Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Daily Thoughts 11/23/2011

Pultschreibschrank („Neuwieder Kabinett“), aus der Werkstatt David Roentgen und Peter Kinzing, Neuwied 1779; Detail Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Inv. Nr. O-1962,24
 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 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 LinkedIn class.  Now my profile is complete.  There are quite a few training modules for social media on 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.

Web Bits

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.

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