Friday, December 19, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/19/2014

The Globe Kittens, 1902, Ernest J. Rowley
Daily Thoughts 12/19/2014

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

On the way to work, I read some of Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life.  Sophia Loren describes how people have to find their own beauty that she would never be conventional and have plastic surgery.  It also describes one of her first big breaks as an actress as working in photonovellas, stories with pictures and speech bubbles.  She says it helped develop her expressiveness with her face and body.

I checked the gifts and the display books.  The majority of gift books which we want added have been added.  I read the January Bookpage and did a little more ordering for next weeks new book order.

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Library Advocacy.  Everyone Thinks they Do It.  But, really what is it?

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/18/2014

A Literary Reading, Vladimir Makovsky, 1866

Daily Thoughts 12/18/2014

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.  I also checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked out the book, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life by Sophia Loren.  It is the book which our next book club meeting is reading.  I also checked out One Lucky Bastard by Roger Moore which is also an autiobiography.

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Amazon Not as Unstoppable as it Might Appear

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/17/2014

Daily Thoughts 12/17/2014

The final touches are being put in place for the poetry chap book.  There is a young lady having an exam proctored. I am thinking about proctoring.

I took some time to look through the Simon and Schuster Digital Catalog for books.

I rested on the way to work.  I don't always read.  I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.  I also checked the gift books and the displays.  I spent a little more time working on next weeks order of new books.

There is a Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees meeting going on today at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees room.

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Kids are Thriving, Reading, and Hungry For More:  Crunching Numbers at the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/16/2014

Railway, Edouard Manet, 1873

Daily Thoughts 12/16/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

On the way to work, I read some more of  Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy The Many Faces of Anonymous.  The book reveals that Anonymous is not a single group but rather a platform of common values and skills which many different small groups join to push forward a variety of direct actions usually involving hacking, trickery, and political dissent.  It is constantly shifting and amorphous with no central direction or even universally accepted goals. The inconsistency, the dark humor, the infighting make this book captivating reading.

We had a staff luncheon for the holidays this afternoon.  I did my book club, with the book Unbroken by Lauen Hillenbrand.  I am going to request Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by Sophia Loren as our next book club book.  We also discussed a little bit about the book Alan Turing the Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

I made a few changes to Bookletters and a read a copy of Publishers Weekly.  I also did a little work on next weeks order of new books.

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Capital Home to Oversized Atlas

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/15/2014

Daily Thoughts 12/15/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I proctored an exam.
There is a Path to Employment Workshop today in the computer lab from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I spent a little time working on the planning committee.
I placed an order for new books this morning.

On Sunday, I read some more of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy The Many Faces of Anonymous.  I have been reading about Anonymous and its relation to Wikileaks, and how Anonymous was involved in the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions.

I spent some time organizing my desk.  I also spent a little time planning what I am going to do in the near future.

I have a copy of Publishers Weekly to read.

On the way home, I read a little bit more of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy.  It is the trickster aspect of Anonymous which interests me. PBS Hacked, Claims 'Tupac Alive' in New Zealand.

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So How Do You Wrap an E-book?

Six Hacks to Improve Diversity in Book Publishing