Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations
A. 28 Feb: Introduced to audience at Festival of Native Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks
B. 29 Feb, Grigg Dinner: The Fashionable Librarian in the Victorian and Edwardian Ages (Fashion show; modeled clothing from 1860)
C. 2 Mar: “Library Services for Indigenous Populations in the 21st Century,” Alaska Library Association 2008 Annual Conference, Fairbanks

II. Meetings and visits:
A. 25 Feb: Meeting with current and former Spectrum Scholar
B. 25 Feb: Scheduled phone call with Keith Michael Fiels
C. 26 Feb: Dinner meeting with Patricia Wade, member, Chickaloon Village, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Library Association 2008 Conference, Fairbanks,
D. 28 Feb: Tour of 2 school libraries
E. 28 Feb: Exhibits Opening Exhibit

Festival of Native Arts, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
F. 28 Feb: Young Native Fiddlers
G. 28 Feb: Pavva Inupiaq Dancers
H. 28 Feb: Inu-Yupiaq Dancers

Alaska Library Association 2008 Conference, Fairbanks
I. 29 Feb: Opening and Keynote: Behind the Scenes at NPR (Speaker: Kee Malesky)
J. 29 Feb: Alaska Native Issues Roundtable
K. 29 Feb: State of the State Luncheon with Lobbyist Update
L. 29 Feb: AkLA Annual Membership Meeting

M. Meeting with Lenora Carpluk, University of Alaska, Alaska Teacher Placement, Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska Library Association 2008 Conference, Fairbanks
N. 1 Mar: Have Your Own Veterans History Project
O. 1 Mar: Coolest Session: International Poplar Year Resources for Public Libraries
P. 1 Mar: “Authors to Alaska Luncheon: War, Children and Literature” (Speaker: Deborah Ellis)
Q. 1 Mar: Expanding the Global Cooperative: OCLC Western Update
R. 1 Mar: Public Libraries Roundtable
S. 1 Mar: Awards Banquet
T. 2 Mar: Indigenous Resources and Property Rights (presenters: Lolly Carpluk and Sean Topkok)

VI. Upcoming Travel.
A. 5-6 Mar: Louisiana Library Association, Shreveport
B. 10-12 Mar: WGBH-Boston, planning for “We Shall Remain,” American Experience PBS series
C. 13-14 Mar: Washington D.C., including Freedom of Information Day events

V. For Fun
A. 26 Feb: Fur Rendezvous photography exhibit
B. 27 Feb: Fur Rendezvous Native Artists show, Anchorage
C. 28 Feb: Warmth in the North Tour: Large Animal Research Station (Musk Ox Farm) and Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Fairbanks
D. 29 Feb: Live music at the Alaska Library Association, Fairbanks
E. 2 Mar: World Ice Art Championships, Fairbanks
F. 2 Mar: Dinner at June Pinnell-Stevens’ home, Fairbanks. Thank you, June and Dennis!

Fall 2008 classes: Monday morning (9-12): Introduction to Information Resources and Services; Monday night (6-9): Public Libraries