Daily Thoughts 7/14/2010
An article from the Journal News about the Mount Vernon Public Library coming back to work. http://www.lohud.com/article/20100714/NEWS02/7140314/Mount-Vernon-Public-Library-rehires-laid-off-staff
I spent some time looking through a Library Journal online review of Kraken by China Mieville. I was looking for words that would appeal to readers in the review if I had to tell a library patron about the book. It is part of readers advisory.
We printed up a lot of our marketing material. There is a city council meeting tonight where they may discuss the library. Having some marketing material might help us out and get some support.
I also went through the gift books today as well as checked the new books and displays to make sure they were in order.
There was another session on Readers Advisory 101 today where I spent time watching people chat online about places to find suggestions for reading material. I learned about http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/ which reviews horror literature. Some other review sources I learned about were http://www.allreaders.com/ and http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/ People had a lot of ideas about how to review and advise books for patrons to read.
I checked out The Sons of Liberty written by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos. It is a superhero novel set during the American revolution. The two main characters are African American. The art is interesting.