Friday, May 25, 2012

Daily Thoughts 05/25/2012


Peder Severin Krayer, Marie In A Deck Chair Reading, 1891

Daily Thoughts 05/25/2012

I finished reading Railsea by China Mieville last night.  It was the kind of book which you cannot put down.  The setting is unique and imaginative.  China Mieville also illustrates the book.  I think I might write a review of this.  The book is written for young adults.

This morning, I checked the displays.  I also picked out some fliers and bookmarks for the Friends of the Library.  They are going to the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association street fair.  I also did a bit of inventory in the mezzanine.

I watched a bit of the Javascript movie and the Dreamweaver movie on  One of the nice things about is that the video training segments are broken into very short segments of anywhere from a couple minutes to a quarter of an hour.  This makes it easy to take a subject over a long time period in half an hour a day.  Every now and then I get a request to show people how e-readers work.  I have gotten a few for the Nook in the last week which was a new experience.

I spent some time reading the New York Book Review and put the book, America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It by Timothy Noah on hold.  Also the book, Legions of Rome the Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion by Stephen Dando-Collins came in for me to read.  Th book has pictures of the different shields of the legions.  The latest Kirkus Reviews is also here.

My schedule is starting to fill up for Book Expo America.  I am probably going to be doing a lot of networking.  I am invited to a librarian dinner, the AAP/Library Journal Dinner at the Yale club on June 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  I am also going to the librarian lunch  sponsored on June 5, 2012 sponsored by AAP (American Association of Publishers) and Earlyword which is a review source for librarians.  I also got invited to visit a number of the different booths already.  There is also a librarian Book and Author Breakfast sponsored by Random House and Library Journal at Random House on June 5, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. which is a bit early, but it should be interesting.  So there will be breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  There is also usually a librarians lounge at Book Expo America.

Web Bits

Navigating the Ebook Revolution

To Remain Relevant Librarians Should Help Patrons To Create
This is an idea that is interesting in the sense of supporting local authors and poets in the community.  I think of a library as a more media oriented place than a place to create objects.

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