Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2015

Duke Humfrey's Library, The Oldest Part of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1904

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2015

On the way to work, I finished reading Start A Revolution Stop Acting Like a Library by Ben Bizzle.  Ben Bizzle is discussing graphic art.  He reminds us that having a graphic artist who can create a consistent brand is important.  He also discusses how to get administrative buy in for marketing the library.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked the gift books and the displays.  I spent a little time working on preparing material to be sent to our graphic artist for flyers and images to post on Facebook and in Constant Contact.

I picked up some more paper surveys which will be entered this afternoon by volunteers.  We have 497 surveys filled out.  I am hoping we will have more than 500 by the end of the night.

I spent some time discussing our website with colleagues.  We have a web developer who is going to redesign  the site.

I also worked on several different flyers for programs. There is going to be an open house on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. which all the staff are invited to attend.

The crochet class was today from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..  It was very well attended.

We also had the Fundamentals of Computer Class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Beginning Microsoft Word from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

I read some more of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua.   The story occurs in a pocket universe where Jane Austen was a bestselling author, and mechanical computers double in size every two years.  There is a constant stream of Victorian mathematicians including George Boole, the creator of Boolean logic.  There are some pictures that are quite fun.  Some of the pages are drawn as infinite loops.

Web Bits

Vote in the ALA (American Library Association) Election.  I did.  If you want a conspiracy theory, all the candidates first names begin with J.


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