Friday, July 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2017

File:Félix Vallotton, 1915 - La bibliothèque.jpg
Felix Vallotton, 1915, La Bibliotheque

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


On the way to work, I read some more of How To See How To Draw.  I was reading about different types of inks, papers, and pencils.  I also read a little bit more of Organized Enough.

I checked the gift books and the displays today.

I checked some of the oversize titles as well as some of the 900s.  I spent a little time looking at some books that are not in the system as well.


I read the latest New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. 


I also spent some time putting together the sign up sheets for the computer classes.


There is a Teen Computer Class today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on HTML 5 and CSS 3.

I spent some time working on my assignment for the Planning and Management of Library Buildings.  They are asking us to design a children's area.

The library is working on a Read Down Your Fines program.

On the way home, I read some more of Organized Enough.  I am reading about time management in relation to organization.  Amanda Sullivan reminds us we should do our big projects first.


Web Bits


Community Centered:  23 Reasons Why Your Library is the Most Important Place In Town

Creators Discuss The Importance of Libraries in Promoting Literacy-- Comics

The Life and Death of the Library of Alexandria
http://lithub.com/the-life-and-death-of-the-library-of-alexandria/

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/20/2017

The Letter - Pierre Bonnard
The Letter, Pierre Bonnard, 1906

Daily Thoughts 07/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Organized Enough today.   I am reading about how clutter is related to fear.

I checked the displays and the gift books today.

I checked some of the oversize books and the 900s today.   I also checked some of the items that were listed as not being in the system.

I bought some supplies for the Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain class also called Lunchtime Art which was from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  I spent some time drawing and helped out a colleague with the class.

There was a Beginning Microsoft Publisher class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight. in the computer lab.

Also, the Women's Enterprise Development Center was here from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the community room teaching a First Steps to Entrepreneurship class.

The book, Checklist of Library Building Design Consideration by William W. Sannwald, 6th Edition, 2016 came in for me to read.  I was finally able to do my class assignment focused on the American with Disabilities Act checklist and the lighting design checklist.  It was interesting and challenging reading.

Web Bits


Libraries Clear First Budget Hurdle In Congress

The Library of Congress Opened Its Catalog to the World.  Here's Why It Matters.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2017

Still Life. Skull and Writing Quill - Pieter Claesz
Peter Claesz, Skull and Writing Quill, 1628

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. on the way home.  I thought the last chapter on The Data Religion was philosophically interesting.  However, I don't believe that people will accept the idea easily that intelligence is created from algorithms.  The ideas were captivating in this book even though they were disagreeable.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time working on scheduling today.

There is a Wordpress class today in the Computer Lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  We had a Scratch programming class earlier at 4:00 p.m. for children in the computer lab.

The Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees meeting is today at 6:30 p.m.  A new trustee was sworn in tonight.

I read some of Organized Enough The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting-- and Staying-- Organized by Amanda Sullivan.  The author focuses on not overdoing things when cleaning and storing things.  She tries to remind people to keep it simple and forgive yourself for being messy.

Web Bits


What Can Some of the World's Most Historic Documents Tell Us About the Documents of the Future

Save the Census

Chicago to Co-Locate Mixed Income Housing, Libraries in 3 Developments


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/18/2017

Le Cannet Madame Lebasque Reading in the Garden by Henri Lebasque.jpeg
"Le Cannet, Madame Lebasque Reading in the Garden," 
oil on canvas, by the French artist Henry Lebasque. 55.4 cm. x 61.3 cm. (21.81 in. x 24.13 in.) Private collection. Image courtesy of The Athenaeum.


Daily Thoughts 07/18/2017
I checked the Twitter and Facebook this morning for the library.

On the way to work, I read some more of Homo Deus.  I found the idea of  tying humanism with liberalism, fascism, and communism to be a bit of a stretch.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I checked some of the biography books today as well.

I read the latest copy of the Ingram Advance and the New York Times Book Review.  I also read a copy of the latest Bookpage.

I did some scheduling for July as well as some work on the annual schedule.

Web Bits


Game of Thrones Made It Abundantly Clear Why Real Medieval Libraries Chained Their Books


Monday, July 17, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/17/2017

Interior with a Young Violinist - Gerrit Dou
Interior With a Young Violinist, Gerit Dou, 1637

Daily Thoughts 07/17/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Homo Deus on the way to work.  I am reading about how we create stories about nations, gods, and corporations.  How humans organize themselves around abstract concepts.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also worked on some orders of books.

I handed in the CDBG Community Development Block Grant at noon today.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read.  I also have a copy of the Ingram Advance for August to read.

I am meeting with the Literacy volunteers today at 2:15 p.m. in the fiction room.  The meeting was interesting.  We had three people who came.

The Adult Board Game night is today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I read a little bit more of Homo Deus on the way home.  I am finding that some of the descriptions of what humanism is to be inaccurate and simplistic. Also, some of the statements about religious belief are questionable.  I like many of the ideas in the book, but do not find them to be convincing.

Web Bits


Digital Inclusion Week at SFPL

Reay to Code Faculty Get Ready to Go at ALA Annual !