Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Daily Thoughts 7/28/2010
I am looking at an IMLS Institute of Museums and Library Services grant and trying to figure it out. It is the first time I am looking at this material. It makes reference to a document called 21st Century Skills, http://www.imls.gov/pdf/21stCenturySkills.pdf I find it kind of interesting. It is a bit different. There is also reference to a course called Shaping Outcomes which is about Outcome Based Planning and Evaluation for librarians. http://www.shapingoutcomes.org/
Link to information on save libraries widget. I just added it to the sidebar in this blog. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/cro/getinvolved/saveyourlibraries.cfm
Jeremy Love's comic Bayou, Issue #1 is now free on the web. It is quite interesting. https://comics.comixology.com/#/issue/2584/Bayou-1
I put Smart Startups How Entrepreneurs and Corporations Can Profit by Starting Online Communites by David Silver, Wiley, c2007 on interlibrary loan. I am requesting it from another library system than my own. This process can take several weeks.
I also requested another book as a hold, Made Possibly By Succeeding With Corporate Sponsorship by Patricia Martin.
On the train home, I read some of Kraken by China Mieville. It is an urban fantasy novel. Somehow, it maintains more believability than most fantasy novels I have read. It is in that eerie space where things are real but not quite real. The place where horrible things happen for not quite explained reasons. There is an almost fortean feel to the novel.