Friday, December 09, 2005

Megwitch, thank you, Austin Community!

Members of the Student Circle running my ALA Presidential Campaign planned and coordinated a reception for me today at the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. Over 50 people attended, a wonderful turn-out given Austin's unusually cold temperature and the many conflicts associated with end-of-semester and holiday activities.

Chi megwitch, thank you very much, Cynthia Charles and staff at the Carver Branch. The attached image shows the mural on the south side of the library's building.

Chi megwitch, thank you very much, Beth Hallmark, iSchool student and my Campaign Manager. Beth sent the Evite to 100 invitees and drafted and sent the press release to local media.

Chi megwitch, thank you very much, Karla Cowes and her design/production company, Big Shot Productions. Karla created the campaign bumper stickers and balloons.

Chi megwitch, Frenezi, Afro-Caribbean band that includes three Austin Public Library
staff members. Find out more about the band at
Frenezi may be able to join us at our reception at ALA/Midwinter in San Antonio:
Saturday, 21 January, 8-10 p.m. in the Marriott Rivercenter. Gustavo Soto and I even sang a duet--John Lennon's "Imagine."

Chi megwitch to other members of the Student Circle--Angelica Delgado, Sandy
Littletree, Gustavo Soto, Elias Tzoc, Angela Kille, Amy Price--and to many alumns.

The reception provided a forum to announce my campaign platform issues:
workplace wellness;
extending the circle of literacy;
supporting LIS education through practice.

Reading and Viewing Circle

We celebrated the succesful reception by going to a movie, "Christmas in the
Clouds." This romantic comedy features Native actors,
including Wes Studi, Graham Greene, and Rita Coolidge.