Daily Thoughts 11/12/2009
I put Peter and Max by Bill Willingham on hold today. I also put a steampunk novel, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest on hold as well. I also spent some time looking through the New York Times Bestseller list for Graphic Novels as well as the current Broadway shows.
There were a few plays which we did not have. A lot of the newer shows on Broadway don't have books out yet. They won't come out until February or May of 2010. I am guessing that this is not that different between the time a movie is released in the theater and the time it is released on dvd.
I also spent some time updating the current events display as well as ordering a few new books. We are also looking at changing some of our ordering process so it goes a little smoother.
On the train home, I read some of Working With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. It is about the soft side of leadership; cooperation, teamwork, leadership, negotiating, emotions, influence, and achievement. Things which quite frankly I should spend some time looking at more closely.
http://www.artplotnik.com/ Arthur Plotnik visited my site recently. I was looking at his site and saw a book which looks like it wouldbe worth reading, The Elements of Expression, Putting Thoughts Into Words. I read Spunk & Bite earlier; it was practical and readable.
I was looking at Twitter and noticed that next week is the Web 2.0 conference in New York. I might take the other half of the day I am going to the Twitter for Libraries workshop and go to Web 2.0 in the afternoon. I was looking at Web 2.0 and I came across Wolfram Alpha which is an interesting program. http://www.wolframalpha.com/