Daily Thoughts 3/4/2010
Today has been quiet and steady. I have had a chance to print up my suggested orders for the meeting today. I also checked on the shifting. They moved the African American fiction and the urban fiction to a new location today. Things are moving along. I did some more weeding in the mezzanine and worked a bit on the a Women's History month display. I'll finish working on a flyer tomorrow.
Tomorrow, I think they are going to send a pdf certificate for the completion of my online course, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. If you are not a member of ALA Connect and are a member of the American Library Association, I recommend you should join the social network. We used it for the class and many committees of the American Library Association use it for committee work. http://connect.ala.org/
On the way home, I read some more of The Mindful Path to Self Compassion. I am a rather driven person. Some of the concepts in the book are new to me. I learned that there is another reaction to stress other than the fight or flight response; it is the tend and befriend response. Some people when stressed look for allies or tend to their family. I rather liked this idea. Also, there is quite a bit on how to take care of your own emotions; basically how to like yourself better and be less hard on yourself. There is quite a bit on both loving kindness meditation, a form of buddhist meditation focusing on being compassionate to other people, and mindfulness meditation. The author combines with psychology.