Monday, January 20, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/20/2020

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Poster, A Book Is Nothing But a Person Talking Publicly, 1920

Daily Thoughts 01/20/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Financially Forward by Alexa Von Tobel.  I am reading about saving and investing for retirement using online tools.

I also read some more of The Golden Thread.  I am reading about how they made viking longship sails out of wool.

Web Bits



The History and Debunking of Librarian Stereotypes

The Visual Language of Comic Books Can Improve Brain Function


Melbourne Library Bearing MLK's Name Strives to Live Up to Dream

Missouri Bill Proposes Library Review Boards, Removing “Inappropriate Sexual Materials.”





Sunday, January 19, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2020



Marbled End Paper From A Book Bound In England in 1847

Daily Thoughts 01/19/2020
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Financially Forward last night.  I was reading about how to organize your finances digitally.

I also read some of The Golden Thread How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St. Clair.  I read about the importance of linen to the ancient Egyptians.  Kassia St. Clair also wrote The Secret History of Color which was an excellent book.

Web Bits



Cooking at the Library

Columbus Library Data Breach May Have Been Caused by Phishing Link





Saturday, January 18, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/18/2020

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One of Meridian, Mississippi's public Carnegie libraries, which has now been remodelled into the Meridian Museum of Art.

Daily Thoughts 01/18/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of Financially Forward How To Use Today's Digital Tools To Learn More, Save Better, and Spend Smarter by Alexa Von Tobel, CFP.  I am reading about the tools of the gig economy.

Last night, I read the graphic novel for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  The artist who did it was Peter Kuper.  It was very atmospheric and dark.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I spent a little time checking the shelves in the biography section and in the mezzanine.

I also spent some time cleaning and organizing my desk.

There is an Acrylic Painting class this morning in the community room from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I plan on working on calendars for events and schedules.

Web Bits


Crosby Kemper On Becoming the Next Director of IMLS

At the Library of Congress, ‘Comic Art’ Offers An Appealing History of Comics

Friday, January 17, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2020

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Main Reading Room of the New York City Public Library on 5th Avenue ca, 1910-1920

Daily Thoughts 01/17/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about how environmentalism ties in with frugality.  Using less things is environmentally friendly.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I worked on some orders for new books.  I checked the New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. 

I also checked some biography books in the mezzanine.

I worked on some orders for electronic databases.

Web Bits


Civic Data Partnerships

Library Takes a “Lonely” Book Out and Gives It a Day It Will Never Forget


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2020

View of the Library, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire

View of the Library, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, Susan Alan Dashwood, 1886

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Wisdom of Frugality.  I am reading about how concepts of frugality interact with modern consumer society and economic prosperity.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time checking ADP.

There are three programs this afternoon.  K. Samuel Murray is doing a discussion on financial literacy for teens and adults.  He wrote a children's book called Bank Magic Financial Literacy for Young People. This is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There is also a Bullet Journaling Workshop from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a book club from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the computer lab we have a class on Smart Phones from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Committee for Community Based Organizations for the Census is meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the community room.

Web Bits



Meet ALA's New Executive Director

Reading Through The Ages Generational Reading Survey

Orbit Books Tosses 500,000 Copies to Its Witcher Fans

How Can Libraries Help the Census

Cleveland Public Library Criticized for Message On Union Dispute