Thursday, January 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2019

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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Dreams, 1896

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about getting permission to put people on newsletters and email lists.

I also read some more of Mind Hacking.  I am reading about how imagining positive outcomes can help you make better decisions.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I handed out some bookmarks for the Givegab campaign. https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I checked some fiction books in the mezzanine.

I also worked a little bit on creating some nonfiction lists for the children's room.

I spent some time checking the 500s today.

I put in some orders  for new books.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2019

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Yehuda Pen, 1925, Reading the Newspaper

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

We have our new computers up in the public computer area.

I read some of Mind Hacking on the way to work.  I read about concentration exercises, paying attention, reducing distraction, and different ways to better pay attention to your thoughts.

I also read a little bit more of This Is Marketing.  I read about status and planning.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I checked some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

I discussed programming with a colleague as well as our schedule for the month as well as the next six months.

I also spent some time looking at the 500s.

I handed out some more bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

Web Bits


Census Resources for Librareis

Beinecke Library Exhibition Invites Bibliomaniacs to Go Mad for Books

Moscow’s Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2019

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Emanuel Phillips Fox, Nasturtiums, 1912

Daily Thoughts 01/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about how people create a consistent internal narrative.

I finished reading The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair.  This is an art book focused on all the different colors.  There is a lot about paint pigments and sumptuary laws.  Sumptuary laws are laws about what kind of colors people could wear based on their social class.  Some of the entries were quite entertaining, I especially liked the section on Absinthe green and Woad blue.  The book is arranged first by color, then by individual shades of color.  There are notes and an index.

I started reading Mind Hacking How To Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days by Sir John Hargrave.  The entire contents of the book are copyleft and available online for free.  https://www.mindhacki.ng/content/

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

The computer technicians are replacing our public computers on the main floor of the library right now.  The computer lab is open right now.

I handed out some more bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I spent some time checking the fiction books in the mezzanine.  I also started checking the 500s.  I checked for duplicate romance paperbacks as well.

I worked on some orders for new books.

I read a copy of Booklist.  I also read the latest of Library Journal.

The Crochet Group met today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and I stopped by and handed out bookmarks for the Givegab campaign.

There is a Bank Magic program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the community room tonight for adults.  K. Samuel Murray who is an account wrote two books.  Bank Magic and Top 12 Tax Deductions You Might Have Missed: Tax Tips for People Who Do Their Own Federal Taxes.

We also have our computer class tonight for Fundamentals of Computers and Beginning Microsoft Word 2013.  Ardith Jobson is the instructor.

Web Bits


A New Vision for Houghton Library

San Francisco City Officials Consider Eliminating Fines for Late Library Books

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2019

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Romania, Van Gogh, 2003

Daily Thoughts 01/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I read some more of The Secret Lives of Color on the way to work.  I am reading about blue.

I also read some more of This Is Marketing.  I am reading about storytelling.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

The batteries came in for the Rokit Smart class on Friday.

I spent some time at the public computers.  They are putting in new computers tomorrow.

I read the latest copy of the New York Times Book Review.

Web Bits


The Hunt for Nazi Loot Still Siting on Library Shelves



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/13/2019

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Theodore Robinson, Self Portrait, Between 1884 and 1887

Daily Thoughts 01/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I posted about our Givegab campaign
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I finished reading Soft Power The Means to Success In World Politics by Joseph S. Nye, Jr..  This is a book about diplomacy, culture, and politics.  It is about spreading positive ideas about the United States around the world.  It is a counter to the hard politics.  Joseph S. Nye, Jr. argues that the United States needs to build strong alliances, make itself look good in the world, and be economically strong to counter terrorism and other threats.  He describes how it is no longer possible to secure what we want by military strength alone.

I also read some more of The Secret Lives of Color.  I read about the color purple and its different shades.  Purple is considered the color of royalty.

Web Bits


Libraries Are Valuable Assets

The Vandals Destroying Libraries Should Have the Book Thrown at Them

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/12/2019

Scribner's: Mid-Summer Fiction Number, August, Bernhardt Wall (American, 1872–1956), Lithograph
Scribner's For August, Mid-Summer Fiction Number, Bernhardt Wall, 1903

Daily Thoughts 01/12/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Soft Power.  I am reading about services like the Voice of America radio station and propaganda.

I read some more of The Secret Lives of Color.  I read about different shades of red.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I distributed some more bookmarks for the Givegab campaign and got a few more donations.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I checked some fiction books in the mezzanine. I also am looking at the science and medicine sections which need to be reviewed.

