Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2014

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2014

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Glass Cage.  Nicholas Carr is describing how pilots in airlines have their skills atrophy in flying when they use autopilots without practicing without them.  He is describing a process of losing skills and paying less attention when we rely too much on automation.

We have a late opening today due to water issues at the library.

I spent some time reading the New York Times and visited the Mid-Manhattan library on the way to work.  I took some time to look at some of the new books and the computer books section.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books to read.

I ordered the book Digital Media Labs in Libraries by Amanda Goodman.

We had the book club focused on Mount Vernon Revisited.  In addition we looked at other books about the history of Mount Vernon.  The next book we are reading is Lauren Hillenbrand Unbroken.

I spent some time double checking for missing material that was listed as on hold.

There are two computer classes tonight, a Fundamentals of Computer Class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and a Microsoft Word class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Web Bits

Greenstone-- Software to Create Digital Libraries

De Blasio’s Time to Lead on Libraries                                                

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