Monday, March 18, 2013

Daily Thoughts 03/18/2013

The Strand Magazine, vol. 65, no. 321, September 1917  Arthur Conan Doyle did his part to raise wartime moral by continuing to provide The Strand with the public's favoured reading material. This issue contains the Holmes story "His Last Bow."

Daily Thoughts 03/18/2013

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also spent some time looking through the gift books.  We are getting a lot of donations of advanced reading copies.   We also get a lot of donations of books which are assigned for the local high school. I checked the displays as well.

I spent some time on ordering.  I checked the collection management sheet for patron requests, the purchase alerts, and read the latest New York Times Book Review.  Right now, we are reviewing the ordering process for priorities.

I thought this is interesting; there is an African American comics award called The Glyph Comics Award

I spent some time discussing the collection this afternoon.  We were focused on the central library district money and nonfiction.  I learned about a new service called Above The Treeline which provides digital review copies to book people.    It is very much like Netgalley which provides digital galleys.

Web Bits

Public Agencies Needing Money Give Up Land and Buildings

The Novel Resurgence of Independent Bookstores

A Plan to Guarantee Steady Funding for New York City's Cash Strapped Libraries

Annual Library 'Budget Dance' in NYC Leads to Call for Baseline Funding

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