Friday, July 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about different regions and how climate effects them like the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

We are going to be doing another shopping bag fundraiser.

Web Bits

How to be A Good Library Patron

Library Hosts Cosplay Armor Making Event




Thursday, July 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/18/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I finished reading the section on the Northeast which identifies coastal flooding and heat as two major issues.  It describes how more people will die because of increased heat.

I filled out the Libraries Transform Survey.
http://ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-2019-survey

Web Bits


Write Now: Library Is An Essetial Tool in Writer's Kit

San Diego Public Library Offering Comic-Con Library Cards

Patterson Makes the Case for Libraries: New Librarian Takes On Role

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/17/2019



Wine bottle with lotuses and admonition,

The inscription running in two lines to either side of the dramatic lotus scroll reads:

“ Drink less wine
Gain more knowledge”



Daily Thoughts 07/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about how as everything gets hotter, it also gets drier in forests and farmland creating drought and fire.

I also read some more of Life After Google.  I am reading about how Google's data centers are built near places with access to large amounts of hydroelectric power.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent some time gathering statistics.

I worked on  a report for weeding material.  I am going to be doing a weekly weeding report.

I spent some time checking the CD Audiobooks and the fiction books.

I am looking at the book, The Origins of Scientific Thought by Giorgio De Santillana.

Web Bits


Pearson Puts Print Books to Bed

The Secret Life of A Librarian

Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for An Uncertain Future

Bridging the Digital Divide With Circulating Tech

Foreign Crime Group' Cyber Attack Shuts Down Networks at Libraries, Syracuse Schools

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/16/2019

Still Life with Books, 1895 - Henri Matisse
Still Life With Books, Henri Matisse, 1895

Daily Thoughts 07/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  There are a lot of details about future economic damage from climate problems, fire problems, coral die off, raising oceans, drought, and flooding.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I finished writing my monthly report for July.

I spent some time putting together a weeding report for the end of the week.

I have been checking the CD Audiobooks.

I also have some things to work on for programming.

We have started working on the local history room.  Hopefully we will have a plan soon.

The crochet group met today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class tonight in the computer lab.

Web Bits


Flatter Focused and Community Led-- Public Library Staffing Continues to Evolve

William Gladstone Library Plans More Bedrooms for Visitors


Monday, July 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/15/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about greenhouse gas emissions and how they will effect our future.

I also looked through the book, Defending Your Castle  Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields and More Defensive Defensive Devices to Fend Off Invading Hordes by William Gurstelle.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

The internet was out at our library for most of the day.  It came on in the evening.

I read a copy of Library Journal and Booklist today.

I also spent some time discussing the local history room.

I got an Uno card game and a pack of playing cards for tonight for Intergenerational Games Night.  I am also going to get some dominos. 

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class tonight and a Beginning Microsoft Word class in the computer lab.

Web Bits



Feline Good With Our Favorite Literary Cats

Moon Landing Memorabilia Is At Home in Virginia Tech Library



Sunday, July 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/14/2019



Dust Jacket of a Guide Book Published by Clara White Hall, 1931, Public Domain.

Daily Thoughts 07/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I got a copy of the game Uno and a deck of playing cards for Intergenerational Game Night on Monday.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about plans for training new hires.

I also read some more of Life After Google.  I am reading about why the internet should be both secure and not free.

I have started reading The Climate Report The National Climate Assessment-- Impacts, Risks, and Adaptations in the United States by US Global Change Research Program.  There will be a speaker on this report on July 31, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Public Library.


Web Bits


Staying Social: Why Your Library Needs Social Media Policies

Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books

Visit 28 of the Best Libraries In The World

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/13/2019


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Aurèle Robert - Die Stadtbibliothek in der Wasserkirche, 1861

Daily Thoughts 07/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about mentoring.

I also read some more of Life After Google.  I am reading about how Google gives away lots of free services in order to help expand its advertising business.

Web Bits



26 People Told Us How Public Libraries Make Us Better

US Libraries Are Critical to the 2020 Census

I Found My American Dream At the Library

Dozens of US Libraries Are Boycotting Audio Books

Friday, July 12, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/12/2019


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New library of St. Geneviève - Library of Congress, 1859

Daily Thoughts 07/12/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about have clear expectations for doing a job.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I checked some material in the mezzanine as well as some of the mysteries.

