Daily Thoughts 10/22/2012
This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the library. I also checked the gift books and the displays. I spent some time looking through the African American fiction section which is very popular at our library. I also took some time to look at the Collection Management Sheet for patron requests and the purchase alerts for items on hold.
Some of the nonfiction books which I ordered through the Central Library District funds are starting to come in for the new books section. I spent a little time doing some professional reading. Sometimes I look at American Libraries Direct http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect or The New York Times Books section http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
Today has been a quiet, peaceful day.
I spent some time reading the latest New York Times Book Review and the latest Publishers Weekly. I also read the latest Salaries and Placements information from Library Journal. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/placements-and-salaries/2012-survey/a-job-by-any-other-name-ljs-placements-salaries-survey-2012/ One of the things that it says is that many librarians are taking positions that are information technology related outside of librarianship. I have noticed that a number of new titles in the technology field, like metadata specialist, taxonomist, content manager are very similar to modern librarianship. The publishing field has an increasing need for metadata, indexing, and content management which is often related to librarianship.
On the way home, I read some more of On Politics. Sometimes you learn things that are interesting. Plato's Academy was established in 387 B.C. and survived until 529 C.E. for 916 years.
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