Friday, October 28, 2011
Daily Thoughts 10/28/2011
I checked the Twitter and Facebook account for the library this morning. I also checked the displays. This morning I spent some time working on my programming schedule for November and December. During lunch I spent a small amount of time watching Lynda.com videos on Photoshop and Microsoft Excel 2007.
I read the latest New York Times Book Review and Publishers Weekly. There is a sequel to Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins, Return to Perdition in graphic novel form.
I did a little more weeding in the mezzanine. I also picked out a book to read for the next Biography Book Club. We are reading a biography of a famous poet. The book I picked out is The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. It is an older book which one of my colleagues suggested.
I also spent some time looking through the gift books. We got some more donations for the young adult classic collection, mainly books by John Steinbeck.
On the way home, I read some more of Public Parts by Jeff Jarvis. The author spends quite a bit of time debating the merits of sharing information on social networks as well as the concepts of privacy and oversharing.
Sometimes you find interesting books which address issues that are just coming into the mainstream. I found this interview about a new book very interesting.
Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee