Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Daily Thoughts 03/31/2015

Blossoming Almond Branch In a Glass With a Book, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Daily Thoughts 03/31/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I placed a hold on the graphic novel, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua.

I checked the gift books and the displays today.

I also printed up some flyers about the survey for the library as well as paper copies of the survey.

We had a Crochet class today from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..  We get a solid group of twelve or thirteen each time.  We are having it each Tuesday in April and May.

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

I am going to be working on the large print section.

I voted in the ALA election today.

I have a copy of Booklist, a copy of Library Journal and two copies of Publishers Weekly to read.

I was looking at Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier.

There was a reception tonight in the art gallery for Mount Vernon Arts and Culture at 6:00 p.m.

Web Bits

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer


The Working Class is All But Dead on Wall Street
This is a reminder of how technology changes things.

Computers Ousting Human Traders at TSE

4 Ways Robo-Advisers Will Change Investing

Million Dollar Traders Replaced With Machines Amid Cuts

Why Wall Streeters Defections to Silicon Valley Are Good News for the Economy

If you follow finance recently, you can see an increasing trend of jobs being automated out of existence.  It is happening at every level of the corporate ladder.  Not just at the bottom.  This I think has pushed many people in the finance field to change their jobs to more technology oriented jobs.

This will eventually catch up to libraries.

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