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 http://www.zinio.com
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.