Friday, January 18, 2013
Daily Thoughts 01/18/2013
I am up early reading the library news. The library is open today. I spent some time looking at Twitter and Facebook this morning for the library. On the way to work, I read a little more of The Case for Mars. There is a lot of politics in how space programs are chosen. A lot of it is about money. I also read some more of Librarians as Community Partners. I am reading about bilingual senior programs.
I checked the gift books and displays this morning. We are having a training in Baker and Taylor Titlesource 3. The training was informative. The staff had the training in the computer lab. I learned how the Titlesource 3 system worked for basic ordering. There were a number of review sources which we got access to which we did not have before like Video Librarian and Audiofile Reviews.
I read the latest copy of Publishers Weekly. I also checked out two books, The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon which is a young adult title, and The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge Which is science fiction.
On the way home, I read some more of The Case for Mars. Robert Zubrin is writing about the hazards of space; background radiation, solar flares, confined spaces, and zero gravity. I also read some more of Libraries As Community Partners. It reminded me that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month which is a good time to ask people to sign up for library cards.
Becoming a Community Centric Content Publisher
This is a reminder that if you have an online presence, it is important to build a community or social network around it.
Barnes and Noble, The Last Big Bookseller Standing: But for How Long? Knowledge@Wharton
No Textbooks in NYC Schools: Coming Soon?
As Tablets Supplant Ereaders New Challenges Arise for Publishers.
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