Thursday, July 30, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/30/2015

Champagne Printer Publisher - Alphonse Mucha
Alphonse Mucha

Daily Thoughts 7/30/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read a graphic novel, the first in the Superior Spiderman series.  In it, Peter Parker's body is taken over by a villain.  It makes for an interesting story.  This is part of the Graphic Novel club planned for August 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Montmartre, Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe.  Montmartre was an artistic town known for its bohemian lifestyle in France.  The book opens with Pablo Picasso and includes some biographical material.  This is the book for the Brown Bag Book Club on August 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

I checked the 2nd and 3rd issue of the graphic novel, The Superior Spiderman.   The story is catching.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also did some work with programs today as well as worked a little bit on ordering.  Tomorrow we are showing the film Stripped in the community room at 3:00 p.m.  It should be excellent.

I read through two copies of Booklist and two copies of Publishers Weekly.  There is a new mystery by Ed McBain called So Nude, So Dead.  Ed McBain passed away in 2005.

Web Bits

Taking the National Digital Platform for Libraries to the Next Level

Libraries Are The Future of Manufacturing in the United States

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2015

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books this morning and the displays.

I am talking to Select Reads on Friday about the book lists that they generate

I read through the latest Times Literary Supplement, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review.  I have a few books to order.

I am attending a webinar on Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising at 2:00 p.m.  I enjoyed watching the webinar.  The part on Indiegogo was the most interesting.  Indiegogo allows you to keep the money raised even if you don't reach your goal unlike Kickstarter. One of the main points is that you need to start building a crowd before you start crowdfunding.

Web Bits

Great New Possibilities for the Library of Congress

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2015

Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables - Thomas Hart Benton
Still Life With Fruit and Vegetables, Thomas Hart Benton, 1914

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read some of Crash Course In Marketing for Libraries.  I am reading about surveys.  The Mount Vernon Public Library recently finished a survey and did some work on focus groups.

I also read some more of Future Crimes.  I am reading about Dread Pirate Roberts the pseudonym for the man who ran the black network called Silk Road where you could buy almost anything illegal from drugs to contract killers.

Web Bits

Go Set A Watchmen Breaks Westchester Library  System All Time Holds Record

True Crime Author Ann Rule Dead at 83


Monday, July 27, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/27/2015

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Two Women Reading A Letter, 1883, Chikanobu, The Artist's Eye

Daily Thoughts 07/27/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I also placed an order for new books.

Web Bits

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In a Now Unchanged Eden

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2015

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Alfonse Mucha, The Red Cape, 1902 
Daily Thoughts 07/26/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I relaxed today and did not do much.  No reading.

Web Bits

There's A Library Shaped Hole In The Internet

Print Collections Take A Hit as Public Libraries Invest In E-books

Major Publishers Might Revise E-book Pricing for Libraries

Inflatable Space

Colonoizing the Moon May Be 90% Cheaper Than We Thought
Bigelow may be working on inflatable habitats for the moon.