Monday, May 12, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations
A. 5 May 2008: “Organizational Change,” Keynote, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Denver, CO
B. 6 May 2008: “Greetings from ALA,” Reception/Dinner, 2008 Biennial Conference of Librarians Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped, LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas

II Media Interviews
A. 6 May 2008: brief communication with Library Journal about outsourcing public library administration
B. 7 May 2008: Orlando (Florida) Sentinel. (Topic: the recent economy and library use)
C. 8 May 2008: Hartford, CT NPR Affiliate (Topic: State of America’s Libraries report; Change in libraries)

III. Writing
A. 7 May: approved/edited letter to chapters about virtual library legislative day
B. 7 May: approved letter about National Security Letters

IV. Meetings and visits:
4 May 2008: ARLIS/NA reception at the Denver Art Museum
6 May 2008: RIF/Scholastic Luncheon, RIF State Coordinators, International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia
8 May 2008: oral examinations for iSchool PhD student
9 May 2008: meeting of LIS education information sharing group, including the Chair of the Committee on Education, Chair of the Committee on Accreditation, ALA Staff Liaison, and President of ASIS&T.

IV. Upcoming Travel.
A. 12 May: 40th Anniversary, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC
B. 13-15 May: National Library Legislative Day
C. 16 May: Commencement Speaker, University of Arizona, SIRLS

V. For Fun
A. 6 May 2008: Tour of exhibits, LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas
B. 8 May 2008: Dinner with visiting LIS education information sharing group