Thursday, September 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2019

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Revolution of the Bookstore New Illustrated Collection at 20 centimes Didier & Méricant, editors, 1 rue du Pont de Lodi Street Sold here, 1897

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading History of Libraries in the Western World Compact Textbook Edition by Michael H. Harris.  The last part was on Latin American libraries.  This is an attempt at a complete survey of libraries throughout history.  It gives a fairly complete idea of what libraries are about historically.

I finished reading Particle Physics A Graphic Guide by Tom Whynite and Oliver Pugh. It is entertaining reading about physics particles.  I learned about quarks, muons, protons, and other particles.  There is also quite a bit about machinery for particle physics like cloud chambers and colliders.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I worked on shifting some mystery books this morning.

I spent some time checking books in the mezzanine.

There is a Microsoft Power Point 2019 class in the computer lab tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I read a copy of Booklist.

I also looked up some more science books.

Web Bits

Hopefully our contract will be ratified on Friday.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/18/2019

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Inspiration (1898)

Daily Thoughts 09/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read a little bit of Particle Physics A Graphic Guide by Tom Whyntie and Oliver Pugh.  The design is closer to a montage than a drawn graphic novel.  It mixes text, speech bubbles, photographs and images in a unique way.  I enjoy reading the Graphic Guide series.  They are well written and easy to understand.

I also read some more of The Atlas of Happiness.  Each chapter is a concept about happiness from a different country.  I read about Saudade from Brazil and Xingfu from China.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I was reading about special libraries in Europe.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time working on shifting books in the mysteries.

I checked the schedules in ADP for the people who report to me.

I put in some orders for new books.

I spent some time working on flyers and programming.

Web Bits


NYPL Project Reveals Nearly 75% of Books From 1924 to 1964 Are Likely In the Public Domain

Leonardo’s Library The World of the Renaissance Reader

Forbidden Books from Around the World in 2019




Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/17/2019

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Hans Sturzenegger - Hermann Hesse mit Panamahut, 1912

Daily Thoughts 09/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about Canadian libraries.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I shifted some books in the mystery section.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I am meeting with a person about a cloth dolls grant today at 11:00 a.m.  We discussed a cloth doll program.

I read a copy of Booklist as well as the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review.

I also worked on an order of science books.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class.

Web Bits



The Library’s That Also An Art Gallery

Baking Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card

Monday, September 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2019

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Sebastian Stosskopf, Still Life of Books and Rembrandt Engraving, 1631

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Histories of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about early university libraries in the United States like the first libraries at Yale and Harvard.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time shifting books in the mystery section.

I worked on an order of books on science.

I checked some of the nonfiction books in the mezzanine.

I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word 2019 class tonight in the computer lab.

Web Bits


Why Everyone Deserves Access to Ebooks

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2019

Peg for a Bookbinding
Peg for Bookbinding, 5th to 7th Century BC

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning In China: A Comparison of Fourth Century B.C. Chinese Education and Ancient Greece.  I learned some things about Chinese philosophy which made me want to read more about Confucius and Xunzi.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about small private collections of books in the American colonies.

I started reading The Art of Happiness.  It is focused on different national concepts of happiness like Gross National Happiness in Bhutan.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/14/2019

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Istvan Nagy, Newspaper Reader, 1920

Daily Thoughts 09/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning In China A Comparison of 4th Century B.C. Chinese Education with Ancient Greece.  I am reading a comparison between Plato's ideal of the philosopher king and Xunzi's ideal of the scholar ruler.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about the growth of libraries in Europe during the 18th century.  This is the period of the first national libraries.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time shifting books in the mysteries.

I also spent some time looking at new science books.

I checked the 300s in the mezzanine.

I checked out the book, The Atlas of Happiness The Global Secrets About How to be Happy by Helen Russell.

