Friday, May 29, 2020

Daily Thoughts 05/29/2020

Daily Thoughts 05/29/2020

I checked the library Twitter and the library Facebook Group as well as linkedIn.

I spent some time working on the IMLS CARES Act grant this morning.

I also worked on an order of bestsellers from the New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists.

We are doing a presentation on Overdrive and Libby today for e-books at 4:00 p.m.

Web Bits

Virtual Library Programs Abound During Pandemic

Virtual Gardening Programs Offered Through Library

NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab and Go Book Pickup Service

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Daily Thoughts 05/28/2020

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Tax Collectors In Their Office, 16th century or later.

Daily Thoughts 05/28/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook Group. I also checked my LinkedIn account.

I read some more of Braiding Sweetgrass.  I read some more about maple sugar and sweet grass.

I did a little more work with the IMLS CARES Act grant this morning.

I watched a webinar on Facebook communities created by Facebook.  It went over some of the most important features of Facebook groups.

I am still focused on the census.

I read some of The Half That's Never Been Told by Doctor Dread.  It is about reggae music.

I also watched the documentary, The First Rasta about Leonard Percival Howell on Kanopy last night.  I found it to be both interesting and relaxing.

Web Bits

Census at NYPL New York Public Library

The Invisible Poems Hidden In One of the World's Oldest Libraries

Ralls County Library Summer Reading Goes Online

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Daily Thoughts 05/27/2020

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An Election III, the Polling by William Hogarth, 1754-1755

Daily Thoughts 05/27/2020

checked the library Twitter and Facebook Group. I also checked my Linked In page.

I read the Batman Ninja Turtles Crossover III written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Freddie E. Williams II and Kevin Eastman. It was a lot of fun to read with plenty of cliches and ninja, joker, and robot action. It featured a wide variety of villains including Krang, the Joker, and Shredder. The joker had a ninja touch to him which was a bit silly. The action was dynamically drawn. The color popped. This graphic novel was worth reading.

I am working on the IMLS Cares Act Grant for libraries. I have most of the Narrative figured out. The time table should flow from the narrative. Then I should be able to write the descriptions of the people I will need for the grant as well as attach resumes. I intend to invite some people in the community to work on this with me.

I posted about the census.

I am going to the Virtual Library Journal Day of Dialog tomorrow on Thursday May 28, 2020.

The CSEA Endorses Lauren Raysor For MVPL Trustee
Both Lauren Raysor and Andrea Fobbs are supported by the union.

Web Bits 

What the HEROES Act Would Mean for Libraries

How To Look Better on Zoom and Other Video Calling Apps

Idea of City Hall in Library Advances

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Daily Thoughts 05/26/2020

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Thomas Webster, Sunday Evening, 19th Century

Daily Thoughts 05/26/2020

I checked the library Twitter and my personal Linked In today.

I spent a little time looking up business information for the census.

I met today with the Complete Count Committee for the Census for the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

I discussed a grant today.  I have an outline to follow for the grant.

I placed Braiding Sweetgrass on hold again.  I have to wait to read more of it as an e-book.  It came in this evening and I read another chapter.  I am reading about baskets and trees.

Web Bits

Storycorps Partners With Libraries to Keep Communities Connected

The Movement Towards Equity

National Guard Rescues Books In Midland Library

Monday, May 25, 2020

Daily Thoughts 05/25/2020

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Izsak Perlmutter, Reading Girl, 1926

Daily Thoughts 05/25/2020

I checked the library Twitter, the library Facebook Group, and a few other places like Nextdoor.

I read some more of Braiding Sweetgrass.  The sentiment of the book is very pleasant.  The author writes about family, country life, and living on the earth.  I read about the Onondaga Native American pledge and three sisters, corn, squash, and beans.  I find reading this book calming.

I prepared a little more for my presentation on the Overdrive e-book platform next Friday.

I spent a little more time on the IMLS CARES Act.

Web Bits

Comics for A Mobile Generation

Lessons On Working From Home

Libraries Will Quarantine Books 10 Days to Protect Readers