Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daily Thoughts 03/14/2013

Goauche of Dorigen of Bretagne longing for the safe return of her husband by Edward Burne-Jones, 1871. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Daily Thoughts 03/14/2013

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also read some of On the Map on the way to work.  I like the discussions of imaginary places that appeared on maps.  For example, California was depicted as an island, there was a range of mountains called the Kong Mountains in Africa which did not exist, and a variety of islands in the Pacific which were not there.  This kind of information is entertaining to me.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also spent a little time discussing cataloging.  I am reading the latest issue of romance sells which is a listing of forthcoming books from Romance Writers of America.  The library has the Computer Lab for Academic Use today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I contacted my local official in support of libraries through the New York Library Association.

I read a little bit more of On the Map.  There were some literary and film refernces that touched my curiosity:  the maps in the film Casablanca and the treasury map in Treasure Island.  There was also a picture of the giant globe given to Winston Churchill.  This book is full of little interesting facts.

Web Bits

The Book as a Standard of Quality

NYPL President Testifies on Proposed City Budget Cuts
$106.7 million is a very large cut.

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