Here’s just a brief update on selected activities over the past week.
I. Communication: Interviews
A. 13 Feb: Cibola County Beacon, Grants, New Mexico (Topic: first Native ALA President visits Acoma Community School)
B. 14 Feb: District Administration Magazine (Topic: school library summit, funding)
C. 15 Feb: Albuquerque Journal (Topic: use of technology in school libraries)
II. Media Results
A. 14 Feb: “Head Librarian Visits Sky City,” Cibola County Beacon, Grants,
New Mexico (cover story)
A. 13 Feb 2008: “School Assembly: Books and Reading with the First American Indian President of ALA,” Acoma Community School, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
IV. Writing and Publications
A. Revised: April 2008 President’s Message for American Libraries
B. Reviewing/editing/writing: Chapters for “The Service Connection” with Alex Hershey
C. Submitted: Three conference proposals for 2008 Sequoyah Research Center Symposium
D. Submitted: Conference proposal for WIPCE 2008 in Melbourne
V. Meetings and visits:
11 Feb 2008: Annual Review meeting with Dean Andrew Dillon, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
13 Feb 2008: Meeting with Librarian, Acoma Community School (New Mexico)
13 Feb 2008: Meeting with principals of CENAC, tribal schools in New Mexico
13 Feb 2008: Meeting with Acoma students involved with CENAC Battle of the Books; read book to students
13 Feb 2008: Tour of Taylor Ranch Branch of the Albuquerque Public Library
14 Feb 2008: Stop by T’siyah Junior/Senior High School to check on status of library (Pueblo of Zia)
14 Feb 2008: Visit with library staff at Jemez Community Library (Pueblo of Jemez)
14 Feb 2008: Visit with librarian at Jemez Tribal School (Pueblo of Jemez)
14 Feb 2008: Meeting with Board of Indigenous Language Institute
15 Feb 2008: Meeting with Superintendent of Education, Pueblo of Laguna
15 Feb 2008: Introduction to Governor, Pueblo of Laguna
15 Feb 2008: Tour of library, Laguna Elementary School
15 Feb 2008: Lunch and storytelling with kindergartners, Laguna Elementary School
15 Feb 2008: Meeting with Principal, Laguna Elementary School
15 Feb 2008: Tour of library, Laguna Middle School of Information
15 Feb 2008: Visit with librarian, Laguna Public Library
15 Feb 2008: Tour of library, Acoma Laguna High School
15 Feb 2008: Meeting with Dr. Shelly Valdez and Inee Slaughter, Director, Indigenous Language Institute
16 Feb 2008: brief meeting with Indigenous Language Institute
16 Feb 2008: interview: Janice Kowemy, Librarian/Director, Laguna Public Library
16 Feb 2008: brief conversation with LaDonna Harris, President, Americans for Indian Opportunity
16 Feb 2008: Meeting with Rita Pino Vargas, Librarian Acoma Community School. Thank you, Rita!
17 Feb 2008: meeting with A. Arro Smith, project director, national oral history project
VI. Upcoming Travel.
2. 18-24 Feb: Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao PCS; Information and Computer Sciences Department, U of Hawaii at Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii.
3. 26 Feb – 3 Mar: Anchorage (visit with Native educator) and Alaska Library Association, Fairbanks, Alaska.
V. For Fun
A. 13 Feb 2008: Dinner with local librarians, Albuquerque, New Mexico
B. 14 Feb 2008: Dinner with Board of Indigenous Language Institute
C. 15 Feb 2008: Dinner with Dr. Shelly Valdez (Laguna), Education Consultant
D. 16 Feb 2008: Buffalo dances, Pueblo of Sandia
E. 16 Feb 2008: dinner with family of Elizabeth Wacondo, Pueblo of Sandia.
Fall 2008 classes: Monday morning (9-12): Introduction to Information Resources and Services; Monday night (6-9): Public Libraries