Monday, May 20, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/20/2019


Daily Thoughts 05/20/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about how incentives can be restructured so people do a better job at work.

I checked the fiction books in the mezzanine.

I also read the latest New York Times Book Review.

I put in two orders of books.

Web Bits


The Relationship Between Low Literacy and Incarceration

Why the New York Public Library has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2019


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Stanton MacDonald Wright, 1914, S S Van Dine

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2019


I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Loonshots. I am reading about how DARPA creates an environment of innovation.

I started reading Aristotle's Way How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall. This book is focused on happiness.

Web Bits

Living By the Pen: British Library Explores History of Writing

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/18/2019


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A man with "fake news" rushing to the printing press. Frederick Burr Opper, 1894

Daily Thoughts 05/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I rested on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time working on library statistics.

I checked the mezzanine.

I discussed the classes for next month for computers.

Web Bits


Inside the Sorted Library Hidden in a Dumbo Coworking Space
https://untappedcities.com/2019/05/17/inside-the-sorted-library-hidden-in-a-dumbo-co-working-space/

Friday, May 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

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Scribe Statue of Min-Nakht, Circa 1500 to 1450 B.C., New Kingdom, Egypt

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

The elevator is up and running at the library.

I read some more of Loonshots last night.  I am reading about how statistics are used to track terror groups online.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking the 300s on the main floor.

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

I spent some time at the public computers.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

I am going to the VIP Librarians Cocktail Reception at Book Expo America on Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Web Bits


The Library of Congress' Cat Photos are Strange, Glorious and Free to Use

Book Expo's Librarians Lounge 2019: Sweet Summer Reads Courtesy of Penguin Random House Adult Library Marketing

Exhibit Helps Chart History of Apollo 11 Mission

How to Visit the Library of Congress in Our Nations Capital

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/16/2019

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Harpers, March 1896, Edward Penfeld

Daily Thoughts 05/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Loonshots last night.  I am reading about phase transitions.  A good example of this is when there are sudden traffic jams.

I checked the gifts and the displays this morning.

I spent some time checking the 900s and the fiction in the mezzanine.

I worked on an order of new books from Rainbow Books.

I spent some time in the computer lab.

There is a class on Email with Gmail in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I checked out How To Invent Everything A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North.  This is the second time I am reading this.

Web Bits

Were the Egyptians the First Scribes?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/235724.stm


Third Barbershop Reading Library Will Be Installed in Corpus Christi

Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing Libraries

Oakland Art Library Shares Creativity By Letting Patrons Take Artwork Home

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/15/2019


Daily Thoughts 05/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading criticism of the concept of the "invisible hand" in economics.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking the biography in the mezzanine.

I spent some time checking the 200s on the main floor.  I also checked the fiction in the mezzanine.

I read through a copy of the Times Literary Supplement.

I attended the Community Development Block Grant meeting for 2019 at city hall in Mount Vernon at 5:00 p.m.
 

Web Bits


Book Expo 2019: Children’s Galleys to Grab

Diversity and Inclusion: More Than Books on the Shelves

In Iraq, academics restock Mosul’s barren bookshelves

Stop Summer Slide With Library Reading Programs

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/14/2019

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Cover of Life magazine for June 20, 1907. A woman in an orange shawl reading a book, looking at viewer.

Daily Thoughts 05/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


I rested on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I did a little work with grants.

I checked some of the fiction in the mezzanine.

I am looking at a book called Aristotle's Way How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall.

I worked on two orders for new books.

I checked through the latest Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review.

I finished writing my monthly report for the department.

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

Web Bits


What Might the AI Powered Corporate Library of the Future Look Like

The Huntington Library Rose Garden

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/13/2019


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Scribe Statuette, Egypt 332-330 B.C.

Daily Thoughts 05/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about Xerox PARC where many computer innovations were created.  Xerox failed to capitalize on the innovations and other companies adopted the new technology.

I also read some more of Build A Great Team.  I am reading about writing job descriptions.

Web Bits


Book Expo 2019: Third Times's The Charm?

The Popular Peregrine Falcons Atop Evanston Library Are Sitting on 4 Eggs: 'They're Our Local Treasure'

Veterans: The Library of Congress Wants to Hear Your Story

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/12/2019


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Daily Thoughts 05/12/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I looked at a variety of companies listed in the book, Space 2.0 written by Rod Pyle.  I even sent an email to Rod Pyle.  He suggested that I follow the venture capital firm Space Angels which I have started doing. https://www.spaceangels.com/

I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about Steve Jobs return to Apple computers.

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

Web Bits


B & T to Close Its Retail Wholesale Business

Measuring Diversity in the Collection

Library of Congress Digitizes Taiwanese Watercolors, Rare Chinese Texts

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/11/2019


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Corinth Sonntagsfrieden, Lovis Corinth, 1887

Daily Thoughts 05/11/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about Edwin Land the founder of Polaroid and why Polaroid ultimately failed by creating a product that was too high quality and expensive for the market.

I read some more of Build A Great Team on the way home.  I am reading about culture in the workplace.

Web Bits


“Peak Library”: Approaching or Avoidable

Rage Programming: Anger as Program Inspiration

Why IT and the Library Should Work Together

Friday, May 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 05/10/2019

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Reconstructed view of Acropolis of Pergamon by Friedrich Thierch - 1882.

Daily Thoughts 05/10/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


I read some more of Loonshots.  I am reading about innovation based on products versus innovation based on strategy.  There is a lot on Pan Am airlines.

I also read some more of Build A Great Team.  I am reading about team culture and assumptions about how a library should be run.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked the 800s, 900s, and fiction in the mezzanine.

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

Web Bits


This Cincinnati Library Is Lending Help to the Homeless

At 100, A Nashville Library Stands As A Symbol of Hope and Endurance

Operation Paperback
 
How Reverse Copyright Filled the Library of Alexandria
https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2018/08/07/reverse-copyright-and-the-library-of-alexandria/