Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Daily Thoughts 7/15/2009 ( Weeding )

John Steinbeck, 1962, Nobel Prize for Literature photograph.

Daily Thoughts 7/15/2009

Today has been another busy day. We finished designing the graphic novels label which looks quite nice. We printed some spine labels to make sure it looked right.

I also spent some time looking at the purchase alerts. We are getting a lot more fiction on our purchase alerts list. I think this is because of the new books display area. We are displaying a lot of new material. The fiction is moving much faster.

The gentleman from Ghana came to take away our deaccessioned books today. He took all of them. He is going to be volunteering to create a high school and they need books. There are very few resources over there.

We had a collection development meeting today. I suggested that we might want to order some more Latin American and Latino authors for our collection. We have a very large Brazilian popularion. I do not know the major authors that well, but I would be looking for authors like Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Paulo Coelho, and other Portuguese or Spanish language titles translated into english. I have all my orders pretty much in place right now.

We also have the graphic novels label created which looks quite nice. I hope the ebooks poster will be displayed soon.

I read some more of Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg. The latest chapter is about Dave Winer one of the early programmers of blogging software. He envisioned a world where a billion different web pages could talk to each other. Also people could voice their opinions without interference. He was very much a free speech advocate. The book gives some very interesting history of the internet which you might not see in other titles.

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