Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2013

 3 A.M. Sunday, February 23rd, 1908. Newsboys selling on Brooklyn Bridge. Harry Ahrenpreiss, 30 Willet Street. (Said was 13 years old). Abe Gramus. 37 Division Street. Witness Fred McMurray. Location: New York, New York (State) / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2013

The library where I work is closed today.  I took some time this morning to read some more of The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin.  I am reading about the different robotic rovers which were sent to explore the planet.  There was also a bit  about exploring Mars with balloons.

I also read a little bit from Librarians as Community Partners.  There are 66 different examples of how libraries can partner with community organizations from 34 different libraries.  The library has a number of programs which are similar to the ones in the book like the Reading Buddies program during the summer where adults read to children and the Rotunda Art Gallery where the library host exhibits as well as events sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library.

Web Bits

Why Public Libraries Matter and How They Can Do More

Why Libraries May Be An Essential Part of Cities of the Future

State Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries
The Market Value of Library Services section is quite interesting. It shows that computer terminals and internet access have value, wifi access has value, reference services have value, and circulating material has value.  There are five specific types of programs which add business value, preparing/updating resumes, searching for a job, developing marketing literature, researching issues related to business, and business counseling.

Reading Habits In Different Communities

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