Monday, November 19, 2007

Hello, Council,

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


I. Communication: Interviews
A. 12 Nov: Arkansas Democrat (Topic: archival processing)
B. 15 Nov: Oregonian (Topic: armed security guards in public libraries)

II. Media Coverage
A. “Big Reader Leads County’s Big Read,” Duluth News Tribune, 12 November 2007. [cover story]

III. Presentations:
A. Keynote Address: “Carlton County’s “Big Read” Program, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’” Fond du Lac Community College, Cloquet, Minnesota (13 November 2007)
B. Co-Presenter, “Presidents’ Reception,” California School Library Association Annual Conference, Ontario, California (16 November 2007)

IV. Writing/Publication
“President’s Message: Circle of Community,” American Libraries 38 (10) (November 2007): 6.
Submitted: President’s Message for January/February 2008 issue of American Libraries

V. Meetings and visits:
A. Conference Call
1. 12 November 2007: WGBH-Boston, “We Shall Remain,” American Experience Advisory Board query
B. Northern Minnesota
13 Nov: visit, Ojibwe School Library, Fond du Lac Reservation
13 Nov: visit: Margaret & Henry Oldenberg House, National Register, Carlton
13 Nov: dinner with Cloquet Public Library director, retired school librarian, director, Carlton County Historical Society
14 Nov: lunch with Katharine Johnson, retired school librarian at Zimmy’s, Hibbing, Minnesota
14 Nov: Tour: Hibbing Public Library
14 Nov: Tour: Bob Dylan Archives, Hibbing Public Library
14 Nov: Tour: Chisholm Public Library
14 Nov: Tour: Buhl Public Library
C. Southern California
1. 15 Nov: Audio book taping, Southbay Studios, Long Beach
2. 15 Nov: Dinner, Deborah Morales and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Long Beach
3. 16 Nov: General Session I, California School Library Association Annual Conference (CSLA) (Speaker: Paul Janeczko)

4. 16 Nov: General Session II, CSLA (Speaker: Assembly Member Jean Fuller)
5. 16 Nov: Concurrent Session CSLA: An Awarding Experience: My Year on the 2007 Newbery Committee (Speaker: Dr.Claudette S. McLinn)
6. 16 Nov: Concurrent Session CSLA: The Authentic Immigrant Experience in Picture Books (Speaker: Rene Colato Lainez)
7. 16 Nov: Exhibits, CSLA
8. 16 Nov: Dinner, Dr. Blanche Woolls, Chair, ALA International Relations Committee
9. 16 Nov: President’s Reception, CSLA

VI. Upcoming Travel:

24-26 Nov: Guadalajara Book Festival (
Expenses covered: ALA Free Pass; ALA Prez budget
8 Dec: Commencement speaker, School of Information, The
University of Texas at Austin
12-13 Dec: Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Library Visit
14-21 Dec: CALA Seminar in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China

VII. For Fun
14 Nov: Slovenian Home: annual apple strudel day
16 Nov: dancing, Misty’s, Doubletree, Ontario
17 Nov: The Duane Carter Band, Dona Emelia’s, Austin, TX. Duane is a Spectrum Scholar

VIII. Fall 2007 “Public Libraries” graduate class, Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon. Topics for the week: public library finances, user services.