Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/18/2019


Daily Thoughts 06/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse, The Wheel and and Language on the way to work.  I am reading about the origin of the wheel.

I also read some more of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.  It is a good reminder about what you have control over in your life and not to worry about things which you cannot direct.\

I checked the displays.

I have an order to work on.  I also have a copy of Booklist to read.

Web Bits

How Has the Internet Changed Book Culture?

A Library Thrives Quietly, In One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets




Monday, June 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/17/2019

The Quartier Latin: A Magazine Devoted to The Arts
Louis John Rhead, circa 1898-1899, The Quartier Latin A Magazine Devoted to the Arts

Daily Thoughts 06/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Horse The Wheel and Language on the way to work.  I also read some more of Meditations by Marculus Aurelius.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read as well as the Ingram Advance for July.

I put in an order for new books.

I have to go to the Community Development Block Grant meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. to present on a grant for computer equipment.

Web Bits



Hearings on Proposed Book Tariffs Start Today

Gay Themed Books Fuel Fight Over Free Speech at Small Town Library In Maine


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/16/2019

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Portrait of a Gentleman In His Study, Lorenzo Lotto, 1527

Daily Thoughts 06/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of The Horse The Wheel And Language How Bronze Age Riders From the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World by David W. Anthony.  The book starts with a discussion of the origin of Indo-European languages.

I also read a little bit more of Outer Order Inner Calm.  I am reading about different things that you can do to make organizing easier.

In addition, I read a little bit more of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.  It makes me want to read Seneca who is another stoic philosophy.

I looked at something called Educode today which is a basic coding class done online.
https://educode.org/library?d=1560730363537

Web Bits


More Libraries Hiring Social Workers To Address Homelessnes, Employment Challenges

Summer Reading Program Leads to Improved Literacy in the Community

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/15/2019

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Isaac Israels, Girl Reading on a Divan, 1920

Daily Thoughts 06/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Marcus Aurelius Meditations on the way to work.  I find it very calming because part of it is about equanimity.

I also read a little bit more of Outer Order Inner Calm.  I am reading about how to acquire less.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time checking damaged material.  I also checked some fiction books in the mezzanine.

I worked on an order of new books.  We are almost done with the budget for the year.

I spent a little time working on material for grants.  I am going to be going to the Community Development Block Grant meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

I worked on scheduling in ADP today.

Web Bits


Mental Wellness

Sustainability Next, Do These 5 Things

How Librarians Kindle Creative Sparks In Young Writers

How The New York Public Library Brought Novels to Instagram With Unexpectedly Huge Results

 



Friday, June 14, 2019

Daily Thoughts 06/14/2019

Palais des Arts, Marseille, France, 1895















Daily Thoughts 06/14/2019


I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this evening.

I read some more of Marcus Aurelius Meditations.

I also read some more of Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin.  I am reading about how clearing clutter helps improve concentration.

I went to If We Build It... Sustainable Funding in Libraries and Archives at Metro New York Library Council.  Metro has a new location on 599 11th Avenue on the 8th floor of the building.  It is very clean and well lit.

When I went to the presentation, they asked us not to identify which people were saying different things.  We could write what we liked, but no identities.

I learned about a number of different organizations.  The content was very interesting.  Some of it will be quite useful.  I have to think a little bit more about what I will say about it.

The program ran from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the whole day and also had a lunch.

Web Bits



The Week In Libraries New Reader Survey Urges Publishers Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

NYC's Libraries Battle Against $11M Budget Cut

Bots In the Library Colleges Try AI to Help Researchers (But With Caution)