Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Daily Thoughts 06/14/2017

Reader Leaning Her Elbow on the Table - Henri Matisse
Reader Leaning Her Elbow On the Table, Henri Matisse, 1923

Daily Thoughts 06/14/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I have to work on planning for Summer Reading today.  I spent time discussing programming for summer reading.  We are going to start with two book clubs and an end of summer reading party.  I also spent some time working on a visit from St. Paul's Church and the Women's Enterprise Development Center.

I checked the gift books and the displays today.  I also checked some of the biography books and large print.   We added a few new instructional videos.

A lot of new material is coming in to be added to the collection.  Our circulation is slowly growing.

I read some of Beyond Measure The Big Impact of Small Changes by Margaret Heffernan.  It is a TED book.  The book focuses on corporate culture.  It describes how managing conflict positively improves results.  There are also sections on why it is important to not work too many hours, get enough sleep, and avoid multitasking.

The book, A Paradise Built In Hell the Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit came in for me to read.

I had a chance to clear away some material from my desk.  I can see it clearly and hopefully will get a chance to organize things a little more.

There is an Advanced Excel class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

I finished reading Beyond Measure The Big Impact of Small Changes by Margaret Heffernan. This book focuses on qualitative changes, not numbers.  It challenges hierarchy, asks people to look outside their organizations to find new ideas, and try to make environments where everyone can contribute.  It is about people and how people interact.  It is an argument for a workplace that values peoples contributions and flattens decision making.  There is no cure all in this book, just a lot of different suggestions.

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