Court Woman At Her Desk With Poem Cards, Kubo Shunman, 1795
Daily Thoughts 04/07/2017
Today I went to the Urban Librarians Unite conference at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. I even got to talk to my old boss, Mark Levine in the History Biography and Religion section.
The conference was interesting. They had good coffee and strudel in the morning. I have to sit down and write up the full conference tomorrow. It will take me some time as some of it has to do with advocacy.
There were a few vendors. I got a button with a picture of from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Brooklyn Public Library now has library cards with Maurice Sendak's art.
I had a chance to walk around outside at lunch. The neighborhood has gentrified tremendously and the prices have gone up.
I recognized some of the people at the conference. One of my colleagues was there. I have not had as much time to go out to events lately.
On the way home, I read some more of New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. The cover art is attractive enough that people ask me what the title is when I am sitting reading it on the train. I like how weather and the ocean are portrayed in this book.
A book that caught my interest during the conference was Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low- Cost Ways to Make Big Changes by Karen Munro which is coming out in July of 2017.
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