Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daily Thoughts 10/14/2009

Fratelli D'Alessandri "Rome - Reading woman"., 1860

Daily Thoughts 10/14/2009

It is a quiet day today. We started shifting books to create space to move the fiction collection. It will be a big project. I tried to talk to everyone before the project started.

They are also tattletaping the books to make them more secure. This is a huge project as well. We have over 500,000 items in our collection. So they are going to be ordering a lot of security strips.

I went and picked out a variety of books for the bookmobile; mysteries, books on Kenya, toy soldiers, historical battles, the Inspector Morse mystery series, and a few dvds this time. We are getting a lot more requests for the bookmobile.

Tomorrow we are going to take a look at the signage to make some adjustments. I did not read any library literature today. I will probably have some bookmarks made tomorrow to refill our bookmarks for graphic novels, as well as the new bookmark for poetry and writing.

They are upgrading our public access computers today as well. We may also be getting a package to teach software on our databases from Learning Express. It is definitely something I am going to look at carefully for a trial. I might even take a refresher in Excel.

I am almost done reading Confessions of a Radical Industrialist by Ray C. Anderson. He mentions two other books which are quite good reading, Jared Diamond's Collapse and Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce. Paul Hawken's book is what caused Ray C. Anderson to follow the path of clean technology for his company. I find clean technology very interesting.

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