Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/30/2014

Pink Note: the Novelette, James McNeill Whistler, 1884

Daily Thoughts 09/30/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Organized Mind.  I am reading about the history of different types of filing systems.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also put in a few requests for items for next weeks order.

I spent some time working on the survey.

One of my colleagues put in an idea for the Knight Library Challenge.  It should be interesting to see what happens.
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/09/budgets-funding/new-knight-foundation-news-challenge-spotlights-libraries/#_

Web Bits


The Book Shelf Library-- Jeff

Monday, September 29, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/29/2014


Daily Thoughts 09/29/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read some more of The Organized Mind.  I got a few affordances to help organize my things.  I got a little basket to keep the nail clippers in because I am always looking for them.

I spent a little more time watching Cosmos today.

I took another short one hour course on Readers Advisory on Webjunction.  It was a nice refresher.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/28/2014


Daily Thoughts 09/28/2014

I checked Twitter and Facebook this morning for the library.

I also spent some time taking a one hour course on Web Junction called Directors Ask!  It is basically an outline of what a library director does.  I am increasingly finding myself caught up in administrative issues.  During one week I had to write five reports for the board.  The course outlined issues like budgets, referenda, marketing, organizational charts, personnel descriptions, policies, and other administrative activities.

I read some more of The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin.  I am reading about decision making.  Daniel Levitin is describing conflicts that can arise between ethical and economic decisions.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/27/2014

Argus : Journal 1915 No.1 Cover of the illustrated monthly Journal Petrograd, 1916 Chromolithograph, Ivan Bilbin

Daily Thoughts 09/27/2014

This morning, I checked the libraries Twitter and Facebook.

Last night, I watched a bit of Cosmos A Space Time Odyssey with Neil Degrasse Tyson.  The visuals were fantastic.  I especially liked the historical animations.

I read some of The Marshmallow Test Mastering Self Control by Walter Mischel. The book is about delayed gratification, self control, and impulse control.

Web Bits


'Library of Things' seeks to expand non-book offerings at Sacramento Public Library

Free For All A Kickstarter for a Film on Public Libraries

Spending and Employment Related to Books and Other Reading Materials

Jukepop Hits Kickstarter for Funding


Friday, September 26, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/26/2014

Roger Fry, Still Life Jug and Eggs, 1911

Daily Thoughts 09/26/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also checked the gift books and the displays.  I spent time working in the Job Information Center.

The book, The Marshmallow Test Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel came in for me to read.  As always, I have a lot to read.

A colleague and I spent some time talking with a person from Westchester Independent Living about doing job search training in the computer lab.  It was an interesting visit.  Westchester Independent Living also offers disability awareness training.

On the way home I read some more of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin.  Daniel J. Levitin is writing about making medical decisions.  He argues against alternative medicine.  I find some of the arguments interesting because there is a view that herbs are not clinically tested.  There is an interestng book on herbs called  The handbook of clinically tested herbal remedies by Marion L. Barrett which lists many of the clinical tests on a variety of supplements and herbs. 

Web Bits


How Rural and Suburban Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide
http://www.statetechmagazine.com/article/2014/09/city-vs-country

Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer Call On Authors to Supports Indies First Campaign
http://www.bookweb.org/news/neil-gaiman-amanda-palmer-call-authors-support-indies-first-campaign