Book plate of William Hewer, secretary of Samuel Pepys, exhibiting the “library interior” style, 1699, Source:
Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th edition, v. 4, 1911, p. 232
Daily Thoughts 12/5/2012
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook pages for the library.
On the way to work, I read some more of Management Basics for Information Professionals. The authors are describing the difference between creativity and innovation. Creativity is generating new ideas while innovation is implementing them.
I also checked the displays and put some holiday books on display. We are continuing to work on weeding the 900s.
The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.
BWI closed out all their orders today. We are getting the final shipments in from BWI this week. Next week we have a training for Baker and Taylor for Title Source 3. I spent a little time going over cancellations and orders from BWI.
The book, The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail- But Some Don't by Nate Silver came in for me to read.
I spent some time reading review literature today. Michael Pollan has a new book coming out, Cooked: A Natural History in April. It should be very popular. Also there is a book which I am hoping to read soon, The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick who are both entertaining science fiction writers. I have a stack of review journals to read.