Thursday, February 4, 2016

Daily Thoughts 02/04/2016

Title: Public library week--November 12 - 18 Abstract: Poster for the Chicago Public Library promoting public library week. Physical description: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. Notes: Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).; Date stamped on verso: Feb 16 1940

Daily Thoughts 02/04/2016

On the way to work, I read some more of The Most Good You Can Do.  The author describes the concept of the "hedonic treadmill" where at a certain point, you won't be happy with increasing amounts of money.  Peter Singer describes how giving money can increase happiness when you have enough for yourself.  He also makes the argument that helping a poor person in a poor country has greater effect than helping a poor person in a rich country.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I am working on an order of sports books.

I spent some time discussing future programs with a colleague.

I finished ordering some new sports books.

There is a class from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Basic Internet Security.  We also have Lashonda Keith Barnett is doing a lecture tonight called Sound The Trumpet Black History Through Jazz in the community room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Web Bits

The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries
Project Outcome Measuring the True Impact of Public Libraries

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