I’m going to be doing a little remolding of the blog and adding a couple of different pages that I hope people will find
useful. One I should have had a long time ago is an endorsements page.
I haven’t been as organized as I should have been through the years collecting those kind comments people made and getting permission to share them. I think the time has come to take the project on. If you have seen me present and want to make a comment to be included either respond in a comment to this post or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s one to start you off. Elaine generously gave me permission to use her recent post on IowaLib.
Please remember Sarah Uthoff! She is also a Humanities Iowa speaker. Sarah
is an expert on Laura Ingalls Wilder and has a variety of programs related
to Laura. Sarah also has an excellent program on One Room Schoolhouses.
She also has other programs, but I am just speaking about the programs she
has done for me.
Sarah is an excellent speaker and extremely knowledgeable. I’ve been having
her present programs at the North Liberty Comm. Library for years, and I
learn something every time she presents. Sarah is engaging and lots of fun
and her programs attract attendees from children through senior citizens. I
really can’t recommend her enough!
Here is her website: http://www.trundlebedtales.com
– Elaine Hayes, MA, MLIS
Adult Services Librarian
North Liberty Community Library
“William Anderson is a noted Wilder expert; but Iowa has its own expert in Sarah S. Uthoff who frequently writes about Wilder on her Trundlebed Tales site.”
In addition to Sarah’s active online presence, Sarah has a full repertoire of speaking programs that she is able to give to audiences of all age groups. Sarah Uthoff is one of the finest contemporary experts on the life and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder actively writing and presenting today. She has a portfolio of possible programs that she is able to draw from – giving groups and organizations just the focus needed. Her programs extend from general background information to, my favorite, an “interactive visit with Laura using some of Laura’s own words.” Laura often comes dressed in the era about which she is speaking. Those in the audience might even think she has gone beyond channeling Laura’s words and has actually become Laura. Sarah is a most interesting speaker and brings much to those who have an interest in learning more about the prairie life in the late 1800s. Her programs are of interest to adults and fascinating to younger readers. If you have a chance to hear her speak or to invite her to your conference/library—don’t miss the opportunity.
~ Sharron McElmeel, Director of McBookwords, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sarah S. Uthoff is main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.