Friday, October 17, 2014

Daily Thoughts 10/17/2014

A Reading in the Garden, Theo Van Rysselberghe, 1902

Daily Thoughts 10/17/2014

I started reading The Accidental Library Marketer last night.  It describes how many librarians often fall into the position of having to market the library.  It is not something that most library schools teach a lot of.  Advocacy, public relations, marketing, and branding are not something that most librarians think a lot about.  Kathy Dempsey, the author runs the Libraries Are Essential website

I started watching Jodorowsky's Dune.  It is a very avant garde film.  Jodorowsky employed Moebius the comic book artist as his chief artist.  He also brought in H.R. Giger to work on the villains and Chris Foss to design the spaceships.  The artwork was incredible.  The film was never made, just the storyboards and the script.  The people that were signed to act in the film were astounding, Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger were two of them.  Frank Herbert's Dune is one of my favorite books.

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

Web Bits

Strategies For Success-- Aspen Institute
http://csreports.aspeninstitute.o/documents/Strategirges_for_Success.pdf to Offer At-Home Access for Library Users

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book For Every State

SearchResearch: 5 Reasons You Should Have A Library Card

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