Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations
A. 12 May: “America’s Libraries: Expanding Collections, Services, and Facilities,” Smithsonian Libraries 40th Anniversary lecture.
B. 13 May: “Welcome,” National Library Legislative Day Attendees, Washington, DC
C. 13 May: “Books for Children and Families for Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month,” Michel Martin’s “Tell Me More,” NPR, Washington, DC.
D. “Greetings from ALA,” Center for the Book Reception, Washington, DC.
E. “Libraries and the DTV Transition,” Morning Newsmaker, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
F. 16 May: “Commencement Address,” University of Arizona, School of Library and Information Resources.

II Media Interviews

14 May: Cincinnati Magazine (topic: changing reference service models)
14 May: Oregonian Newspaper (new public library funding model; by email)
13 and 16 May: AP (funding for public library collections; weeding)
18 May: podcast taping on presidential year (Michael R. Wood)

III. Writing
A. 18 May: Greetings to attendees, Timberline Acquisitions Institute
B. "NIEA Leader: Ask the Librarian," The National Indian Education
Association News 39 (3) (Spring 2008): 54-55. [biographical piece]

IV. Meetings and visits:
A. 12 May: brief meeting with Smithsonian Libraries staff
B. 13 May: Meeting with Ford Bell, President & CEO, American Association of Museums
C. 13 May: Meeting at Library of Congress
D. 14 May: Meeting with International City/County Management Association
E. 14 May: Meeting with National League of Cities
F. 14 May: Legislative Day Reception
G. 15 May: Lunch with several Knowledge River Students, U of A, SIRLS
H. 15 May: Dinner with Director, U of A, SIRLS
I. 16 May: The University of Arizona. Native American Student Affairs. Graduation Convocation
J. 16 May: Lunch with Knowledge River Student and Arizona State Museum staff member
K. 16 May: Tour of Pottery Vault exhibit, Arizona State Museum, Tucson

IV. Upcoming Travel.
A. 20-25 May: Canada Library Association, Vancouver, BC
B. 27-29 May: Grand opening of Seneca Nation Branch Library, Salamanca, NY

V. For Fun

A. 12 May: Dinner with staff from the National Museum of the American Indian
B. 16 May 2008: Bonnie Raitt concert
B. 18 May 2008: McCallum (High School) Fine Arts Academy, Classical Guitar
Program, Spring Concert 2008, Austin, Texas