Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Daily Thoughts 11/23/2011
This morning, I read some more of The Better Angels of Our Nature. Steven Pinker is writing about how ideology affects violence. He makes a persuasive argument that openness, transparency, free travel, and trade reduce extremist ideologies. He also describes how evil actions are banal and commonplace and reinforced by groupthink.
I also spent some time on Lynda.com learning LinkedIn. This allowed me to get a better sense of who to ask for recommendations as well as some ideas on how to expand my network. I was at 95% complete before I started the Lynda.com LinkedIn class. Now my profile is complete. There are quite a few training modules for social media on Lynda.com. I finished the LinkedIn training today and redid my profile. I also checked and they have a Google Blogger Essentials training module which I may go over to improve this blog.
I finished updating the Twitter and Facebook account this morning for the library.
I also put the book And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut A Life by Charles J. Shields on hold. I like Kurt Vonnegut's writing.
Occupy Wall Street Library
Press Conference Addresses City's Destruction of Occupy Wall Street Library
The Occupy Wall Street Library: Librarians Display the Ruins
Destruction of Occupy Wall Street People's Library Draws Ire
Occupied ALA Ignored Cuban Librarians
A little opposition is good for the soul.
What is an American Library?
Another opposition piece.