Thursday, July 31, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/31/2014


Daily Thoughts 07/31/2014

I checked the Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gifts.  I also did  a bit more work with the planned library survey.

I have to do a little bit of work with the oversize books today.  I spent some time talking to a colleague about training.

Web Bits



ALA applauds presidential signing of workforce bill

The 2013 Public Library Data Service Statistical Report: Characteristics and Trends

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/30/2014

Book of Wisdom, 1924, Nicholas Roerich

Daily Thoughts 07/30/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook page.  I checked the displays this morning and spent some time working on the survey.  I did a little bit of work in the oversize section.  I am updating some of the Bookletters pages with new material.

I spent some time discussing training with colleagues.  There is a Microsoft Access class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight in the computer lab.

I found a book called The Library Beyond the Book by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles.  There was a bit of it in an article here The Accumulibrary Forget the Dewey Decimal System.  Libraries Should be Lawless. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/07/the_accumulibrary_modern_libraries_should_be_as_big_and_chaotic_as_amazon.html
A little bit of scrambled thinking.

Web Bits



Librarians, Media React to Launch of Kindle Unlimited

Get a Read on How Much You Can Save Using the Library

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2014

Historia, 1892, Nikolaos Gyzis

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2014

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

I checked the displays and the gift books.  Someone bought a large chunk of paperbacks from the Friends of the Library Book Sale last night.  I printed up some more flyers for programs.  I also ordered a few books from the Smart Guide to the Bible nonfiction set.

The Brown Bag Nonfiction Book Club is today from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room.  We are reading The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto.  There is a Mystery Panel tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring Rosemary Harris, Jane Cleland, and Jonathan Santlofer in the Community Room.  A colleague is leading the introduction.  Hopefully it should turn out well.  There are two books which were suggested for next time, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky, and I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia by Su Meck.

We had the planning committee meeting today.  We spent time discussing a survey for the library.

We also have some beginning computer classes, a Microsoft Word class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class from 6:35 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.

I have a copy of the Times Literary Supplement to read.

Web Bits

Libraries, already helping job seekers, get government recognition and funding.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/libraries-already-helping-job-seekers-get-government-recognition-and-funding-1.1058655

Monday, July 28, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2014

Nicolae Tonitza (1886 - 1940) - Natură moartă.
Daily Thoughts 07/28/2014

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

I spent some time going through a sample box sent to us from Baker and Taylor of new items covering adult, teen, and children's books.  I also looked through the Poulin Project Distributtion to Underserved Communities grant box of books.  There were a lot of high quality poetry, literary journals, and literary fiction books which were donated to us.

I also summarized the results for some questions I had asked staff about training this morning.  I placed an order for new books and bestsellers.

I have the Brown Bag Nonfiction Book Club tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..  We are discussing The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto.

I checked out the graphic novel version of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. P. Craig Russell is the primary illustrator who is one of my favorite comic book artists.

I spent a little more time looking at grants.

Web Bits



George Bernard Shaw In Defense of Public Libraries

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2014


Daily Thoughts 07/28/2014

I checked the library Facebook and Twitter this morning.


Web Bits

The Public Library Documenting an Endangered Species by Robert Dawson-- Talk 92nd Y
http://www.92y.org/Event/The-Public-Library.aspx