Web Bits



Libraries Open Up to Bee Keeping

Yale Searches for New University Librarian

White Red Architects Completes Members-Only Study Room in the British Library

Friday, September 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/13/2019

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Samuel Beckett by Reginald Gray, 1961

Daily Thoughts 09/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Jixia Academy And the Birth of Higher Learning in China last night.  I am reading about the ideal characteristics of a Chinese sage in the Confucian philosophy.

I also read some more of History of Libraries in the Western World.  I am reading about early monastic Christian libraries.

I spent some time working on grants this morning.  We are meeting with a foundation this morning.

We are starting to shift the books today.  I started in the mystery section.

We are also looking at moving and taking down some shelving so we can put in computers in the teen area.

I also spent some time checking books in the mezzanine.

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

Web Bits



Not Small Change: Honey Grove Library & Learning Center: Best Small Library in America

Libraries and Archivists Scanning Books That Are Secretly In the Public Domain

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/12/2019

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Scholar Fu Sheng Transmitting the Book of Documents, Du Jin, 15th to 16th Century.

Daily Thoughts 09/12/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

A colleague is going for training to teach citizenship classes.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking the 300s.

I did a little bit of desk cleaning.

We are going to start preparing for International Games Day on November 3rd through 9th.

Banned Books Week is on September 22nd through 28th.

I spent some time planning for the next 6 months worth of programming.

I checked the ADP scheduling software.

Donor Spotlight for International Games Week
https://games.ala.org/tag/donor-spotlight/


Web Bits



2020 Census Offers Opportunities for Library Involvement

Marvel and Scholastic Team Up To Bring New Stories to Young Readers

White Plains Library Plaza Renovations Create Inviting Space, More Greenery

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/11/2019

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Cover of a Writing Tablet, French, 1325-50

Daily Thoughts 09/11/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of the History of Libraries in the Western World Compact Textbook Edition by Michael H. Harris.  I am reading about Byzantine libraries.

I also read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning in China.  There are some comparisons between different Greek schools of philosophy and how they approached politics.

I checked the displays the gift books this morning.

I spent some time thinking about how to shift books in the main floor of the library.

I put in three orders for new books.  One of the orders included a biography of a comic book artist who used our library.


Web Bits


Update on Ebook Advocacy

Hollywood Library Converted to Emergency Shelter for Women

ALA Announces National Library Legislative Day to Be Held in May 2020

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/10/2019

Giorgione: The Three Philosophers
Three Philosophers, Giorgione, circa 1508 or 1509

Daily Thoughts 09/10/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked the displays and the gift books.

I have a copy of the New York Review Books, the Ingram Advance, and the New York Times Book Review to read.

I read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning in China.  The Jixia Academy was sponsored by the Qi rulers.  It was very much a tool for political philosophy and thinking.    In contrast, the Greek Academy was more focused on mathematics and philosophy.

I spent some time discussing programs.

I sent in the Arts Westchester grant yesterday.

I spent some time checking nonfiction books in the mezzanine.

Web Bits



Lost Languages Discovered In World’s Oldest Library

Amid Changes, Book Expo Limits Exhibit Hours to Two Days

7 Must See Dance Relics From New York Public Library’s Archives In Motion Exhibit

Monday, September 9, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/09/2019


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Julius Caesar on Horseback, Writing and Dictating Simultaneously to His Scribes. Painted by artist Jaques de Gheyn II (1565–1629).

Daily Thoughts 09/09/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Libraries of the Ancient World by Lionel Casson.  It is a short work of 177 pages with an index and notes.  There are some black and white illustrations.  It starts with clay tablets then moves to scrolls and final parchement codexes.  It is solid overview of how libraries developed.  The book ends with the middle ages.

Web Bits



Washington State Library Systems Collaborate to Help Local Voters

Great Things Can Happen If You Give a Kid a Library Card

Open Access Publishing is Focus In California Digital Library's Latest Project


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/08/2019

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Scholar Reading in Study, Dutch School, Circa 1680

Daily Thoughts 09/08/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Libraries in the Ancient World.  I read about private libraries during Roman times like the Villa of the Papyri.

