Monday, November 05, 2007

Hello, Council,

Here’s just a brief update on selected activities over the past week.
Loriene Roy


I. Communication: Interviews
A. 30 October: AP (Topic: Oprah’s inclusion of “The Education of Little Tree” on her Top Ten list)
B. 30 October: USA Today (Topic: public libraries contracting with collection agencies for overdue books)

II. Media Coverage
1. [announcement of ALA Presidency] “On the Wind: Shards, “ Native Peoples Arts & Lifeways Nov/Dec 2007.

II. Presentations:
1. “`If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything’: National Reading Club for Native American Children,” Native American Heritage Month, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (2 November 2007) [Thank you, Office of Workforce Diversity, The Law Library of Congress, Center for the Book.]

III. Meetings and visits:
1 November: Mark Bard and girlfriend, Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Alexandria, Virginia. [Thank you, Pat May.]
1 November: Stopped by OITP Advisory Committee meeting, ALA Washington Office
1 November: Dinner with Barbara Folensbee-Moore, President, DC ALA Chapter, and Inee Slaughter and Gerald Hill, Indigenous Language Institute
2 November: Breakfast with Gabrielle Hill, RIF
2 November: Tour: Center for the Book, The Library of Congress
2 November: Lunch, librarians, Smithsonian Institution Libraries/NMAI, Cultural Resources Center
2 November: Tour: Smithsonian Institution Libraries technical services and acquisitions. [Thank you, Lynne Altstatt.]
3 November: staffed School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin booth, Texas Book Festival
4 November: Josh Dorfman, “The Lazy Environmentalist,” Texas Book Festival

IV. Upcoming Travel:
7-10 November 2007, Colorado Association of Libraries
12-15 November 2007, Big Read discussion, Cloquet, Minnesota
15-17 November 2007, California Association of School Libraries, Ontario, California

VII. For Fun
1. 3 November: Joe Ely author signing, Texas Book Festival
2. 3 November: Austin Bella Corda (young person’s guitar ensemble) recital, Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Bella Corda performed at my inauguration on 26 June 2007. For fans: Bella Corda was featured on air on the local NPR station last week on John Aeilli’s Eklectikos program. From the Aeilli Unleashed blog: “These kids are great.” You can read more on Just type “Bella Corda” in the search box.

VIII. Fall 2007 “Public Libraries” graduate class, Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon. Students presented panels of genre fiction (romance and science fiction), highlighting historical coverage, classic titles and authors, selection aids, and service for readers.