Thursday, January 28, 2010
In Case You Were Wondering....
In case you were wondering, I thought I'd provide my regular readers with a few updates on topics I've posted about over the last year.
First of all, I didn't get the job I tried for recently. I never heard from the library but I did hear from a coworker that someone else got it and the online job posting has been removed. Oh well. I have mixed feelings of disappointment and relief. I really appreciate all the supportive comments I received when I questioned myself as to whether or not I should have applied for it.
Some of my neighbors (photo #4 that means you) still have their Christmas decorations up. We had a warm spell last week so I don't understand what they're waiting for...Valentine's Day?
I gained weight from all my unabated baking during the holidays. Back to the treadmill again.
My ALS fundraiser has netted $10 - all from the commissions on gifts I gave coworkers for Christmas. This fundraiser is still active and I'm not giving up on it.
Although, no one has purchased a Speak Up for Equality t-shirt yet, several of my other Speak Up Librarian Shop designs have sold. I looked into bringing the t-shirts to the HLAA conference in Milwaukee but the costs are too great for such a small enterprise. I may just have to try wearing a shirt there and hope it will be noticed. I was blessed to receive some free publicity in the Chicago ALDA newsletter and pass out flyers at another local hearing loss support group meeting. Thank you to everyone who has bought a shirt. I appreciate you!
My support group's efforts to get more open caption film showings at the theater hasn't netted results. I attended an open caption screening of Couples Retreat recently with my husband and we were the only two in the theater. So I can't blame the theater manager for not being more responsive. I will continue to thank the theater manager and/or staff for having the open caption showing each time I attend. Though, I have to admit I'm not committed to seeing a film just because it's captioned. The movie has to be something I would enjoy seeing, especially when the only showings are on a Tuesday and Wednesday night once a month.
At work my colleague the Web Goddess and I got sidetracked from our goal of making library workshops more accessible through captioning. Hopefully we can get back to that idea now that we have the software we need and the major project we were assigned to has been completed. Stay tuned on this one.
Last, but not least, is an update on the Illinois Senate bill to mandate health insurance coverage for hearing aids. The bill is still alive in the Senate and has now been introduced a second time. It was recently featured in this Herald-News article.
Did I miss anything? Let me know.
Posted by SpeakUp Librarian at 12:05 AM