Friday, September 29, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/29/2017

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Leonid Pasternak, The Passion of Creation, 19th Century.

Daily Thoughts 09/29/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time looking at old photographs of the library this morning.

The Library 1900 and Beyond Slideshow

From The Edge of Our History

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I printed up some flyers for the local author fair to give to Cathy Webb.  There are some display posters around the library as well.

I finished writing the grant for Arts Westchester for a story writing workshop.  This should be an enjoyable activity.  There is a new grants application and one grant at a time can be put in.  So, I wrote my grant, and my colleague is going to write hers next.

A colleague put up the description of the 9 authors who are coming to the author fair so far on our website.

On the way home, I finished reading Library Analytics and Metrics Using Data to Drive Decisions and Services Edited by Ben Showers.  I like that this has a different perspective.  The librares being discussed are academic libraries in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States mostly.  They are much more advanced with their capabilities than public libraries so some of the content is a preview of what may be happening in public libraries in the near future.

It gives a nice overview of many different types of metrics and how they are used.  In addition, it describes how ethnographic studies can be used to gather qualitative data for libraries.  The end of the book has a bit on patron privacy as it is related data.  There is a remainder that social media has a price which in many cases is loss of privacy.

Web Bits 

Law's Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection Illustrating the Letter of the Law
Immigrant Rights Program Canceled After Arlington Heights  Officials Receive Threats

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