Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Update on LRoy's Activities to 13 Sept 20007
Kia ora (hello in Maori language), Council!
Here's just a brief update on selected activities over the past week.
Loriene Roy
I. Communication:
A. Scheduled interviews with:
1. Native America Voice One Radio, 15 September (topic: biography)
2. NPR, "Tell Me More," 26 September (topic: Banned Books Week)
3. Maria Sanchez Morning Show (radio California), (topic: Banned Books Week)

II. Media:
Completed interviews with:
1. Auckland City Libraries media staff, 6 Sept 2007 (topic: biography; ALA)
2. Radio Waitea, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

III. Presentations:
A. "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything," Auckland City Libraries Leadership Forum, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. (September 5, 2007)
B. "72 Days and Counting: Living a Year as ALA President," Te Ropu Whakahau (Maori in Libraries and Information Management) Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand (September 6, 2007)
C. "Keynote Address: Celebrating Community, Collaboration, and Culture: Plans for an ALA Presidential Year," LIANZA Conference 2007, Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand (September 10, 2007)

IV. Meetings and visits:
A. 4 September 2007: Visit to Devonport Public Library/Te Whare Matauranga o Devonport, North Shore, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. http://www.shorelibraries.govt..nz/. (saw the huge Moreton Bay fig tree ("Albert") located outside the library!
B. 4 September 2007: dinner hosted by Auckland City Libraries Group Manager, Kay Forrester
C. 5 September 2007: toured Auckland City Libraries/Tamaki Pataka Korero. Check out the magnificent Hokianga exhibit prepared by Whina Te Whiu and her team. http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/
D. 5 September 2007: Otahuhu Community Library (branch)
E. 5 September 2007: Glen Innes Community Library (branch)
F. 5 September 2007: Panmure Community Library (branch)
G. 6 September 2007: Auckland Museum cultural program
H. 6 September 2007: meeting on new national librarian registration program
I. 7 September 2007: Mahi Mareikura: Special Collections at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand (Pei Te Hurinui Jones Papers)
J. 7 September 2007: Wananga O Aotearoa Library (tribal college), Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand
K. 8 September 2007: Powhiri (traditional welcome) at Wananga O Aotearoa
L. 8-9 September 2007: joined Nautical Studies Program at Wananga O Aotearoa for evening class and morning rowing exercises. Stayed in marae-style housing on campus.
M. LIANZA (Library and Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa)Conference 2007, Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Activities I attended include:
1. 9 Sept: Powhiri (Maori traditional welcome ceremony)
2. 9 Sept: LIANZA 2007 Welcome Drinks
3. 10 Sept: Welcome and Opening
4. 10 Sept: LIANZA Presidential Address
5. 10 Sept: State of Nation (National Librarian, Penny Carnaby)
6. 10 Sept: LIANZA Fellowship Presentations
7. 10 Sept: visited exhibits
8. 10 Sept: Key Note: The Creative Paradigm in Emerging Maori Communities (Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal)
9. 10 Sept: Concurrent Session: Te Kaupapa Hami Tahi A Plan for Partnership 2005-2010 Policy
10. 10 Sept: Concurrent Session: Putumohio: Making the Translation
11. 10 Sept: LIANZA Awards
12. 10 Sept: Te Ropu Whakahau dinner
13. 11 Sept: reviewed poster sessions
14. 11 Sept: LIANZA Fellowship Presentations
15. 11 Sept: Keynote Address: TraNZForm or Die (Roy Tennant)
16. 11 Sept: Concurrent Session: From To Do To Ta Dah! PhD in Librarianship
17. 11 Sept: Children's Book Awards
18. 11 Sept: Concurrent Session: "Does My Bun Look Big in This? Getting Proactive About Changing Our Image."
19. 11 Sept: Concurrent Session: "Outsourcing Management of US Public Libraries-What Can We Learn?"
20. 11 Sept: LIANZA AGM (general membership meeting)
21. 11 Sept: Conference Dinner
22. 12 Sept: Keynote Address: Customer Excellence (Ian Brooks)
23. 12 Sept: Personal Transformation (Paula Ryan)
24. 12 Sept: Transformational Leadership and Its Implications for the Library Profession
25. 12 Sept: Proporoaki and Conference Closing
26. 12 Sept: Farewell Afternoon Tea

V. Upcoming Travel:
A. 14-16 September: "National Role Models Conference," Arlington, VA
B. 19-22 September: Kentucky Library Association

VI. Writing:
A. Reviewing manuscript submissions for "The Service Connection"; creating bibliography.

VII. Appointments
1. University of Arizona, School of Information Resources and Library Science, Knowledge River Steering Advisory Committee

VIII. For Fun
1. 4 Sept 2007: Touring Auckland, including Victoria Market.
2. 6 Sept 2007: Touring Mission Bay area, Auckland
3. 8 Sept 2007: Gallagher Great Race Rowing Competition (women: Melbourne and University of Waikato; men: Harvard and University of Waikato); Hamilton Market
4. 8 Sept 2007: watched All Blacks (Aotearoa/New Zealand) and Italy rugby game on TV. Go All Blacks!