Monday, November 12, 2007

Hello, Council,

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


I. Communication: Interviews
A. 5 November: “Tell Me More,” NPR (Host: Michel Martin; Topic: Native American Heritage Month)
B. 7 November: Duluth News Tribune (topic: Big Read Event; biographical)
C. 8 November: Newswatch Native America (topic: update on ALA initiatives)
C. 9 November: Fort Worth Star Tribune (topic: role of public libraries)
D. 9 November: taped greeting for Bulgarian libraries (topic: ABLE grant)

II. Media Coverage
1. Hillel Italie “…Little Tree”AP.
2. “Libraries Celebrate National Native American Month, “ Tell Me More, NPR, 7 November 2007. Podcast available at
3. “Loriene Roy to Speak at Fond du Lac Community College,” Pine Journal, 8 November 2007.

II. Presentations:
1. “Can an ALA President Get RadiCAL?” Colorado Association of Libraries, Denver. (9 November 2007)

III. Meetings and visits:
1. 5 November: ALA Executive Committee conference call.
2. 6 November: Deborah Ultan, ARLIS President, conference planning call
3. 6 November: UT-Austin School of Information, Graduate Studies Committee
4. 7 November: Workplace Wellness Webmaster/Coordinator meeting
5. Colorado Association of Libraries
A. 8 November: (partial attendance) Nancy Pearl Keynote Presentation
B. 8 November: Dinner, REFORMA-Colorado Chapter (thank you, Orlando Archibeque)
C. 9 November: Exhibits
D. 9 November: CAL Business meeting
E. 9 November: Poster Session: “Evaluating Sources for Historical Event: The Wounded Knee Massacre”
F. 9 November: Poster Session: using KOHA in a small public library
G. 9 November: Workshop: “See Sally Kick Ass: A Librarian’s Guide to Personal Safety” (presenter: Fred Vogt)
E. 9 November: Awards Dinner & Ceremony
F. 10 November: Intellectual Freedom Committee Julie J. Boucher Memorial Lecture: Information, Civic Engagement, and Civil Rights (speaker: Nancy Kranich)
G. 10 November: Workshop: Cultura, Diversion y Libros: How to Develop Programs that Hook Spanish-Speakers! (speaker: Rita Aurora Puig)
H. 10 November: poster sessions
I. 10 November: Lunch with REFORMA-Colorado members
J. 10 November: Workshop: Bienvenidos: A Practical Guide to Serving the Spanish Speaking Community at your Library (speaker: Ruby Nugest)
K. 10 November: Workshop: Colorado Cultural Convergence: Spanish Settlements, Native American Peoples, and American Expansion (multiple speakers)

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

VII. For Fun
1. 9 November: Reception, Colorado Association of Libraries (thank you, Beth Wrenn-Estes, CAL Past-President)
2. 11 November: UT-Austin Women's basketball game. Final score: UT: 92; Missouri State: 55. Welcome Coach Goestenkors. Go 'Horns!

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