Saturday, April 4, 2020

Daily Thoughts 04/04/2020

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Virgil Reading the Aenaeid to Augustus and Octavia, Jean-Joseph Taillasson, 1787

Daily Thoughts 04/04/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I have been watching two series on Kanopy streaming video.  The first is The Architecture of Power, Great Palaces of the Ancient World which is part of the Great Courses series.  I enjoy watching these lectures.  I find them interesting.  I am also watching Understanding Greek and Roman Technology, The Great Courses on Kanopy.

I plan on watching a few professional development videos.

I read some of the articles on Programming Librarian.  


Web Bits

Are Public Libraries In Decline


NY Public Library Launches Virtual Book Club With WNYC

Libraries Offer Virtual Meeting Rooms on Zoom

On Pause Time For Professional Development

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Cost Cuts


Friday, April 3, 2020

Daily Thoughts 04/03/2020



Historical postcard commemorating the Japanese Empire’s first census (kokusei chōsa). The census day was 1 October 1920.

Daily Thoughts 04/03/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I wrote a little bit about what employees can do at home.  There are a variety of free classes and webinars for librarians on Webjunction. https://www.webjunction.org/home.html

I have been watching more Educational Videos on Kanopy.

I talked to the people who report to me.

Web Bits



In Blackbeard Pirate Ship Case Supreme Court Scuttles Copyright Claim

A Matter of Survival for Independent Bookstores

News: Book Club Going Virtual Consider These 3 Things

Libraries Fight Misinformation on Coronavirus


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Daily Thoughts 04/02/2020


Daily Thoughts 04/02/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I have been posting some public service amounts for the census online.

I read a few books on ancient technology on Hoopla.

I donated to Help A Library Worker Out Fund today.
https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/halo?utm_campaign=halo_fund_est&utm_medium=email&utm_source=votelibraries

Web Bits



On Pause? Time for Professional Development

Comics Vs. Coronavirus: Followup With Comics Retailers

Libraries Adjust to Census Needs and Covid 19 Disruptions

Library Themed Backgrounds For Your Next Video Call



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Daily Thoughts 04/01/2020

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The Artists Wife Reading at Home, Paul Gustav Fischer, 1915

Daily Thoughts 04/01/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Today is the launch day for the Census, April 1st, 2020.  The Census is happening now.

I have been taking a break from reading and watching The Great Courses Understanding Greek and Roman Technology on Kanopy.  It is a series of 24 half hour episodes.  Kanopy is giving additional viewings this month.   We are getting 20 views a month now.  I watched part of it last month.  I will be able to watch the whole series of streaming lectures.

Web Bits


Federal Government Investments $50 Million Dollars to Address the Digital Divide During Covid-19

How Library Makerspaces Can #Flattenthecurve

How Medical Librarians Are Handling the Coronavirus Crisis

How To Sanitize Collections In A Pandemic


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Daily Thoughts 03/31/2020



Book News. October, Volume XV, George Du Maurier, Between 1900 and 1910

Daily Thoughts 03/31/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I put in the April schedule for ADP.

At 12:00 p.m., I partook in a Zoom meeting for the Complete Count Committee of the City of Mount Vernon.  It is the second Zoom meeting I have done this month.  I think I might want to invest in a camera for the computer.  There is going to be another Zoom meeting tomorrow.

I finished reading Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece by George Sarton.  There is a strong connection between science and philosophy.  I liked reading about Plato and Aristotle.

Web Bits


Virtually Visit 8 World Class Libraries

Authors Guild. AAP Outraged by IA's 'National Emergency Library'

Suvey of U.S. Academic Libraries Documents Covid 19 Responses