Daily Thoughts 7/20/2010
Joann Sfar is doing a rendition of The Little Prince in graphic novel form. It is being released in France as well in October. Her graphic novel, The Rabbi's Cat was excellent. She also did the children's graphic novel, Little Vampire. I am looking forward to this.
The story of the layoffs and the rescinding of the layoff is in Library Journal online. http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/885960-264/mount_vernon_pl_ny_loses.html.csp
It is hard to read this kind of material. It is giving me butterflies in my stomach.
I had a chance to work on ordering today. We are doing our ordering meeting tomorrow. It is the first time we are using books from the patron recommendation form from our website which is kind of interesting. Some people have requested us to buy self published books through the recommendation form.
We also have a new donation button on our library website which I hope has some effect.
I also picked out some more graphic novels for the Graphic Novels Club tomorrow. One of our patrons recommended an original english language by Svetlana Chmakova called Nightschool which should be interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightschool . We also are picking out some books for a raffle for a literary tea for the Adult Summer Reading program. This is the second year we have done an adult summer reading program.
I read The Sons of Liberty written by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos on the train home from work. It is a graphic novel set during the American revolution. Two young African boys escape slavery eluding their pursuer. They gain super powers and study the ancient art of Dambe (Nigerian boxing). They are part of the fight to end slavery as well as active in the American revolution. The story is very entertaining. The artwork is in muted earthtones. It is an interesting mix of facts and fantasy. http://www.thesonsoflibertybook.com/
PLA is offering a free online advocacy training course for libraries http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/pla-offers-free-online-library-advocacy-training