Monday, March 18, 2013
Daily Thoughts 03/18/2013
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also spent some time looking through the gift books. We are getting a lot of donations of advanced reading copies. We also get a lot of donations of books which are assigned for the local high school. I checked the displays as well.
I spent some time on ordering. I checked the collection management sheet for patron requests, the purchase alerts, and read the latest New York Times Book Review. Right now, we are reviewing the ordering process for priorities.
I thought this is interesting; there is an African American comics award called The Glyph Comics Award
I spent some time discussing the collection this afternoon. We were focused on the central library district money and nonfiction. I learned about a new service called Above The Treeline which provides digital review copies to book people. http://www.abovethetreeline.com/edelweiss It is very much like Netgalley which provides digital galleys.
Public Agencies Needing Money Give Up Land and Buildings
The Novel Resurgence of Independent Bookstores
A Plan to Guarantee Steady Funding for New York City's Cash Strapped Libraries
Annual Library 'Budget Dance' in NYC Leads to Call for Baseline Funding
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