Monday, May 20, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/20/2019


Daily Thoughts 05/20/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about how incentives can be restructured so people do a better job at work.

I checked the fiction books in the mezzanine.

I also read the latest New York Times Book Review.

I put in two orders of books.

Web Bits


The Relationship Between Low Literacy and Incarceration

Why the New York Public Library has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2019


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Stanton MacDonald Wright, 1914, S S Van Dine

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2019


I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Loonshots. I am reading about how DARPA creates an environment of innovation.

I started reading Aristotle's Way How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall. This book is focused on happiness.

Web Bits

Living By the Pen: British Library Explores History of Writing

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/18/2019


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A man with "fake news" rushing to the printing press. Frederick Burr Opper, 1894

Daily Thoughts 05/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I rested on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time working on library statistics.

I checked the mezzanine.

I discussed the classes for next month for computers.

Web Bits


Inside the Sorted Library Hidden in a Dumbo Coworking Space
https://untappedcities.com/2019/05/17/inside-the-sorted-library-hidden-in-a-dumbo-co-working-space/

Friday, May 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

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Scribe Statue of Min-Nakht, Circa 1500 to 1450 B.C., New Kingdom, Egypt

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

The elevator is up and running at the library.

I read some more of Loonshots last night.  I am reading about how statistics are used to track terror groups online.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking the 300s on the main floor.

I also checked the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

I spent some time at the public computers.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

I am going to the VIP Librarians Cocktail Reception at Book Expo America on Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Web Bits


The Library of Congress' Cat Photos are Strange, Glorious and Free to Use

Book Expo's Librarians Lounge 2019: Sweet Summer Reads Courtesy of Penguin Random House Adult Library Marketing

Exhibit Helps Chart History of Apollo 11 Mission

How to Visit the Library of Congress in Our Nations Capital

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/16/2019

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Harpers, March 1896, Edward Penfeld

Daily Thoughts 05/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Loonshots last night.  I am reading about phase transitions.  A good example of this is when there are sudden traffic jams.

I checked the gifts and the displays this morning.

I spent some time checking the 900s and the fiction in the mezzanine.

I worked on an order of new books from Rainbow Books.

I spent some time in the computer lab.

There is a class on Email with Gmail in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I checked out How To Invent Everything A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North.  This is the second time I am reading this.

Web Bits

Were the Egyptians the First Scribes?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/235724.stm


Third Barbershop Reading Library Will Be Installed in Corpus Christi

Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing Libraries

Oakland Art Library Shares Creativity By Letting Patrons Take Artwork Home