Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2017

Le Gouter - Marie Bracquemond
Le Gouter, Marie Bracquemond, 1880

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Work Clean today.  I am reading about how chefs prepare before they start doing anything.  Part of this is creating a to do list then figuring out the number of items that should be on the list and prioritizing them.  It is also about control and organization of workspace.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I spent some time discussing the annual calendar with a colleague.  We are also working on a monthly calendar.

I spent some time going through my old bookmarks and readers advisory material.  I have about seven different bookmarks.

I also have been working with literacy today.

I checked some of the 900s.

I applied for a box of books from the Poulin Project.
http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/poulin

Web Bits


Renovations at Old Carnegie Library Uncover Lost Works of Art

Support Voiced for Designation of Library's Main Reading Room

Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center by Marble Fairbanks


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/25/2017



Reading screen Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663–1743)


Daily Thoughts 07/25/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some more time reading Work Clean.  I am reading about how chefs organize their workspaces.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I also checked some of the 900s as wells as some of the oversize books.

I have been spending some time clearing and organizing my desk.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read.

I have been helping people with our Adult Summer Reading.  We are giving prizes to encourage people to read; a pen with our website link, a small pad with our logo, a cup with our logo, and a bag with our logo.   These both are nice prizes and market the library.
http://ny.evanced.info/mountvernon/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=2

The crochet group is today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fiction room.

I sent out a Letter of Intent for a grant today to the Westchester Community Foundation.

Web Bits


Libraries Boost Communities’ Economy: My Word

Monday, July 24, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/24/2017




Early notice for the Frankfurt Book Fair (1573)

Daily Thoughts 07/24/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this afternoon.

I finished reading Organized Enough The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting-- And Staying-- Organized by Amanda Sullivan.  I read about being consistent and creating habits of organization.  This was a solid, useful book.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also worked a little bit on scheduling.

I spent some time looking over flyers and checking on the adult monthly programming.

I am working on my assignment for Library Planning and Management which is a description of a ribbon cutting for a new building.

The book, Meddling Kids a novel by Edgar Cantero has come in for me to read.

Web Bits


Library Needs Funding, Not Sponsorship

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/23/2017

alphabetical library catalogue 1748, multicoloured, hand-painted title page.

Daily Thoughts 07/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Organized Enough by Amanda Sullivan.  Amanda Sullivan argues that you should buy less and better quality no matter what your income is.  People have too much stuff.  I spent a little more time organizing papers.

I started my final assignment for Planning and Management of Library Buildings today.  I am writing a description of what a new computer lab might look like.

I watched a short documentary called Get to Know Gemstones.

Web Bits


Libraries As a Luxury Item


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 07/22/2017

PiersonBookmark.gif
Bookmark of E. Pierson Publishing House, Dresden (1898)

Daily Thoughts 07/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished writing my assignment for Management and Planning of Library Buildings.

I read some more of Organized Enough.  I am reading about making final checks on orderliness for the day.  I spent some time sorting through papers today.  I also bought two plastic bins for papers.

Web Bits


Congress Poised to Fund Libraries, Save NEH and NEA

You can get art with no buyer's remorse, at Minneapolis Art Lending Library