I read a copy of the Times Literary Supplement.  I also checked the New York Times Bestseller List and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/11/2019

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Calligraphy Painting, Isma'il Jalayir, 1860

Daily Thoughts 07/11/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about how to include multiple people in the final decision for hiring.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

We got Bookpage again.

I checked some fiction books in the mezzanine.

I spent some time unpacking the items from the move back into the technical services area.

I am in the computer lab right now.

I spent some extra time covering the reference desk so a colleague could finish their portion of the monthly report.

Web Bits


Lets Talk Comics: Librarians

Strengthening Networks Sparking Change Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts

Area Library Aims to Educate on the Importance of Being Dementia Friendly

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/10/2019





Portrait drawing of librarian-historian Justin Winsor

Daily Thoughts 07/10/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success on the way to work.  I am reading about how to make job interviews comfortable so people will reveal more about themselves.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also placed an order for books on climate change for a program we are doing.

I checked out the book, Life After Google The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder.

I spent some time discussing future programming in September and October with a colleague.  We are planning an intergenerational craft for Halloween.

I wrote up a list of our databases.

I checked some of the books in the mezzanine.

I spent a little time discussing grants.

Web Bits

Most 20th Century Books Unavailable to Internet Users—We Can Fix That by Brewster Kahle

Kids With Overdue Library Fines Can Get Them Erased, By Playing Sports

Immersed In Poetry at the Library of Congress



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/09/2019












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Dame Lisant, By Jacques Andre-Portail (French, 1695–1759)

Daily Thoughts 07/09/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about setting up an interview and choosing questions.

I checked the displays and the gifts this morning.

I spent some time working on paying some bills for electronic resources like Constant Contact and Dear Reader.

I checked the ADP today.

I spent some time planning for the local history room.

I checked some of the books in the mezzanine.

I worked on some weeding lists for the nonfiction.


Web Bits



Secret Service's Ink Library's Helps Agent Foil Kidnappings, Counterfeiters

Cleveland Had 15 Carnegie Libraries See Them Then and Now


Monday, July 8, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/08/2019


Two young women writing and sewing in an interior at Hatton, Warwickshire,
Attributed to Granddaughters of Dr. Samuel Parr,  British


Daily Thoughts 07/08/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Build A Great Team One Year to Success.  I am reading about red flags and green flags in hiring.  Green flags are positive indicators for hiring.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read.

I checked some fiction books in the mezzanine.

I looked through the New York Times Book Review.

I checked ADP.

I am in the computer lab right now.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/07/2019


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Robert Anning Bell. Ex libris para Walter Raleigh, 1863-1933


Daily Thoughts 07/07/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Building A Great Team last night.  I am reading about what happens when you have a bad hire.

Web Bits



Library for Sale

'Mad Magazine' Is Effectively Shutting Down

Planting Seeds in the Library's Card Catalog

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/06/2019




















Gothic Library, 1859, Frederick Clarke Withers

Daily Thoughts 07/06/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Radical Kindness The Life Changing Power of Giving and Receiving by Angela C. Santomero.  This book about how to be kind to yourself and others.  It describes ways to listen, pay attention and be helpful to other people.  I think of it as a book on communication and being considerate.  There are a number of suggestions at the end of the book on how to be more considerate to others.

Web Bits



Librarians Play Pivotal Role In Keeping Students on Track, Helping Avoid The 'Summer Slide'

Merriam-Webster In the Age of Social Media

New LA Public Library Card Is A Work of Art

Library, Sheriff Unlock Literary Choices at Jail




Friday, July 5, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/05/2019

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Matthew Maty (1718-1776) Dutch physicians, biographer and librarian

Daily Thoughts 07/05/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Radical Kindness on the way to work.  I am reading about gratitude and active listening.

I checked the displays this morning.

I worked on checking some damaged material this morning.

A colleague worked on looking for missing items.

The Teen Games Hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Trustees room.

I checked the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list this morning.


