Midwinter II

The second day in Seattle started bright and early. The view from my room on the 24th Floor of the Crown Plaza hotel was spectacular!  It was awesome to have breakfast with such a great view. –Photo soon–

On my second day at Midwinter, I allowed myself to wear a red coat and black boots for a photo shoot. Oh, yes

(a) librarians do participate on mundane things like photo shootings

(2) you guessed right: I do have a strong interest in fashion and that is so not a secret J

I had a lot of fun at the shooting. Kevin Henegan and his San Francisco crew of photographers were fantastic. They were on a tight schedule to photograph 29 people and kindly re scheduled me so I could attend a meeting. That was very nice. Absolute stars!More on the purpose of the shooting in a future blog… (exciting!)

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table’s meeting was as exciting as ever. We will reconvene on Monday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. and I can’t wait. I listened to the candidates for ALA President: Nancy Davenport and James Retting. Very interesting points were presented and I was particularly pleased to learn that Diversity, retention of under-45-years old librarians, advocacy, and intellectual freedom have been included on presentations.

Tip for today: to learn more about ALA structure and organization, visit ALA/Our Association. You will be surprised of how many different areas of the association you will be able to understand.

Kudos to Webjunction, the sponsor of a wonderful evening at Tulio’s for REFORMA. All coordinated by fantastic Mario Ascencio. The Estela and Raul Mora Award was presented to Kenton County Public Library for promoting participation in the celebration of Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros.  ALA President Elect, Loriene Roy, as it has been her practice for many years, attended the event.

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