I also read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning in China.  I am reading about the concept of the Hundred Schools of Thought in Chinese intellectual history.

Web Bits


New York Comic Con Reinvents Itself Again

The Experience at Local Libraries Has Changed-- It is Now More About People Than Books




Saturday, September 7, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/07/2019

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15th century Chinese scholar-physician, Japanese woodcut

Daily Thoughts 09/07/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I did a little bit of writing for a grant for a cloth dolls workshop at the Mount Vernon Public Library.

I also read some more of The Jixia Academy And the Birth of Higher Learning in China.  I am reading a comparison between the wandering scholars of ancient Greece and ancient China.

I also read some more of Libraries and the Ancient World.  I am reading about Aristotle's library which is the first large private library not associated with royalty.  There is also some material on the Library of Alexandria.

Web Bits



Checking Our Political Differences at the Door

Lafayette Clerk Bought Elaborate Book Collection Through Library Book Sales

How To Build A Library

Digital Economy Report 2019







Friday, September 6, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/06/2019

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Marie Dulebianca, Before 1919, Scholar With a Book

Daily Thoughts 09/06/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read To Clear Away the Shadows by David Drake last night.  It was a nice light read set in the The Republic of Cinnabar Navy Series.  The main character is a biologist.  Also, there is alien archaeology.  It was a fun read.

On the way to work, I read some more of  The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning in China.  There is very much a focus on political consulting by scholars in China to help the ruling elite.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month.

I spent some time checking the mezzanine after the big weeding project.  I made sure that all the books were put away.  I also checked some biography books and some fiction titles.

I wrote a brief report on the weeding project for the library on August 19th through August 23rd.

I also worked on a schedule for next month for programs.

I spent some time working on a grant for Arts Westchester.


Web Bits


School Librarian Jobs Face An Uncertain Future


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/05/2019

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Print of an engraving of the library in the west end of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle." The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. Men are looking at books and talking. Busts can be seen on the upper balcony

Daily Thoughts 09/05/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I finished reading The Library An Illustrated History by Stuart P. Murray.  The last portion is about libraries from around the world.  It gives a sense of the largest libraries.

I read some more of The Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning In China.  I am reading about the differences between Mohist and Confucian philosophy.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some more of the books in the mezzanine.

I reviewed some of the books being mended.

I am working on the final report for weeding for the week we were closed from August 19 through August 23rd.

Web Bits


This New $2.8 Million Center Helps the Library Get Materials To You On Time: PHOTOS

Library Displays Banned Books, Encourages People to Read Them

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/04/2019

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1909 Postcard of the Boston Public Library

Daily Thoughts 09/04/2019

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I checked the library Facebook and Twitter this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History on the way to work.

I spent some time checking books in the mezzanine.

I checked out the book To Clear Away the Shadows by David Drake which is military science fiction.

I have to check with some people about programming.

I worked on three orders of new books.

I looked through a copy of Publishers Weekly, the New York Times Book Review, and Bookpage. 

I talked with Gwen Jackson of the 3D Cloth Doll Club to ask her to work on a grant with me to teach doll making at the library.

I also worked on scheduling and programming for the library for next month.

Web Bits


In Case You Didn’t Know The Vatican Library Has Been Digitized and is Online

Historical Copyright Records and Transparency

I Spent a Night In A Library In Wales and You Can Too

2019 Library Design Showcase


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/03/2019


G.R. Barse, Romance, Library of Congress, 1896

Daily Thoughts 09/03/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History.  I am reading about the origins of the Library of Congress.  Thomas Jefferson sold his books to the Library of Congress.

The book, The Jixia Academy And the Birth of Higher Learning in China by Richard A. Hartnett came in for me to read.

I spent some time working on scheduling.

Web Bits


IFLA: Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining

The Hottest Ticket In Canada: A Noisy Library With Much More Than Books

Monday, September 2, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/02/2019


Daily Thoughts 09/02/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History.  I am reading about libraries in colonial America.

