Friday, August 9, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/09/2013

Isaac Israels, Girl Reading on a Divan, 1920

Daily Thoughts 08/09/2013

I finished reading Operation Storm Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II.  John J. Geoghegan demonstrates meticulous research, there are extensive notes, a section of photographs, acknowledgements from many of the original crew of the I-400 Japanese submarine as well as the submarine which captured it, the Segundo.  In addition, there is an Index, Epilogue, and list of sources cited.

I read a little more of Babayaga by Toby Barlow. There is a fantastic sequence where a witch turns a policeman into a flea.  This is one of the best transformation descriptions I have ever read.

This morning, I checked the social media and the displays.  I also gathered some statistics.  We had a management meeting this morning where we discussed digital resources like Zinio which is an online magazine service 

We also confirmed that we are definitely getting Overdrive Advantage.  We are also getting a number of devices including an Ipad Mini, a Kindle Fire, a Google Nexus 7, and a few other things.  Yesterday, I got confirmation that the computer classes are being extended for the full year.  Hopefully, we should have some device classes in September.

We also spent some time discussing weeding.

I checked out the book, After the Fall Before The Fall During the Fall by Nancy Kress which won the 2013 Nebula Award for Novella.

I had a second meeting today discussing digital classes.  We may have a Spanish language computer class soon.  We also may have a Computers for Seniors class.  There are a few people I have to contact.  I also registered for a One Click Digital Webinar on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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