Web Bits

Mixing Prose With Manga, Light Novels Attract North American Fans
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/80607-mixing-prose-with-manga-light-novels-attract-north-american-fans.html

Public Libraries Help Fill Social Services Gap
https://oklahoman.com/article/5635465/public-libraries-help-fill-social-services-gap

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/04/2019



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Elizaveta Martynova by F. Malyavin (1897)

Daily Thoughts 07/04/2019

I checked the library Facebook and Twitter this morning.

I read some more of Radical Kindness last night.  I am reading about how to mute criticism of other people.

Happy 4th of July.

Web Bits



Tariffs On Books From China Suspended

The Fight to Improve Publishing In Africa

Basic Literacy A Crucial Tool To Stem The School to Prison Pipeline

Warren Library Receives Book Shipment from Library of Congress



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/03/2019

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Niels-Frederik Schiottz-Jensen Reading lady.1894

Daily Thoughts 07/03/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Radical Kindness this morning on the way to work.  I am reading about self care.

I checked some damaged material this morning.

I also checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I looked through a copy of the Times Literary Supplement.

I spent some time checking oversize books this afternoon.

A colleague is working on analysis of what needs to be done for the local history room.

Web Bits


Effects of Illiteracy on Business

You Can Recycle Your Old TVs and Computers At These DC Libraries

Swedens Bokbaten is a Floating Library That Brings Books to Residents of Remote Islands

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/02/2019


Case (Inrō) with Design of Chinese Scholar Seated at Low Desk (obverse); Lady Using Brush (reverse), Japanese

Daily Thoughts 07/02/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Radical Kindness this morning.  Angelo C. Santomero considers Fred Rogers to be her mentor.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time checking the short stories and a missing items list.

I have a new person who reports to me.  I put his schedule into ADP this morning.  He worked with the Crochet Group today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We are also working a little bit on the Local History Room.

I proctored someone for an exam today.


Web Bits


Online Learning Is Here to Stay

Grand Jury: Santa Cruz Libraries Should Better Protect Patron Privacy

We Must Bring Libraries, Journalists and Technologists Together to Preserve Online News

Monday, July 1, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/01/2019

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Slightly cropped version of Harvard University Library Widener Reading Room, 1915

Daily Thoughts 07/01/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I started reading Radical Kindness The Life-Changing Powers of Giving and Receiving by Angela C. Santomero.  Angelo Santomero was the co-creator of the children's program Blues Clues.

I also saw a book which looked interesting, Libraries and Gardens Growing Together by Carrie Scott Banks and Cindie Mediavilla.

Web Bits


Jason Reynolds Challenges Librarians To Reimagine Their Role and More ALA Highlights

Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence to be On Display at the New York Public Library

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Library Gets first Historian-In-Residence

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/30/2019

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Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images.; Forms part of the Selects Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.; Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2011:124).; Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division., Public Domain

Daily Thoughts 06/30/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time going over issues surrounding weeding and mending books and other items.

I finished reading Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.  This is a combination of a self help book and a book on communication.  It motivates you to communicate better.  The focus is on dealing with anger, paying attention, and avoiding silence in communication.  The book focuses on some straightforward on how to do this.  I plan on rereading this book to better understand what is being suggested.

Web Bits



Any Ability Serving Adults With Disabilities

ALA Looks at “173 Days of Congress” And Whats Ahead ALA Annual 2019

Food For Thought Academic Libraries Are Fighting Campus Food Insecurity With Onsite Pantries

Arlington Public Library To Start Automatically Renewing Books






Saturday, June 29, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/29/2019

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In the gallery of reading room, Cong'l. Library Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print : platinum. 1900

Daily Thoughts 06/29/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I read some more of Crucial Conversations on the way to work.  I am reading about how to listen to people while they are angry or do not want want to talk to you.

I checked some damaged books this morning.

I also checked a list of missing books.

Web Bits


Discovered: Lord Byron’s Copy of Frankenstein Signed by Mary Shelley

Here’s How A Library Card Can Save You Over $500 Per Year

A Public Library Brings Opportunity to the Blind

Friday, June 28, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/28/2019


Writing Utensils, Ryusen, mid-Nineteenth Century

Daily Thoughts 06/28/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Crucial Conversations.  I am reading about how not to demonize people and how to stop creating negative stories.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I checked some of the damaged items in the collection.