Web Bits



Maurice Sendak's Show-Stopping Art for Opera and Ballet

Oodi Helsinki Central Library/ALA Architects

On the Hunt for National Treasures With America' Archive Detective


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Daily Thoughts 09/01/2019

Future Luxury Harry Grant Dart 1911.jpgFuture Luxury, Harry Grant Dart, 1911 Life Magazine

Daily Thoughts 09/01/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this evening.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History.  I am reading about how books were beginning to be read by an educated middle class in the 17th century.

Web Bits


The Rise of Kitchen Tool Libraries Could Make Cooking More Accessible to All

A Biography of the American Public Library


Automation


Automation Could Wipe Out Almost Half of All Jobs In 20 Years



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/31/2019


John Fulleylove, Interior of the Bodleian Library, 1903

Daily Thoughts 08/31/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History.  I am reading about Sir Thomas Bodley and the Bodleian Library.

The computer lab was updated with Windows 2019 last week.


Friday, August 30, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/30/2019

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Lea Castle, View in the Library, Looking East, John Carter, Circa 1816

Daily Thoughts 08/30/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History by Stuart P. Murray.  I am reading about religious libraries focusing on Islam and Christianity.

Web Bits


California Grand Jury: Data Analytics Threaten Patron Privacy

Bibliotecha Calls Out Amazon for Meddling in Library E-book Market

Need A Cake Pan? Check Your Local Library?

How An AI Archive Platform Is Helping A Victorian Library Keep Up With Data

“If I Can Do It, So Can You,”: At DC Libraries, The Formerly Homeless Help Those Currently Struggling



Thursday, August 29, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/29/2019

Portrait of a Man, Possibly a Botanist
Portrait of a Man, Possibly A Botanist, 1641, Attributed to David Bailly

Daily Thoughts 08/29/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History by Stuart P. Murray.  I read about the Vatican Library and the medieval libraries of Timbuktu.

Web Bits


San Jose Public Library Tries to Score With New 49ers Card

Orange Libraries to Showcase Community Bookmarks Next Month

The Census Needs to Hire Half A Million People Here's How Libraries Can Help

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/28/2019

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Daily Thoughts 08/28/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated Hstory.  I am reading about renaissance libraries.

I watched Paper and Printing Episode 9 of Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World on Kanopy.

Web Bits


The Gift of a Public Library

Don't Take Your Library Card for Granted

How to Borrow and Read Ebooks from Your Library

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/27/2019

Hans Thoma - Sonntagsfrieden.jpgHans Thoma - Sonntagsfrieden, 1876

Daily Thoughts 08/27/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History.  I am reading about libraries in Asia.  There is quite a bit on wood block printing.

Web Bits


Library Con Live

I am Taking A Free Webinar on Thursday, August 29, 2019 on Political Advocacy for Libraries

What One Woman Learned Working at Every Library In San Francisco

Library of Congress Is Seeking 'Smart Devices' For the Blind and Visually Impaired


Monday, August 26, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/26/2019



Jusepe De Ribera, 17th century Spanish painting of Aristotle as beggar philosopher

Daily Thoughts 08/26/2019


I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Library An Illustrated History by Stuart P. Murray.  I am reading about medieval libraries.

Web Bits



Guy Lecharles Gonzalez Making Library Ebook Access Personal Panorama Project

A Publishing Factory Grows In Brooklyn

New Drive Up Book Drop at F.C. Library


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2019

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Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell, 1945

Daily Thoughts 08/25/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read The Library of Alexandria by Kelly Trumble on Hoopla.  It is about the people and inventions that were at the Library of Alexandria.

I also read Ancient Libraries by James Westfall Thompson.  It is about libraries through classical Rome.  It focuses on the early development of libraries in the west.

Web Bits


Could Public Reference Librarians Help Us Combat Digital Falsehoods?

