Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Daily Thoughts 01/26/2016

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Flower Piece With Books, 1916,  József Nemes Lampérth

Daily Thoughts 01/26/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Humans Are Underrated.  I am reading about teamwork and innovation.  Geoff Colvin is describing how important it is to meet and work with people face to face to create new ideas and innovate.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also had some flyers printed up.

This morning I was at the dentist.  I had a crown replaced for a tooth.  They printed the new crown on a 3D printer.

I checked the collection management sheet where we write down patron requests for items which we do not have.

We have a strategic plan committee meeting this evening.

I placed an interlibrary loan request for the book, The Weeding Handbook, A Shelf by Shelf Guide by Rebecca Vnuk.

The strategic planning meeting was focused on looking at the mission statement for the library, then focusing in on goals, values, and objectives for the long range plan.  We looked at a number of different documents as well.

On the way home, I finished reading Humans are Underrated What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will by Geoff Colvin.  Geoff Colvin argues that we cannot replicate or outdo machinery.  Many of the things we do well like cooking will eventually be done by machines.  He writes about the artificial intelligence Watson is an excellent chef.  The library has a book on this called Cognitive Cooking With Chef Watson: recipes for Innovation from IBM & The Institute for Culinary Education.

Geoff Colvin argues that human elements will become more valuable as we rely more on machines.  Leadership, empathy, ability to work with teams, and social acuteness will become more valued in the workplace.  People will work more cooperatively and collaborate more.  These are not engineering skills, they are people skills.  It is an argument that I am not sure I believe completely.

Web Bits

New York State Library Aid Letter-- Support to Increase the Budget

Get A Grip On Your Information Overload with 'Infomagical'
It looks almost like a prank.

Artist's 'Blank Books' Project Seeks to Restock Historic Baghdad Library

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