Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Daily Thoughts 10/03/2017

John Tyndall by John McLure Hamilton.jpg
John Tyndall, by John McLure Hamilton (died 1936), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1901

Daily Thoughts 10/03/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also did a little more with LinkedIn.

We made a giant poster this morning and hung it outside today for the author fair.  I also sent a reminder email to all staff about the fair.  I have been getting a few more calls about the fair as well.  We have 12 authors so far of all types.  http://mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/mount-vernon-local-author-fair-2017/

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also put in an order for new books.

The Crochet Group is meeting today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I read some more of the Core Strength Workout.  I have been using some the exercises.  I try and do floor exercises for a little bit every night as well as walking.

I also read a little bit more of Expect More by David Lankes.  One of the things which David Lankes is describing is how libraries are increasingly becoming involved in the creative process.  People make things and write in libraries, not just check out books or movies.  This is a change in how libraries work.  I am quite interested in the concept of the library as publisher.

I spent a little time going over local authors with a colleague.  Part of this process is thinking about the increasing move from curation to content where people increasingly want to produce their own work.  It is similar to the idea of not just reading books on computers, but teaching classes on computers.  People want their services to be much more interactive.

The Mount Vernon Public Library listed the Mount Vernon Author Fair on WVOX http://wvox.com/wvox-community-calendar/… The Mount Vernon Public Library will be talking about the Local Author Fair at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday mornong on WVOX.  WVOX is 1460 AM in Westchester.

Move from curation to creation.
Library As Publisher

New York Public Library and Macmillan to Launch a Publishing Partnership

Other libraries are participating in Indie Author Day on October 14, 2017

Eastchester Library is doing an Indie Author Day on October 14, 2017 (Westchester)

Web Bits 

Invite Your Friends to Join the Million Americans for Libraries Campaign

Latino Authors Celebrated At Annual Book Awards

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