Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Report on Week 1 Activities, June 28-July 4, 2007

Note: We are seeking:
1. Examples/cases of libraries involved in workplace
wellness activities
2. Ideas for presidential programs (speakers, format,
and so forth)
Send any ideas to LRoy at loriene@ischool.utexas.edu

I. Communication:
A. Starting to contact in-coming ALA Committee chairs to
schedule phone-call updates. One call completed.
B. Sending thank you notes and congratulations cards to award
winners and Library Champions.
C. Sending brief updates to blog

II. Media:

Working with Macey Morales and Jennifer Petersen at ALA's
Public Information Office to respond to media requests. Thank you also
to the Presidents of AASL (Sara Johns), ALSC (Jane Marino), and YALSA
(Paula Brehm-Heeger) for helping me prepare.

Completed interviews with:

A. NYTimes (topic: 'hipster' librarians)
B. McClatchy Newspaper in DC (topic: varying use of library resources by
patron demographics)
C. Arizona Republic (topic: impact of Harry Potter)

Selected media coverage:

A. Buchholz, Brad, "Reading Roy," Austin American Statesman, 24
June 2007. www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/other/06/24/

B. Lee, Tanya and Alex Herwitz, "Gates Foundation, American
Library President-Elect Roy Share Goal of Literacy for Native
American Children," 26 June 2007. newswatchnativeamerica.com

A. LRoy will host a national radio call-in program, Native
America Calling, on Monday, 16 July, noon to 1 p.m. Central Time.

III. Upcoming Travel:

A. Bringing my son to National Guitar Camp on Sunday, 8 July:
flying to St. Louis and back
B. Preparing for the Trejo Foster Foundation Institute in
Tucson, Leaving 11 July, returning on 14 July.

IV. Writing:

A. Completed paper for IFLA Satellite conference on innovative
multicultural library services
B. Reviewed proofs of book chapter for the International
Handbook of Information Technology in Education
C. Prepared draft of second ALA President column in American
D. Preparing Trejo Foster Foundation Institute Paper

V. Meetings:

A. Bob Bullock Texas History Museum: discussion of upcoming
exhibits on Native culture, possible program speakers, and resource
B. Lance Armstrong Foundation: review of free resources
available to individuals and libraries, including Spanish language
C. With incoming iSchool adjunct professor about his course
D. Attended UT-Austin Fulbright Scholars departure event
E. Attended iSchool school library students summer Capstone

Summary of Presidential Initiatives:

1. Workplace Wellness
3. Supporting LIS Education Through Practice


1. National Library Camp
2. Meeting Effectiveness Training
3. Oral History project of retired/retiring librarians
2. Circle of Literacy