Thursday, January 29, 2015
Daily Thoughts 01/29/2015
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.
On the way to work, I read some more of The World of Raymond Chandler. I liked his hard boiled descriptions of Los Angeles. They appeal to me because of my strong dislike of Los Angeles and Hollywood. I also really like the pictures with Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hawks, Veronica Lake, and others. The quotes from Raymond Chandler's correspondence make the book excellent as well.
I checked the displays and the gift books. A colleague is working on a display for African American films for February.
I talked to Gale about two ebook collections, a collection on jobs and careers, and a collection on travel books. I also asked about Career Online High School which is a program from Gale that is a certified online high school. http://www.careeronlinehs.gale.com/the-program/
I also had a chance to start evaluating the Consumer Technology Library from Proquest which is a collection of computer related e-books.
Westchester Library System recently purchased a new set of databases and online learning tools for us to use, Flipster which is a magazine database which currently has a subscription to 12 popular electronic magazines, Novelist which is a readers advisory tool, Lynda.com which is an online video learning service, and Fashion University which is a collection of material to learn sewing and fashion.
I spent some time working with the oversize 600s.
There is a Beginning Microsoft Excel computer class in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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