Friday, October 21, 2011
Date Created/Published: [between 1630 and 1655]
Daily Thoughts 10/21/2011
On the train to work this morning, I finished reading Without A Net Librarians Bridging The Digital Divide. It is an outline on how to teach basic computer skills in the library setting. Basic means things like what a mouse is, the keys on a keyboard, and how to set up an email account. The book is very practical. There is a website for the book, http://librarian.net/digitaldivide
This morning I did a little bit of weeding in the paperback fiction. I also did a little bit of weeding in the storage section in the afternoon. I also checked the displays and updated the Twitter and Facebook account. We did not have any events today.
I printed up flyers for November events and working on a schedule of events for November and December.
Two books came in for me to read, Now You See It How The Brain Science of Attention Will Transform They Way We Live, Work, And Learn by Cathy N. Davidson and Worm The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden.
On the way home, I started reading Just My Type A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. I am interested in book design because I think it changes peoples reading experience. This book is a tongue in cheek history of fonts. It seems to be both about the fonts and the people who created them.
The Challenges of Building A Digital Public Library of America
Google Debuts A Digital Bookcase