This morning I read some of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter on the way to work. It starts with a story of how Christmas tree lights are recycled in China for their copper and plastic.
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.
I also checked the displays and made a few adjustments to the new shelving.
I spent some more time working on the Strategic Plan for my department. I am working on a narrative to add to the list of suggestions for improvement.
The Computer Lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.
I also did a presentation on the different digital services available at our library through the Westchester Library System. We have a 3M projector and a white board in the computer lab which makes services like Tumblebooks very vivid.
On the way home, I read some more of Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter. I read about Adam Minter's family junkyard, and a bit about the history of junkyards in America. There are lots of little facts that caught my attention. For example, cars are nearly 100% recyclable and the old name for recycling was grubbing.
Public Approval of Libraries as they Are is Still Enviable