New York Public Library Central building, cartoons : reading room, Seeing New York with Fornaro, from N.Y. Sun, Evening, about Jan 3, 1914.
Daily Thoughts 6/11/2009
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith came in for me today to read. It is a mash up of a zombie hunter story and Jane Austen. Even better, it is illustrated with pictures of Elizabeth fighting zombies and ninjas. The book is on the New York Times bestseller list and the Locus bestseller list. It should be fun to read.
Today has been a pretty good day. I have been working on rearranging the new books display a little bit. I also read the latest Kirkus Reviews. I am planning to display a few of our rare books. I have already selected a few that might be worth displaying; now I have to figure out the best the way to display them. I updated the current events display as well. The holder for fliers and handouts was put up in the Job Information Center room. It makes the area look much nicer.
On the train to work, I read Guide To Developing A Music Library Collection by R. Michael Fling. It gave me a basic outline of what went into creating a music library. This really is not my strong point, but it gave me a few sites to recommend for titles like http://cdhotlist.btol.com/ which gives a list of selected titles for libraries. I always like looking at review sites. I think I am going to put together an updated list of where to look for reviews on the internet.
I am still reading The Thriving Library Successful Strategies for Challenging Times. I am not going to write a review of this book until I look at the libraries websites which are being talked about. I did like the survey which the author did at the end of the book.