Monday, February 17, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2020

File:The Writing Room, Hotel La Salle, Chicago (NBY 417399).jpg
The Writing Room, Hotel La Salle, Chicago

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about technology can both complement existing jobs or replace them.  I also read about how machines get rid of routine jobs and are not as good at getting rid of jobs that require creativity or service.

I also read some more of What Is Chemistry?  I am reading about the concept of energy in chemistry.

I checked on a future conference which I am hoping to attend, The Day of Dialog between Librarians and Publishers.

Web Bits


NYPL Lions Are Reading Large, Lion Sized Books!

Dogs and Libraries: A Paw-Fect Match

The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing Walt Whitman's Poems and Letters

Sen. Umber Proposes Free Library Cards for All School Children in California

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2020

Harper's: February
Harper's February, Edward Penfeld, 1897

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I started reading The Witcher Saga Book 4:  The Tower of Swallows by Andrjzej Sapkowski.  I am reading it online right now in Overdrive.

I read some more of What Is Chemistry?  Quantum mechanics describes the structure of the elements on the atomic level.

I also read a little more of A World Without Work.  The author describes how there may be new jobs that there is no way of predicting in the future.

Web Bits



Beyond Books Using Compassion to Make A Difference at Pima County Libraries



Saturday, February 15, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2020

Memory, John Sloan, 1906

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I finished reading Baptism of Fire A Novel of the Witcher by Andrej Sapkowski.  It is the 3rd book in the series.  I plan on reading more of the series.

I started reading A World Without Work Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind.  The book describes how horses were replaced by automobiles in the introduction.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I picked out some books to be brought down to the mezzanine.

I also put in some vacation slips.  I have two conferences in 2020 which I am planning to go to, the Urban Librarians Conference and Book Expo America 2020.

Web Bits


ALA Responds to Financial Situation

New York Public Library Releases Lists of 125 Beloved Books to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary




Friday, February 14, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2020

The Red Letter
The Red Letter, Elisha Brown Bird, 1896

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Baptism of Fire A Novel of the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.  I like that the main character, Geralt does not always kill the monsters.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I met with an artist to plan for a paper mache program.

I looked up a variety of statistics for the library.

I selected some books to be changed to storage.

I checked some biography books in the mezzanine.

Web Bits 


Valentines for Library Lovers

The Most Commonly Stolen Book at the San Francisco Public Library May Surprise You

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/13/2020

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Valentine's postcard that serves as an advertisement for the Zercher Post Card Co. 1900/1909

Daily Thoughts 02/13/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I finished reading The Time of Contempt A Novel of the Witcher by Andrej Sapkowski.  I liked that there were themes of contempt, arrogance, and overconfidence in these stories.  I especially liked how the circle of the wizards in the story was undone.  The main character, Geralt is well done because he often is naive and quite often does not know what is happening.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some of the books in the mezzanine.

I spent some time working in Evergreen, our integrated library system, it is not called a catalog anymore looking up statistics.

I selected some books to be changed to the mezzanine.

I wrote an interim report for an Arts Westchester grant for a series of workshops on Paper Mache in April.

I also spent a little time working on other grants.

Two books came in for me to read, A World Without Work Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind  and Agency by William Gibson.

I started reading What Is Chemistry? by Peter Atkins.  It is a popular science title explaining chemistry for the layman.

We had a candle making class today at 5:00 p.m. in the community room.

We are having a Microsoft Powerpoint class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the computer lab.

Web Bits



Library of Congress to Receive $10 Million Dollar Gift to Help Upgrade Its Jefferson Building

10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About the Library of Congress