Thursday, February 27, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/27/2020


Daily Thoughts 02/27/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Imagined Worlds.  I am reading about what it might be like for several worlds in  a solar system to have life. 

I also read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about different state solutions for when there is a lot less work because of automation.

Web Bits


NCAC Opposes Copycat Missouri Bill Threatening Tennessee Libraries

Here are Seattle Public Library's Most Popular Books. Why are There So Many Children's Books?

Vineyard Haven Library Shows Vintage Edward Gorey Posters





Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/26/2020

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The Writer's Table, A Precarious Moment, John Frederick Peto, 1892

Daily Thoughts 02/26/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about the limits of education with technology.  There are certain things that machines will do better than people in the future.  People will reach plateaus with their abilities.  For example, people will no longer be able to beat machines at Chess or Go.  The limits of machines has not been fully tested yet.

I also read some more of Imagined Life.  I am reading about extra solar worlds which are worlds that have flown free from solar systems. There is a little bit on Oumuamua, the extrasolar object that passed through our solar system.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I checked a few books in the mezzanine.

I also picked out some books to be changed to mezzanine.

I read the latest copy of Bookpage and the latest copy of Booklist.

I spent some time looking at grants.

Web Bits


End of Audiobook Snobbery As Scientists Find Reading and Listening Activates the Same Parts of the Brain



Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/25/2020



Maxim Gorky, Savely Sorin, 1902

Daily Thoughts 02/25/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about how automation creates inequality by reducing the amount of work available and concentrates wealth in the hands of people who own the machinery.

I also read some more of Imagined Life.  I am reading about the possibility of earth like worlds.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I picked out some books to be brought down to the mezzanine.

I also checked some damaged books.

I worked on some orders of books as well.

Web Bits


Nick Offerman Explains Why Libraries Are More Important Than Ever

Editorial: Keeping Libraries Relevant

Sensory Room At Abingdon Library Helps Children With Autism

Monday, February 24, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/24/2020

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Pushkin recites Ode to Liberty at graduation from Lycee - by Ilya Repin (1844-1930)

Daily Thoughts 02/24/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Imagined Life.  I am reading about the question of whether there would be life on worlds with oceans under ice like Enceladus, Europa, or Ganymede in our solar system.

I also read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about how machines substitute for people.  The author discusses how in agriculture and manufacturing people were mostly replaced by machines.  There is also some commentary on how large internet companies do not require large amounts of staff to run them.

Web Bits


Queens Public Library Pulls Photo Exhibit That Was Subjected to Protests from the Tibetan Community

Tennessee Becomes Next State Seeking Public Library Oversight Censorship


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Daily Thoughts 02/23/2020



Reading the Legend, Lily Martin Spencer, 1852

Daily Thoughts 02/23/2020

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Imagined Life.  I am reading about the idea of life on an ice world where creatures live near heated vents near the ocean floor.

I also read some more of A World Without Work.  I am reading about the idea of technological friction.  One of the ideas is that as jobs are replaced by technology many of the jobs that are created will be low skill work.  Many will choose to not take low skilled jobs and not be able to be trained for the emerging skilled jobs created by new technology.

Web Bits



Library Security Guard Stabbed After Asking Man To Turn Down His Music

Boys 13, Charged With Murder In California Library Fire

Adult Entertainer Shoots Video In Ocean Park Library