This blog started for the project I am a Librarian! It gave detail the project progress. It will now focus on discussions of the image of the librarian and my interactions with librarians and library staffers as well as cool information that I think could be useful to others.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The awaited travel schedule

I finally got together the potential travel plans. Please note, these may change.

Yes, it is crazy and I am driving about 10-12 hours everyday, but it is just how I have to do it.

I know that the Pacific Northwest is not included in this trip and it makes me quite sad, cause I love that area, but I would have to spend too much time driving though states where I don't have any librarians who completed surveys. If I can afford it, I will try to make it out there again before the book is completed. I know that I have some librarians from that area who I took pictures of last summer. Also I am hoping that I will be meeting up with some people from MN, WI area at ALA. I know that as one person it is hard to try and do it all. I am trying my best to include as many people as possible while considering all my limitations.

July 2 – PA – Live 8
July 3 – PA, NJ, NY (I drive to Trenton, NJ and then take the train to NYC)
July 4 – PA
July 5 – PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC (near Greenville)
July 6 – SC, GA, FL (near Sarasota)
July 7 – FL, AL (near Birmingham)
July 8 – AL, MS, LA, TX (near Dallas)
July 9 – TX, OK, NM (near Albuquerque)
July 10 – NM, AZ, CA (near Los Angeles)
July 11 – CA (traveling towards Sacramento, San Fran then back to LA)
July 12 – CA, NV, UT (Green River or as far east as I can go)
July 13 – UT, CO, (possibly a short stop into WY), KS (Russell or as far east as I can go)
July 14 – KS, MO, IL (near Springfield)
July 15 – IL, IN, MI, OH (near Columbus)
July 16 – OH, PA (Home)

Please feel free to post comments.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Interview for School Library Journal's Blog

I was interviewed this week for the School Library Journal's Blog.

To read the interview please go to:

Please post comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts.



Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Travel Time

This past weekend I was able to spend a little time at SLA in Toronto. I made the SARC (Student and Academic Relations Committee) meeting on Sunday and took a Stress Management workshop on Saturday. I also got to meet some other librarians along the way and progress little by little towards the completion of the book.

In my time at Toronto, I experienced something quite different for me. I went to eat at Big Daddy's with Hal and Monica Kirkwood from Purdue. The restaurant was chosen based on the recommendation of the front desk of the hotel. I asked the woman for her favorite restaurant in town. She asked, "What do you like to eat?" I said "No, what is Your favorite restaurant? I will go there." I am quite thankful it was not a steakhouse cause that would be weird since I don't eat red meat...Chicken and fish are ok though. So, the hostess and wait staff at Big Daddy's were excellent. I sure made a scene when the crawfish I ordered came as whole fish. I never had to get the tail meat out of the crawfish myself. I have been quite spoiled. So I had to work for my dinner and of course make a mess. It was fun though. Hal took a picture with one of my crawfish friends who gave his life for me and I will post it when I receive it from him. I even spoke with the manager, who was also quite nice. I love being able to sit outside for a meal on a nice day.

The following day I had lunch with Chad Eng. It was also a good experience, but more tame than the previous night. That is quite funny for me to say considering that Chad is in 3 hard rock/heavy metal bands. We ate at East Side Marios. My spinach and artichoke dip was excellent.

I am currently reviewing where I need to travel to and who still need to get their picture taken. I am doing this by relying on the surveys that have been completed. Deadline is past due and I will only accept a survey if I have already taken your picture.

I will be in Chicago for ALA Friday June 24 - Monday June 27. And then traveling across country July 2 - July 16. I will probably be home for the 4th looks like I may be attending a special event.

As plans unfold, I will post my schedule.