Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 04/17/2019

Models of Paper Folding (Origata tehon)
Models of Paper Folding, (Origata Tehon), 1697, Japan

Daily Thoughts 04/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Map of Knowledge.  I am reading about Cordoba in Iberia which was another center of Muslim learning under the Ummeyah.  They were rivals to the Abbasid dynasty in Baghdad.

I also read some more of The Body Keeps the Score.  I am reading about yoga and how it helps people work with trauma.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time checking the fiction in the mezzanine.

I worked on two orders for new books.

I spent some time discussing a grant which we are receiving from the Community Development Block Grant.

I also talked to some people about programming.

I looked through three copies of Publishers Weekly and the latest copy of the Ingram Advance.

Web Bits


Celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month 2019

Why Doctors and Librarians Make Great Partners

Long Lost Kafka Books Could Emerge After Messy Legal Battle

Public Library to Deploy Fleet of Bookmobiles for the First Time Since the '80s


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 04/16/2019

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La Roche Guyon, Theodore Robinson, circa 1891, Brooklyn Museum

Daily Thoughts 04/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Map of Knowledge.  I am reading about Galen, the famous Roman physician.

I also read some more of The Body Keeps the Score.  I am reading about the limits of language in the expression of trauma.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I put some books to be added to the collection aside.  There are several books from The Last Interview series by Melville House.  I am also planning on reading the book, How to Do Nothing Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell which is also by Melville House.

I also did a little work with programming.

I have a variety of magazines to read including the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Latest Ingram Advance.

There are several advanced reading copies which I put in the staff room from the Urban Librarians Unite conference.

I finished writing my monthly report.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers class and a Beginning Microsoft Word 2013 class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Web Bits



Top Ten (Eleven) Challenged Books Announced

You Can Now Help Search for David Copperfield's Secrets on the Moon

8 Presidential Libraries Every History Buff Should Visit

Monday, April 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 04/15/2019

Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art bookplate
Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bookplate, Edwin Davis French, 1895

Daily Thoughts 04/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Body Keeps Score.  I am reading about how Helen Keller first learned to communicate.

I also read some more of The Map of Knowledge.  I am reading about early categorizations of knowledge.


Web Bits


The Netflix Literary Connection

How Libraries Help Authors Boost Book Sales

Library Now Offering Loaner Fishing Gear

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 04/14/2019

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The House of Wisdom (Bayt - Al - Hikma) 2016
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Daily Thoughts 04/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Body Keeps The Score.  I am reading about how language and talking about trauma changes people.  The book covers all kinds of trauma including things like automobile accidents and large scale incidents like the World Trade Center on 09/11.

I also read a little bit more of The Map of Knowledge.  I am reading about The Elements by Euclid.

I checked the purchase alerts tonight.

Web Bits



Going Against the Decluttering Craze: The Book Hoarders Who Defy Marie Kondo

The St. Louis Public Library Can Help You Create a Nonprofit

State Museum to Loan 'Randolph Mammoth' Replica to Local Library

Alison Bechdel: A Life in Books


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Daily Thoughts 04/13/2019

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George Reimer, Librarian, 1850

Daily Thoughts 04/13/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Body Keeps the Score last night.  I am reading about mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy in the context of trauma.

Web Bits



Banned Book Coalition Debuts 2019 Anti-Censorship Plan

What e-books at the Library Mean for Your Privacy