Monday, February 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 02/18/2019


The Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry, Yosa Buson, 1799, Edo Period, Japan


Daily Thoughts 02/18/2019

Happy Presidents Day.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this afternoon.

I checked the purchase alerts for items on hold.

I read some more of The Astronaut Maker.  I am reading about George Abbey's training as a fighter pilot and his work on the  Dyna-Soar project.

I read some of Saving Community Journalism.  I am reading about a combined digital and print strategy for newspapers.

I read some more of Personal Finance After 50.  I am reading about Medicaid.

I placed a hold on the book,  Build A Great Team: One Year to Success! By Catherine Hakala-Ausperk.  She was one of the teachers for my CPLA certificate.

Web Bits


New York Public Library Offers Public Viewing of Its 800,000 Maps

'Why Have a Large Library and Not Use It?' By the Book, Janet Malcolm

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2019

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John Muir by Orlando Rouland, 1917. Oil on canvas

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of The Astronaut Maker last evening.  George Abbey was an avid sport enthusiast and a graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy.

I also read some more of Personal Finance After 50.  I learned that professionals cannot work more than 15 hours a week if they are retired without losing some benefits from social security.

In addition I read some more of Saving Community Journalism.  I am reading about how younger readers are becoming attracted to mobile versions of community newspapers.

Web Bits



The Value of Owning More Books Than You Can Read

New Mexico Library Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Lost Art of Books

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2019

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P.S. Krøyer - Roses. Marie Krøyer seated in the deckchair in the garden by Mrs Bendsen's house, 1893

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Personal Finance After 50.  I am reading about Social Security.

I also read some more of Saving Community Journalism.  I am reading about how the internet changed journalism.

I relaxed this morning.

Web Bits


A Tale of a Frustrated Library Patron

The Library of Mistakes

Friday, February 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2019

Thomas Jefferson Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1898 - Howard Pyle
Thomas Jefferson Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1898, Howard Pyle

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Saving Community Journalism on the way to work.  I am reading about how the internet requires a change in strategy for small local newspapers to survive.

I also read some more of Personal Finance After 50.  I am reading about Social Security right now.

I am going to Evergreen Catalog training this morning for reports.  Evergreen is open source software.  It is a new system mainly used in the Pacific Northwest for library catalogs.  It is an open source software platform.  https://evergreen-ils.org/

I spent some time checking the fiction in the mezzanine.

I put in some orders for new books today.

I also did some scheduling for next month.

I checked out the book, The Astronaut Maker How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Space Flight for a Generation by Michael Cassutt.

I also put in requests to attend the Urban Librarians Unite conference on April 12, 2019 and Book Expo America on May 29 through May 31st, 2019.


Web Bits


Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

Taxing District Has Fueled Library’s Growth

Some People go to Vegas to Gamble Others to Buy Really Rare Books

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2019

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Walter Frederick Osborne's 1889 "The Dublin Streets; a vendor of Books" in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I finished reading Draw Your Day An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal by Samantha Dion Baker.  I liked this book.  The illustrations were excellent.  The last part covered things like collage, drawing people and animals, and weather.  This is an enjoyable book to read.  I found it in some ways like a slice of life graphic novel.  I think it will add to peoples daily journaling practice.

I also read some more of Personal Finance after 50.  A lot of this book contains practical every day advice for managing your rent or house payments, phone bills, utilities, and grocery shopping.  It also describes how maintaining your health is financially sound.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I did some work checking the 600s.

There is Evergreen Training today in the community room for the new catalog.  It is starting at 2:00 p.m.  I cannot go today.  I am covering the computer lab for the next three hours.

There is a Beginning Internet class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

Web Bits



Build Your Library's Influence In the Community With Power Mapping

Un-American Books In American Classrooms