Friday, February 1, 2013

Daily Thoughts 02/01/2013

Ambrosius Benson, The Persian Sybil, 1530s, Oil on Panel

Daily Thoughts 02/01/2013

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also checked the displays and gift books.  I spent a little time looking over the new books section as well.

I finished reading the January 28, 2013 Publishers Weekly this morning.  There are a few forthcoming books which look very interesting; Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan and The Autistic Brain: Thinking About the Spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek.  Temple Grandin is a high functioning autistic person.

I am looking at The Annotated Frankenstein Edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Ronald Levao, The Belknap Press of Harvard University, c2012.  I like the illustrations a great deal.  There are some beautiful illustrations by Lynd Ward as well as some rather stark pictures of the arctic.

I took a look through the latest purchase alerts.  Our collection management sheet for patron requests is not full yet.  I spent a few minutes looking at a graphic novel service for libraries.

This is the listing for the NAACP Image Awards.  The literature section is on P.7 and 8.

The book, The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future by Martin Ford has come in for me to read.  It is an another book about how automation effects economies.

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