I also spent some time checking for missing items.

I put in two orders for new books with New York State funds.

I worked on creating some weeding lists for staff.

Right now, I am at the public computers.

I checked the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

Web Bits


AAP Urges FTC to Scrutinize Dominant Online Platforms

ALA 2019: ALA Council Votes to Take E-book Issues to Public, Congress

As Kanopy's Popularity Grows, Can Your Library Continue to Afford It?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/27/2019

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Quido Mánes - Student (Reader), 1860

Daily Thoughts 06/27/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Crucial Conversations.  Part of this book is how to talk people when they are scared or angry.

I spent some more time on scheduling today.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I looked through two copies of Publishers Weekly and a copy of the New York Review of Books.

I checked for some missing items.  I also looked at some items that are damaged.

I checked out the book, Radical Kindness the Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving by Angela C. Santomero.

Web Bits


The Library Lifecycle

Library Opening New Interactive Walking Path


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/26/2019


A Scholar at the Lectern, Rembrandt, 1641

Daily Thoughts 06/26/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I started reading Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler.  This is a self help book focused on communication.

We had a staff meeting this morning.  We discussed a variety of employee issues and issues with the hiring process as well as negotiations between union and management.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent some time checking for damaged books.  I also checked for some items on a list of missing books.

I spent some time working on ADP.  I also spent some time discussing the local history room with a colleague.  There is quite a bit to discuss.

I also updated some scheduling in ADP.  I have to discuss new schedules with a clerk I am working with.

I also spent some time working on the Vision Grant from Humanities New York today.  We are talking with people about what they want for programs on the Harlem Renaissance in 2020.

Web Bits


Amazon Says It is Not A ‘Lawless’ Retail Platform As Charged by NYT

Santa Barbara Library to Contact International Space Station

Editorial: For The Sake of Kids and Neighborhoods: Open Libraries On Sunday (Chicago)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

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 Man Writing Letter and Woman Reading Letter, two paintings by Gabriël Metsu combined into a dyptich, Circa 1664-1666

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I checked some of the fiction titles in the mezzanine.  I generated a new weeding list using Evergreen which is our Integrated Library System.  I also spent some time looking for missing items with a list from Evergreen.  We have been working on making the collection cleaner and more orderly.  I spent some time looking at damaged materials as well.

I worked on some orders of new books.  I also read the latest copy of the New York Times Book Review.  I looked for material on science and art today for future orders.

I spent some time working on schedules.  I have to do some work with ADP.

Web Bits


DC Closes Vertigo Revamps Publishing Under Age Specific Labels

Dewey Decimal System Founder Expunged From Library Award Over Racism and Sexism

New York City's Public Libraries to End Film Streaming Through Kanopy

Monday, June 24, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/24/2019
















Woman In Pink Reclining on a Canape, Theodore LeBrun, 1819, French

Daily Thoughts 06/24/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Horse, The Wheel and Language How Bronze Age Riders From the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World by David W. Anthony at the laundromat.  A lot of the material in this book comes from archaeology from Russia and the Balkans which was not easily available until now.  Even though this book had a lot of academic material in it, I still found it fascinating.  There was a lot about the domestication of horses, how the wheel was first used for wagons, then chariots, as well as a lot on burial practices and customs.  This book is interesting from both a historical and archeological perspective.  There is also material on linguistics which adds to the content.  I found this well worth reading.

Web Bits


Celebrating Libraries = Strong Communities

Changing the Narrative

User-Centric Library Services

Yale Library To Display Copy of Declaration of Independence

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/23/2019

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Carnegie Library, Dallas, Texas (postcard, circa 1903-1907)

Daily Thoughts 06/23/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent a little time looking at advocacy and information sites for libraries.

I read some more of The Horse, The Wheel, and Language.  I am reading about the origins of two wheeled chariots.

Web Bits

Libraries Transform Campaign

From Awareness to Funding

Library Card Sign Up Month

Every Library

New York Library Association Advocacy







Saturday, June 22, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/22/2019

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Boston Public Library This file comes from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)

Daily Thoughts 06/22/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse, The Wheel, and Language last night.  I am enjoying the book.  It is a mix of archaeology and linguistics.