Waukegan Library Honors Hometown Hero Ray Bradbury

What If Social Media Platforms Were More Like Libraries




Saturday, August 24, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2019


Clay Tablet, Precuneiform Writing, 4th Millenium BC

Daily Thoughts 08/24/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read a portion of Ancient Libraries by James Westfall Thompson.  There is a bit on the ancient library catalog at the Temple of Edfu in Egypt.  The catalog exists, but none of the papyrus documents exist. I also read some of The Library an Illustrated History by A.P. Murray.  There is information on the Library at Ebla which is from 2500 b.c. as well as the Royal Library at Ashurbanipal.  These are the first libraries.

Web Bits



When the Public Feared Library Books Could Spread Deadly Diseases

The Birth of The Information Age: How Paul Otlet's Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our Age

Age as a Factor In Programming

Friday, August 23, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/23/2019

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Summary account of silver for the governor written in Sumerian Cuneiform on a clay tablet. From Shuruppak or Abu Salabikh, Iraq, circa 2,500 BCE. British Museum, London. 

Daily Thoughts 08/23/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of  The Model Thinker last night.  I am reading about Shapley Values.  Shapley Values describe power inside groups.

I am planning on generating a list of duplicate copies in the library this morning.

We did more weeding today.  We also had a staff luncheon with pizza today.

We picked up afterwards to make sure everything was neat.  We are reopening to the public tomorrow.  It was a lot of work.

I am planning on ordering in the computer books, management books, finance books, and health books.  I looked through the September Ingram Advance.

Web Bits


Guest Commentary: Publisher's Decision to Limit Access to E-books Bad News for Library Patrons

5 Unexpected Items You Can Borrow At Chicago's New Tool Library

The Secret Desk at Orton Library




Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dialy Thoughts 08/22/2019

Jan Davidsz de Heem 001.jpgJan Davidsz de Heem, 2nd Quarter of the 17th Century 

Daily Thoughts 08/22/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


I read some more of The Model Thinker.  I am reading about linear logic.  I also read about how to weigh group decision making in terms of political power.

I spent a lot of time working on shelf lists today.

A lot of it was physical labor.  It has been fairly tiring.

I spent a little more time on scheduling.

Web Bits

Speeding Tickets Net $323K for Kalamazoo County Libraries

US Public Libraries Serve As Cooling Centers in Extreme Weather

Illinois Prison Bans Frederick Douglas's Memoir and Other “Racial” Books

Shh! No Hacking The Census In the Library

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/21/2019


Daily Thoughts 08/21/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked shelf lists for most of the day for items to discard.  In addition to checking for discards, we marked the items we could not find so we could delete records.

I distributed a variety of lists to different staff members for different areas of the library including the large print, mystery, romance, and portions of the mezzanine.

It was a lot of labor checking the books to make sure they were still relevant.  We did not just remove books because of the circulation, we also checked their condition, whether there was similar material, whether the material was still accurate because of age, whether there were duplicate copies, whether the content was primary source material, or high quality material.  It has been a challenging week.

I took a break and worked on scheduling as well as planned for some programming during September and October.

I also looked up some information on travel books and computer books for ordering.  I have a copy of the Ingram Advance to look at.

Web Bits



At This Maine Library, Internet Service Is Available In A Tent Out Front

Library Cards Unlock Access to Bikes, Benefiting Communities

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Daily Thoughts 08/20/2019

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Pierre Auguste Renoir, Le Lecon, 1906

Daily Thoughts 08/20/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this afternoon.


I put together a shelflist for the Large Print Books.

I spent some time checking books in the mezzanine.

We are working on a weeding project at the Mount Vernon Public Library.

I spent some time discussing weeding.

I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

Web Bits


Do Publishers Suddenly Hate Libraries

“Kindnes Goes A Long Way” Why Libraries Train Staff to Work With Society’s Struggles

From Bag End to Babel: Top 10 Libraries in Fiction