Monday, August 3, 2009

Daily Thoughts 8/3/2009

John Hersey. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-54231]

Daily Thougts 8/3/2009

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 has been turned into a graphic novel.

This morning I did some more weeding in the 700s section. I also worked on genrifying the "new arrivals" section, adding signs for mystery, romance, and science fiction. This should make it easier for people to find what they want.

I am still reading In Search of Excellence. There were some interesting points being made in the book. I found the idea that it is sometimes more important to pay attention to what people are doing than punish or reward people rather interesting. There are a lot of ideas like this in the book; managing by wandering around, staying close to the customer, and accepting small mistakes if it leads to more action are some of the more intriguing ideas.

I wrote the monthly report this month. The report switches between myself and a colleague. We follow the Proctor & Gamble idea of putting everything on a single. This means everything has to be very condensed and focused.

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