Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daily Thoughts 06/20/2012

Leonid Pasternak, 19th Century

Daily Thoughts 06/20/2012

This morning, I finished reading The Founder's Dilemma by Noam Wasserman.  The main focus in this book is the struggle between increasing wealth and the desire for controlling a startup.  The main argument is that the more outside funding you get, the more that outside funders will ask for increasing control of a company through stock ownership, choosing new hires, and making decisions.  The more control a founder wants the less money they may get.

I am also reading Online Community Management for Dummies.  The book is not very technical.  It focuses on netiquette, public relations, and communications in groups and social media.  There are a lot of suggestions on how to deal with trolls, complaints, and moderation of content.

This morning, I updated the Facebook and Twitter pages for the library.  I also checked the gifts and displays.  The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library are meeting tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room.  They asked me for copies of the flier for the Annual Adult Summer Reading Contest which is running from June 22, 2012 to August 10, 2012.

The Mount Vernon Board of Trustees Meeting is also on tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The Computer Lab for Academic Use is running between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The book, The $100 Startup Reinvent the Way You Make A Living, Do What You Love, And Create A New Future by Chris Guillebeau has come in for me to read.  It should be very interesting to read.  Chris Guillebeau is very well traveled.   I have a copy of Library Journal and the New York Times Book Review to read.

Web Bits

All Hat, No Cattle:  A Call For Libraries to Transform Before Its Too Late

Affection for PDA
Patron Driven Acquisition is an interesting idea.  We do a couple of things that are patron related.  We have a collection management sheet which we keep for patron requests.  We also have purchase alerts lists for books with high numbers of holds on them.

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