Sunday, March 09, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations
A. “Overview of an ALA Presidential Year,” General Session, Louisiana State Library, Shreveport, Louisiana (5 March 2008)
B. “Recruiting and Mentoring Diverse Populations,” Diversity Interest Group, Louisiana State Library, Shreveport, Louisiana. (6 March 2008)

II. Meetings and visits:
A. 4 Mar: Voting in Texas Primary
B. 4 Mar: Meeting with Alex Hershey; book chapter editing
C. 4 Mar: UT-Austin, School of Information, Graduate Studies Committee
D. Louisiana Library Association:
5 March 2008:
1. Exhibits
2. Exploring the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
3. LASAL Luncheon (Speaker: Donald Crews)
4. The State of The State Library: An Update
5. Shreveport: A Brief Overview of Its History and Landmarks
6. LLA Book Dinner (Speaker: William Joyce)

6 March 2008
1. GODORT Breakfast and Business Meeting
2. A Pilot Program for Mentoring Louisiana’s Academic Librarians
3. Public Trustees Luncheon (Speaker: Bill Jones)
4. Design and Redesign: Providing the 21st Century Library
5. 2nd General Session and Awards Ceremony

E. 7 March 2008: Dinner with UT-Austin School of Information alumna
F. 8 March 2008: Brief meeting with UT-Austin School of Information Doctoral Student

III. Publications
A. 4 Mar: Reviewed April American Libraries “President’s Message.”

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

V. For Fun
A. 6 Mar: Dinner with Librarians from Pointe Coupee Parish Library, Louisiana
B. 8 Mar: UIL Class A Division I State Boy’s Basketball Final: Thorndale vs. Dallardsville Big Sandy. Eight of 12 of players on the Big Sandy team are members of the Alabama Coushatta Reservation; Big Sandy made its first trip to state in 20 years. Next year, Big Sandy.
C. 8 Mar: Austin Community Guitar Ensemble; McCallum High School Advanced Guitar Ensemble (11 player, including Owen Hunter), Sneak Peak: Open Arts. Open Minds. Open House. The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts.
D. 9 Mar: University of Texas Men’s Basketball Game. UT-Austin 62; Oklahoma State 57. Go ‘Horns.

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