Here’s just a brief update on selected activities over the past several week.
A. 24 May: (Co-Presenter) “Word to Word: Literacy Work in Tribal Schools and Aboriginal Communities,” Canadian Library Association 2008 Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
B. 28 May: “Greeting of Thanks,” Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Children’s/Teen
Room, Seneca Nation Library, Cattaraugus Branch, Irving, New York
C. 28 May: “Greetings from ALA,” Recognition Dinner for Ethel (Peggy) Bray, Seneca Tribal Librarian, Seneca-Allegany Casino, Salamanca, New York
II Media Interviews
A. 29 May: Capital Times (follow-up interview). Topic: “Libraries in the Digital Age.”
B. 30 May: IMLS. Topic: National Conference on Tribal Libraries, Museums, and Archives.
C. 4 June: Baltimore newspaper. Topic: libraries today
D. 4 June: “At Issue,” Wisconsin Public Radio (1 hour live call-in program). Topic: libraries
A. 3 June 2008: Remarks for James Rettig’s inaugural banquet
IV. Meetings, visit, calls:
A. 20 May: Tour, The Gathering Place Community Center Library, Vancouver, B.C.
B. 21 May: Morning: Vancouver’s Majestic North Shore Tour: Tours of construction site for North Vancouver City Library and Lynn Valley Main Library
C. 21 May: Afternoon: Academic Excellence Tour: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC, and Langara College’s new LEED-certified library and classroom facility
D. 21 May: quick stop by School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC
E. 21 May: Canadian Library Association Opening General Session, Vancouver, B.C.
F. 22 May: CLA Conference Opening Ceremonies; Keynote speaker (Rowland Lorimer)
G. 22 May: Program: What’s Facebook Got to do With It: Serving Readers in a Social Software Landscape
H. 22 May: Inside Talk: Freedom of Speech in the Library Workplace
I. 23 May: Poster Sessions
J. 23 May: Making the Connection: the Dewey Divas and Dudes
K. 23 May: Exhibits
L. 23 May: Reception: A Jazzy Night in Vancouver Town
M. 24 May: Program: Linking Users with Traditional Knowledge: Respectful Access, Meaningful Service
N. 24 May: CLA Closing Ceremonies
O. 24 May: CLA Annual General Meeting
P. 28 May: Tour: Seneca Nation Library, Allegany Branch, Salamanca, New York
Q. 28 May: meeting with archivist, Seneca Nation
R. 29 May: Northfield (Minnesota) Public Library
S. 30 May: Northfield (Minnesota) Historical Society
T. 2 June: discussion of ALA Opening General Session
U. 2 June: ALA Executive Committee monthly conference call
V. 3 June: lunch with Arro Smith, Director, “Capturing Our Stories,” oral history project
IV. Upcoming Travel.
A. 8-13 June: Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT
V. For Fun
20 May: Dinner with Aboriginal Authors, The Gathering Place Community Center, Vancouver, B.C.
22 May: Dinner with CLA President, Archivist of Canada, and IFLA President
23 May: Blackwell’s Dinner with CLA Awards Recipients
24 May: Lunch with First Nations Libraries interest group, Vancouver
25 May: Party for graduating members of Austin Bella Corda, Austin, Texas
27 May: Dinner with Director, Seneca Nation Library
1 June: Owen Hunter’s baccalaureate. Congratulations, son!