Web Bits 

Kurt Vonnegut’s Unpublished World War II Scrapbook Reveals Origins of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’
Read more: 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/11/2019

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Lady reading, illustration for The Savoy magazine, volume 3, London, 1896, Andrew K. Womrath

Daily Thoughts 01/11/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of This is Marketing.  I am reading about how worldviews can be used as a marketing tool.

I also read some more of Soft Power.  I am reading about how Europe and the United States compete through culture, education, and diplomacy.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I checked some of the biographies in the mezzanine.

I read the latest copy of the Ingram Advance.  I also read the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

I registered for the online class Equity in Action.
https://www.libraryjournal.com/?event=equity-in-action-feb-2019


Web Bits


Library Hub Encourages, Educates Local Entrepreneurs

Get That Grant

Is Marie Kondo Wrong About Books?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/10/2018


Daniel Schultz the Younger, Johannes Hevelius, Astronomer, 1677

Daily Thoughts 01/10/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some of Soft Power.  This is political power that comes from diplomacy, economics, trade, culture, and other non-military sources.

I read some more of The Secret Lives of Color on the way to work.  I am reading about the color orange.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked duplication in parts of the collection.  I also looked over some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

I got another donation for the Givegab campaign today.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I placed an interlibrary loan for the book Comic Book Collections and Programming A Practical Guide for Librarians by Matthew Z. Wood.

I finished my monthly report with statistics today.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/09/2019

The grammar of ornament, Owen Jones (British, London 1809รข€“1874 London)
The Grammar of Ornament, Owen Jones, 1856

Daily Thoughts 01/09/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Secret Lives of Color on the way to color.  I read a little bit about The Yellow Book which featured Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

I read a little bit of Seth Godin's new book This Is Marketing on the way to work.  He argues that people make emotional decisions based on the stories they hear.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time checking for duplicates.  I also checked some of the fiction books in the mezzanine.

We got a donation for the Givegab campaign today.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I checked out the book, Soft Power, The Means to Succeed in World Politics by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

There is an Advanced Excel Course from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

I changed the displays.  This month is Financial Wellness month.

Web Bits



The History of Brooklyn Libraries, Carnegie, and Cardboard Models

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/08/2019

Scarab Inscribed with Hieroglyphs
Scarab Inscribed with Hieroglyphs, 1750-1670 B.C.

Daily Thoughts 01/08/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


I read some more of Capitalism In America A History.  I am reading about the fall of Lehman Brothers and the recent financial crisis.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

We had a staff meeting this morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the community room.

I spent some time checking the fiction books in the mezzanine.  I also spent some time checking duplicates duplicates on the main floor adult area.

I got a rejection letter for the Givegab campaign.  It means that people are paying attention.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

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

I spent some time working on orders for new books.

Web Bits



Wondering Where Publishing Is Headed? Ask Its Future Leaders.

Providing Social Services Resources in a Library Setting

Library Books Now Automatically Renew in RI



Monday, January 7, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/07/2018




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There is a small image that appears on the cover page of each volume of The Novels and Tales of Henry James (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907–1909).

Daily Thoughts 01/07/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I am hoping to attend the Urban Librarians Unite conference on April 12, 2019

https://www.urbanlibrariansconference.org/

I spent a little more time on Givegab today.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I finished listening to The Little Book of Hygge Danish Secrets to Happy Living written and read by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen.  This was a very comforting book.  It was about every day happiness and joy.  It was a reminder of the importance of home, friends, neighbors, and family.  The audiobook had a cozy feeling to it.

I read some more of Capitalism In America a History.  I am reading about Silicon Valley and the importance of Stanford University in its creation.

I also read some more of The Secret Lives of Color.  I read about silver, ivory, and beige all shades of white.

Web Bits

Leetonia Community Public Library Becomes Passport Agency


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Daily Thoughts 01/06/2019

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Reading A Love Letter, 1711, Torii, Kiyomasu, -1716, artist

Daily Thoughts 01/06/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time contacting people through LinkedIn for the Givegab campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I read some of The Secret Lives of Color.  I am reading about the history of white pigment in painting.  The first white pigment produced for painting in 2000 b.c. was lead based and poisonous.

I also read some of Capitalism in America A History.  I am reading about globalism versus protectionism in America.

I checked the purchase alerts for holds as well.


Web Bits




How is the New York Public Library Preserving Its Famed Lion Statues?

Original Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien Are Coming to New York's Morgan  Library

How Chicago Public Library is Bringing Story Time to the Laundromat