Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hello, Council,

Here’s my second-to-last brief update, listing selected activities over the past week.


Loriene Roy, 2007-2008 ALA President


I. Media Interviews

A. 17 June: Dallas area NPR (Topic: changes in library services)

II. Meetings, visit, calls:

A. 16 June: ALA Executive Committee monthly conference call

B. Special Library Association 2008 Conference, Seattle

1. 16 June: Exhibits

2. 16 June: Diversity Leadership Development Program Committee, Liaisons, & Inclusion Business Meeting

3. 17 June: Program: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned … in Library School”

4. 17 June: Program: “SLA Public Policy Update”

5. 17 June: Program: “Cultural Knowledge: Aspects of Global Information Location”

6. 18 June: Program: “The Green Consumer”

7. 18 June: Program: “American Cinema During World War II”

IV. Upcoming Travel

A. 24-25 June: Nevada Humanities Council event

B. 25 June – 3 July: 2008 ALA Annual Conference Anaheim

C. 4 July: Sleep

V. For Fun

A. 16 June: Dinner with WebJunction Principal Investigator, Seattle

B. 21 June: Concert: Jorge Caballero and The Axis Quintet

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations

A. “Greetings and Service,” Reception, Bozeman Public Library. (June 10, 2008)
B. “Congratulations Greetings,” Grand Opening & Dedication of the Library, Archives and Administration Center, Little Big Horn College, Crow Reservation, Montana. (June 11, 2008)
C. “A Year as ALA President,” Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT. (June 13, 2008)

II Media Interviews
A. 13 June 2008: Orlando Sentinel (Topic: libraries using collection agencies)

III. Writing
“President’s Message: Circle of Wellness,” American Libraries June/July 2008 39 (6): 8.
Wrote last report to Council (Council Document/ALA Executive Board Document)

IV. Meetings, visit, calls:
A. 5 June: Visit to National American University, Austin Campus.
B. 9-13 June: Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT presentations and events:
1. Introductions and Institutional Updates (9 June)
2. Lunch meeting with Hopa Mountain Storymakers director/staff (9 June)
3. Book giveaway, MSU Libraries (9 June)
4. Successful Grant Writing Tips from Successful Grant Writers (10 June)
5. American Indian Library Association (10 June)
6. Hopa Mountain Storymakers (10 June)
7. Burning Issues (10 June)
8. Bozeman Public Library reception for me (10 June). Thank you, BPL staff!
9. Day trip to grand opening of Little Big Horn College (LBHC), Crow Reservation (11 June)
10. Opening Prayer & dedication, LBHC (11 June)
11. Blessing of Facility, LBHC (11 June)
12. Feast and Clan Blessing, LBHC (11 June)
13. Honoring & Recognition of Individuals (11 June)
14. Tour of new library at LBHC (11 June)
15. Native Languages (12 June)
16. Immersion School, Fort Belknap College (12 June)
17. Integrating Library Services with the Social Web (12 June)
18. Intro to new MSU Libraries & TCLI websites ( 12 June)
19. Amazon Experiences and Movement into Antiquarian Book Market for Fundraising (12 June)
20. Tribal College & University Library Association Discussion (12 June)

IV. Upcoming Travel.

V. For Fun
A. 5 June: Dinner with former student and family.
B. 6 June: McCallum High School, Fine Arts Academy, Austin, Texas, graduation.
C. 7 June: McCallum High School Graduation. Owen Hunter, graduate, Music Degree, Classical Guitar Program, National Honor Society, graduate with honors. Congratulations, son.
D. 8 June: Grad Night lock-in, parent chaperone, karaoke room, 1 – 3 a.m.
E. 9 June: Dinner with tribal college librarians, Bozeman, Montana
F. 10 June: Dinner with tribal college librarians, Bozeman, Montana
G. 12 June: Catered lunch for my birthday, Bozeman, Montana. Thank you, Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute and MSU staff, Mary Ann Hansen and Jim Thull
H. 12 June: Pizza with tribal college librarians
I. 13 June: lunch with Mary Ann Hansen, MSU, and tribal college librarians

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hello, Council,

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


I. Presentations

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

III. Writing
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!