Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daily Thoughts 4/14/2011 (Poetry, Getting More)

Sibyl reading a book Print showing the Cumaean Sibyl, full-length, seated, facing right, reading a book by the light of a torch held by a child.  Date Created/Published: [between 1500 and 1530]

Daily Thoughts 4/14/2011

Today has been fairly quiet.  I read some more of Getting More on the train to work.  The author is focusing on building incremental steps to get you want.  He is describing how to systematically come up with goals, find things which people value, and get solutions to common problems.

I also had a chance to update the Twitter account, check the book sale, and enter a few more surveys.  Things are moving steadily along.

Our library book sale is coming up on June 9 and June 10, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We had a late program tonight for the Writers Networking Event.  It ran from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  There were more people than we originally expected. It was enjoyable to sit and listen.  Right now, I am mainly facilitating the event so it happens; getting the snacks, making the coffee, making sure the room is set up, making sure everything is put away, giving a brief introduction, making sure people are comfortable.  James Fair is moderating.  I am thinking we may have to have a more moderated structure with specific time limits, a bell, and more formal rules.

I read some more of Getting More on the train home.  The author is writing about trust and cultural differences. He points out that in many countries where the legal systems are not strong people are much more careful about who they are willing to do business with.

Web Bits

The State of America's Libraries

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