazine

He Tried to Check Out a Robert E. Lee Book from the Library and Got Jailed Instead

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/27/2016

Young Man with a Book - Ernest Meissonier
Young Man With a Book, Ernest Meissonier, 1860

Daily Thoughts 08/27/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read the New York Times Bestseller List and Publishers Weekly Bestseller List.

I spent a little time looking through Managing for Results Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries by Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo for the Public Library Association. The book is a bit older from 2000.  I'll probably look at something else that is a little more up to date.

Web Bits

Write Here Programming

Baltimore's Dr. Carla Hayden to Head Library of Congress


The Changing World of Library Reference



Friday, August 26, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/26/2016

John William Waterhouse - Circe, 1911.jpg
John William Waterhouse, Circe, 1911

Daily Thoughts 08/26/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent a little bit of time thinking about community outreach.

I also finished reading Staffing for Results A Guide to Working Smarter by Diane Mayo and Jeanne Goodrich for the Public Library Association.  I am reading about the process of implementing staff changes in a library.

We are working on planning a Chess and Checkers night for the library in October.  We are also looking at bringing back the Adult Coloring night.

I talked to a sales representative about Newsbank's historical African American Newspaper collection which they are introducing to public libraries.

Web Bits



Look Inside the Most Cutting Edge Public Library in the World

A Library Becomes A Museum

New Sweeping "Maker-Space" Library  Connects Historic City to Its New Civic Center


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2016

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Vase With a Scene from a Novel, Anonymous, Between 1660 and 1680.

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time discussing the Librarian I position with people.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I am making sure the room is set up for the program tonight featuring Nicole Dennis-Benn.  The program went very well tonight.  Nicole Dennis-Benn read a number of excerpts from her book, Here Comes the Sun. She also mentioned Marlon James which was interesting.  There was open period for questions and answers.

There was also a Social Media class this evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Web Bits


Neil Gaiman On Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

Library of Things Opens in West Norwood

2016 Hugo Awards

New York Public Library Reads Up on the Cloud


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2016

File:Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench Flores y libros.jpg
Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench, Flowers and Books, Before 1916

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I interviewed someone this morning.

I have to look at creating new stack labels.

I ordered a few electronic audiobooks for the 3M Cloud Library.

I spent some time in the computer lab today.

There is a computer class tonight for Tablets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

On the way home from work, I read some more of Staffing for Results.  I am reading about the concept of Process analysis where you look for weaknesses and strengths in what you are doing.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Visits Mount Vernon Library for Book Reading and Signing
http://mountvernon.dailyvoice.com/events/nicole-dennis-benn-visits-mount-vernon-library-for-book-reading-signing/678520/


Web Bits


Ursula K. LeGuin on the Sacredness of Libraries

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Kickstarter Hits A Publishing Milestone

Technology is Not the Death of Deep Reading

The Secret Libraries of History