Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. Oil on canvas. 84.4 × 70.5 cm. The State Literature Museum. Moscow, 1896, Repin
Daily Thoughts 4/18/2009
I am almost done reading The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines. It was very enjoyable. Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty team up to rescue prince Armand after he is kidnapped, ensorcelled and carried off to fairyland. There are two more books coming up in the series, The Mermaid's Madness and Red Hood's Revenge. Jim C. Hines wrote the Jig the Goblin trilogy which I reviewed earlier. It is an excellent series which turns fantasy gaming writing on its head. We purchased the Jig the Goblin series for the young adult collection.
I walked to my local library and dropped off a few books. I picked up a book I had on reserve, Library Collection Development Policies School Libraries and Learning Resource Centers by Frank W. Hoffman and Richard J. Wood. It is a list of collection development policies broken into samples of gift, acquisitions, weeding, budgeting/funding, intellectual freedom, copyright, collection maintenance, collection evaluation and other subjects.
I also took a break from reading and watched an episode of Roughnecks, Starship Troopers on Youtube which ran for about 21 minutes. It was a nice break.
Collection Development Training for Arizona Public Libraries. Very useful. An overview of collection development. I read much of it earlier today. http://www.lib.az.us/cdt/
CREW: A Weeding Manual For Modern Libraries -- Continuous Review Evaluation and Weeding.
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/crew/crewmethod08.pdf A Simple Book Repair Manual