Friday, March 18, 2011

Daily Thoughts 3/18/2011 (Libraries, The Information, Advocacy)

Ink stick, brush and mill stone for sumi-e painting.

Daily Thoughts 3/18/2011

This morning, I read some more of The Information.  The author is discussing the mathematics of randomness as well as how all mathematical numbers can be reduced to zeros and ones.  Part of the discussion is about how to shorten strings of numbers by making them into algorithms.  I am learning about mathematicians like Alan Turing, Claude Shannon, and Andrey Nikolaevich Kolomogorov.

This morning, I spent some time entering a few more surveys, updated the Twitter account, and did some weeding in the storage area.  Things are very quiet today.  I'll probably spend a little time planning for the next month or two.

I am interested in going to the May 13, 2011 Westchester Library Association conference because Seth Godin is going to be the keynote speaker.  He is featuring his book, Poke The Box.

Next month, April, is national poetry month, so we should probably be doing something for it.  We also have the adult summer reading program.  By the end of the month we should have the library survey tallied so we can get a better idea of the type of programs which we might do.

I did some small tasks today; printed up some flyers for events, printed up some bookmarks from cardstock, and checked the email reference.

Web Bits

Strong Libraries Are Needed Now More Than Ever

(Reuters) - The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a "reading divide" as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as U.S. reading and writing skills decline still further.

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