Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Daily Thoughts 07/08/2020

Daily Thoughts 07/08/2020

I checked the library Twitter and the Facebook group.  I also checked my LinkedIn.

I finished reading How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi on the subway to work.  It was worth reading.  The content is very self reflective and personal.  It focuses on internal change and eliminating internal hatred towards of different races and classes.  At the same time it  outwardly focuses on policy changes which affect how people are treated.  There is a lot of history in the book about the origins and consequences of racism.  I found it to be quite revealing.  It aims for people to help eliminate racism from their internal dialogues.  This includes unconscious racism.

I have been thinking it is time for me to try something else with a new blog.  I am going to look at other platforms and focus a little more on things outside of work.  I think I need a change.  I will wind down by the end of the week and find a different place.


Start over at the beginning.

I decided today, 07/09/2020 would be the ending for this blog.  It is time to try something else.

Web Bits

How To Make The Most of Zoom For Every Kind of Event

Hunger Is On the Rise During Covid 19- Here's What Libraries Are Doing to Help

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Daily Thoughts 07/07/2020

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Auguste Rodin, Bust of Victor Hugo, 1883

Daily Thoughts 07/07/2020

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

I read some more of How to Be An Antiracist on the way to work.  I am reading about the disparities in funding between traditionally black colleges and other colleges.  Ibram X. Kendi is making the argument that funding is more important than integration in determining the success of schools.

There was a staff meeting today.  We were discussing protective measures in the building against Covid 19.

I did a little more work with social media.  I read through several copies of Booklist.

I also worked on my monthly report for June.

Web Bits

The Case for E-galleys

Monday, July 6, 2020

Daily Thoughts 07/06/2020

Allegory of Music
Allegory of Music, Laurent de Hyra, 1649

Daily Thoughts 07/06/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook group this morning.  I also checked my LinkedIn.

I read some more of How to be an Antiracist.  I am reading about the intersection of race and class in black America and how racism affects this intersection.

I checked the displays.

I am working on the desk for curbside pickup.

I also spent some time working on ADP for scheduling.

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

I also looked through the New York Times Bestseller and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists.

Web Bits

Free Showers Return to San Luis Obispo Library for Community Members in Need

Perils of a Librarian

Repurpose Current Library Space

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Daily Thoughts 07/05/2020

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A beauty reading by Utagawa Kunisada, Between 1815 and 1841

Daily Thoughts 07/05/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook group.  I also checked LinkedIn.

I read some more of How to be An Antiracist.  I am reading about black culture, hip hop, and fasion.

Web Bits

Hong Kong Security Law: Pro-Democracy Books Pulled from Libraries

UK Libraries Are Set to Reopen But Not As We Know Them