Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Portrait of Edmond Maitre, (The Reader), 1871 Pierre Auguste Renoir
Daily Thoughts 05/30/2013
I was at Day of Dialog Between Libraries and Publishers all day to day. I also spent some time picking up sample books which we plan on reviewing or adding to the collection. There was quite a lot of material this time. I usually set a few of the books aside for myself. I am looking forward to reading Max Barry's Lexicon as well as a book on ebooks and a book on big data. The vendors were good this time. I spent some time talking to Penguin books, Baker and Taylor, Midwest Tape, Overdrive, and a few others. I have two bags of books to sort through.
I just got back and spent a little time checking Facebook and Twitter for the library and going through various emails. I went to Day of Dialog on library time so I am spending a little time checking the email reference from home and forwarding things to various people.
I have a notebook full of notes about the event to sort through and rewrite. I also collected some business cards and gave out the new business card I have from the library. I have to contact a few people about some outside projects. I saw people I recognize from Library Journal, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Librarians Meetup. I was a bit tired today. I just listened mainly.
The lunch was nice this time. I always pick the vegetarian lunch at conferences because I am not sure about where the meat comes from. I had several cups of coffee. I spoke to a collections librarian from SUNY Albany. It was interesting.
The new director of the Mount Vernon Public Library went to the Library Journal Day of Dialog as well.
I sat and listened most of the day to various talks about different books. I will be sorting through my notes tonight. I also will spend a little time catching up on my online reading. I took a break from library things on Monday and Tuesday.
The Library of the Future
BEA 2013 The Whole Damn Thing
Today was the Book Expo America kick off.
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