Goauche of Dorigen of Bretagne longing for the safe return of her husband by Edward Burne-Jones, 1871. Victoria and Albert Museum, London http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burne-Jones_Dorigen_of_Bretagne_VA.jpg
Daily Thoughts 03/14/2013
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning. I also read some of On the Map on the way to work. I like the discussions of imaginary places that appeared on maps. For example, California was depicted as an island, there was a range of mountains called the Kong Mountains in Africa which did not exist, and a variety of islands in the Pacific which were not there. This kind of information is entertaining to me.
I checked the displays and the gift books. I also spent a little time discussing cataloging. I am reading the latest issue of romance sells which is a listing of forthcoming books from Romance Writers of America. The library has the Computer Lab for Academic Use today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
I contacted my local official in support of libraries through the New York Library Association.
I read a little bit more of On the Map. There were some literary and film refernces that touched my curiosity: the maps in the film Casablanca and the treasury map in Treasure Island. There was also a picture of the giant globe given to Winston Churchill. This book is full of little interesting facts.
The Book as a Standard of Quality
NYPL President Testifies on Proposed City Budget Cuts
$106.7 million is a very large cut.