Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2012

Trinity College Library: the "Long Room" in the 18th Century, Watercolor of James Malton

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2012

On the way to work, I read some of A Nation Rising by Kenneth Davis.  Kenneth Davis is writing about Aaron Burr and his trial for treason for which he was acquitted.  Aaron Burr was accused of trying to create his own empire in Mexico and the southwest in the 1800s.

This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as provided some statistics on my programs.  I am thinking about doing a sign up sheet for the computer lab.

I spent some time talking about the website with a colleague.

We have the Computer Lab for Academic Use today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  I spent some time helping people look for jobs, print out resumes, sign up for email accounts, search the Lexis database for company information and use the teaching programs in the lab like Professor Teaches Excel, Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor and Learning Express Software Tutorials.

We also have the Mount Vernon Writers Network from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight.The Mount Vernon Writers Network worked very well tonight.  The attendance is slowly growing.  It has been a full year that this program has been running as of tonight.  The Mount Vernon Writers Network now has a new logo, some marketing materials, and a few more new members.  We will be having William Bowden reading from his new book, Soul Sister Sonnets II on February 14, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..  I am hoping that this will go very well.

On the way home, I read some more of A Nation Rising Untold Tales from America's Hidden History.  Kenneth C. Davis is writing about slave revolts.  He specifically writes about the Creole and the Amistad, two ships where the slaves revolted aboard the ships.  He also describes many accounts of how the Native Americans allied with run away slaves to fight settlers.

Web Bits

P. Craig Russell has a Kickstarter project teaching graphic storytelling.  I very much like his artwork. 

Creating The Library of Tomorrow From the Ground Up 

A Bit More Occupy Stuff Because I am Interested

Occupy Cal Protests with library Sit-In

Occupy Detroit Update on Library Fight

Occupy Wall Street Library Update

Occupy Comics: Art + Stories Inspired by Occupy Wall Street

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