Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Daily Thoughts 12/7/2011

Grossmutter beim Bibel lesen. Aquarell auf Papier. 33,5 x 23,5 cm., Albert Anker by 1910

Daily Thoughts 12/7/2011

This morning, I spent some time updating the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library.

This is a link to the proposed 2012 Mount Vernon city budget.  There is some information on the library in the budget.  Please support the Mount Vernon Public Library.  Public hearing regarding budget Friday, Dec. 9th at 7pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall.  I plan on going and speaking.

I read some more of Free Ride on the train to work.  The author has been writing about many of the important figures in the recent copyright wars.  Robert Levine has written bits on Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow two people who I find very interesting.  He also some coverage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Creative Commons which are also very relevant topics.

I put the book, The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird Western by Mike Resnick on hold.  I am quite partial to weird westerns and steampunk westerns.  It was in the latest issue of Booklist.

I spent some time looking through Munsey's  to see if there are any free ebooks worth adding, there are a few Robert E. Howard and Agatha Christie titles that look good.

I spent some time working on the January/February program schedule.  I am trying to make it work.

I spent some time on the way home thinking about what I was going to say at the budget hearing.  I am thinking that I will focus on how it will affect the patrons who come to the library.

Web Bits

Students 'reclaim' UCSD Library
I guess it is impolitic to use the word occupy.

#Occupyeducated Primer Reading List

Beyond The Bullet Points: Political Not Partisan

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