Saturday, August 25, 2007

Activities 6-16 August

I. Communication:
A. Telephone chats with chairs of committees; two more completed, scheduling others.
B. Sending brief updates to blog (url in signature banner, below)
Note: we have 4 blogs, 3 of which are devoted to our major task forces:

II. Media: Thank you, Sara Albert, Jennifer Petersen, Macey Morales for helping me prepare for interviews!

Completed interviews with:
A. 6 August 2007: Chicago Tribune. (drive-up library services)
B. 8 August 2007: AP (education in librarianship; LIS education)

Selected media coverage:
A. Holeywell, Ryan, "Library Experts: Outsourcing of Management at the San Juan Public Library Receives Mixed Reaction," The Monitor, 5 August 2007. Available at:

III. Publications:
A. "Wellness: For Our Communities, For Ourselves," 2007 Trejo Foster Foundation Institute Proceedings. Available at Accessed on 5 August 2007.

IV. Presentations:
A. Keynote: "Indigenous Libraries and Innovative Multicultural Services," IFLA Satellite, Innovative Multicultural Library Services for AllWith Special Reference to Literacy, Learning and Linguistic Diversity, Pretoria, South Africa. (16 August 2007)

V. Meetings:
A. 6 August 2007: ALA Executive Committee
B. Tour: Wespark Community Library, joint community and school library, Pretoria, South Africa, 16 August 2007

V. Writing:
A. Prepared paper on traditional knowledge for IFLA
B. Preparing final evaluation report for the 2006 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
C. Drafted 3rd column for "American Libraries"
D. Submitted monthly contribution to the "Library Leadership Network"
E. Writing Fall 2007 conference presentations

VI. For Fun!
A. 3 days at Kruger National Park with family: lions, hyena, leopard, elephants, giraffes, etc. No email or cell phone!