Web Bits



Hoopla Expanding to Offer Multiple Models

A New Lincoln Bible from a Mantel to a Presidential Library

ALA 2019: Thank You Archivists

Friday, June 21, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/21/2019

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Seated Scribe, Gentile Bellini, (1429-1507)

Daily Thoughts 06/21/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse, The Wheel, and Language.  I am reading about ancient migration patterns of people in Europe and Russia.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I also printed up a list of missing items to check for.

I spent some time looking over damaged items.

The kickoff for the Adult and Teen Summer Reading is today.

I read the latest Publishers Weekly Bestseller list and the New York Times Bestseller list.

I am signing up people for Adult and Teen summer reading this afternoon.

I have a list of missing items to check.


Web Bits


New Mural At Brooklyn Public Library Features 7 Children's Artits

The Story Behind New York Public Library's Forthcoming Art Piece

Why Susan Orlean Sees A Bright Future for Public Libraries

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/20/2019


Helluones Librorum, Joshua Kirby Baldrey, November 10, 1786

Daily Thoughts 06/20/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.  I find stoicism calming.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I read through four copies of Publishers Weekly.  I am working on some orders for next month.  I have a copy of the Ingram Advance to read for July.

We have the raffle tickets for the Adult Summer Reading kickoff tomorrow.

I spent some time checking books in the mezzanine.

Web Bits



America Has A Digital Skills Gap Libraries Can Help Fix It

The NYPL's New Bookmobile is A Moving, Portable Library

Translated Books Gain Visibilities in Libraries

Nerdy Jobs: Conjuring Books at the Most Magical Library in the World

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/19/2019

Two Chinese Scholars Practicing Calligraphy in Their Studio
Two Chinese Scholars Practicing Calligraphy in their Studio, Unidentified Artist Circa 1840.

Daily Thoughts 06/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse, Wheel, and Language.  I am reading about the idea of there being a homeland for a proto Indo-European language.

I also read a little bit more of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

I read some reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist today.

I checked the displays and the gift books today.

I spent some time working on scheduling on ADP.

We are getting ready for Adult and Teen Summer Reading on June 21, 2019.

I spent some time checking damaged material.

Web Bits

Hachette Book Group Changes Library E-book Terms

There is a New Crowdfunding Site for Libraries

Major Publishers Are Sabotaging the Public Library



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/18/2019

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Viejo leyendo un libro - Joaquín Agrasot, 1889

Daily Thoughts 06/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse, The Wheel and and Language on the way to work.  I am reading about the origin of the wheel.

I also read some more of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.  It is a good reminder about what you have control over in your life and not to worry about things which you cannot direct.\

I checked the displays.

I have an order to work on.  I also have a copy of Booklist to read.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

We have been getting ready for the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program which starts on June 21, 2019.

I met to discuss a vision grant focused on the Harlem Renaissance today.  We asked people from the Bullet Journaling class from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. if they would tell us what they would like for a Harlem Renaissance program.

I also set a date for the fundraiser and reading of Poor Joshua The Deshaney Case and Child Abuse in America by John R. Howard.  It will be on October 5 at 1:30 p.m.

The Crochet Group met today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  They brought in a crochet blanket with the words Juneteenth on it.

We also have a beginning Microsoft Word and a Fundamentals of Computers class tonight in the computer lab.



Web Bits


How Has the Internet Changed Book Culture?

A Library Thrives Quietly, In One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets




Monday, June 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/17/2019

The Quartier Latin: A Magazine Devoted to The Arts
Louis John Rhead, circa 1898-1899, The Quartier Latin A Magazine Devoted to the Arts

Daily Thoughts 06/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse The Wheel and Language on the way to work.  I also read some more of Meditations by Marculus Aurelius.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read as well as the Ingram Advance for July.

I put in an order for new books.

I have to go to the Community Development Block Grant meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. to present on a grant for computer equipment.

Web Bits



Hearings on Proposed Book Tariffs Start Today

Gay Themed Books Fuel Fight Over Free Speech at Small Town Library In Maine