Posts Tagged ‘Sarah S. Uthoff’

Top Ten Posts January 2016

February 3, 2016

Sarah on library staircaseI want to share the blog posts that have had the most views in the previous month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too. :)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2016
Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday 2016
Report on New Project from Mary Ingalls Society
In the Kitchen With Laura Whipped Cream
Pride and Prejudice Walk
Iowa City Park Zoo
Guiding Light – Cancellation and Michelle and Danny
Playing Pa’s Fiddle
2016 Spring Valley MN Laura Ingalls Wilder Events
Laura Days in Pepin 2013 Day 1

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Sarah Uthoff By the Numbers December 2015

December 31, 2015

Show me the numbers they say and I was inspired by a poster for a concert at Kirkwood that included the performer’s number of Facebook likes. I thought, “I can do that!” I did previous posts Trundlebed Tales by the Numbers August 19, 2013,  December 14, 2013 June 8, 2014, December 19, 2014, April 13, 2015 and September 20, 2015. It’s a collection of raw numbers of my online activities. I think it will be interesting to track. Today’s post numbers are as of December 30, 2015.

Bill and Me 2015

Number of blog posts published on Trundlebed Tales1,310

Total number of blog post views: 119,648

Highest number of views in a single day: 332

Number of YouTube videos on Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel: 69

Total Number of Subscribers to Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel: 105

Number of total views on Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel51,381

Plus views of  my program on Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum channel: 14,203

For a total of YouTube views: 65,584

Number of Followers on Twitter: 1,599

Number of Friends on Facebook: 566

Number of Likes on Trundlebed Tales Facebook Page: 429

Number of connections on LinkedIn: 219

Number in circles on Google Plus: 213

Views on Google Plus: 28,606

Number of episodes on Blog Talk Radio: 152

Number of total listens on Blog Talk Radio92,474

Highest listen number for an individual episode6064

Number of Views on Academia.edu: 118

Followers on Academia.edu: 19

Photos added on Flickr: 52

Photos on Instagram: 63

Followers on Instagram: 62

Videos added on Vimeo: 19 (total watches not part of Vimeo statistics)

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Humanities Iowa

August 25, 2015
Sarah at the Toledo Lincoln Highway Bridge

Sarah at the Toledo Lincoln Highway Bridge

You may not heard of Humanities Iowa before, but you should make a point to learn about them now.

Humanities Iowa is an affiliate of the National Endowments for the Humanities. Each year they fund exhibits, events, publications, films, and of course speakers to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.

Of special interest is that they fund speaking engagements for members of the Humanities Iowa Speaker Bureau list. I’m a member in good standing, but be sure to check out the different speakers and their different topics. Click on the names in the colored column on the left hand side to bring up information about a particular speaker and the topics they present on.

If your group qualifies for a grant, and many do, there is a VERY short and easy grant application. If you are accepted there is a charge of $50 for most programs (there might be some additional costs, such if someone comes from too far you may also be asked to put them up for the night). There are a lot of different topics with various speakers and unlike some years, they haven’t run out of money for this year yet. Their fiscal year runs from Nov. 1 to Nov.1 so a whole new batch of money will be coming out then. They fund programs that are pitched either to adults or to family groups, but NOT kid only programs. Make sure you explain how you will open and advertise your program to everyone if you’re a child heavy or normally a member only group.

they usually don’t approve schools unless an effort is made to include the community at large. Include your plan for including the community  in your application. For more information check their webpage at: http://thestudio.uiowa.edu/humanitiesiowa/wp/
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Or contact them at:

Humanities Iowa
100 LIB RM 4039
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Contact me for available dates. My programs do NOT have to be funded through Humanities Iowa, but it is a good deal.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

 

Mentions June 2015

July 3, 2015

Ready to Present After months that I’ve appeared in print or online, I post a round up so those who want to find out more about me will know where to look. :)

This tweet is from the Oskaloosa Public Library

“Exclusive Interview with LauraPalooza Founders” Little House on the Prairie. June 23, 2015. Little bit about me and a photo. Most of the photos used in the article are mine, none of the quotes are. :)
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/exclusive-interview-with-laurapalooza-event-founders

Sarah S. Uthoff is the 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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

July 2015 Presentations

July 2, 2015

This year July has mostly been taken up by LauraPalooza. I will, however, be presenting during the Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. We’ve been trying to work out a time to do it for awhile so I’m glad it finally worked out. This will bring the number of Laura Ingalls Wilder homesites I’ve spoken at to 5. :)

Family Photo

Family Photo

  • Family Festival during Walnut Grove Pageant “Fragments of a Dream” – Walnut Grove, Minnesota – July 25, 2015
  • I will also be attending the LauraPalooza conference, but I’m not making a presentation. I will be Master of Ceremonies for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy Award.

But even if there isn’t a program scheduled near you, it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group. I’m really excited about my “In the Kitchen With Laura” program for this summer. If you are looking for a program, check them out.  Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html

And check out my brochure:
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Sarah S. Uthoff is the 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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, 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.

Endorsements Page Unveiled

September 23, 2014

Ready to Present Today’s post is to let everyone know that I’m rolling out my endorsement page today. If you want to add a comment to the page, contact me at info@trundlebedtales.com

In my efforts to reorganize my blog, I decided a page dedicated to endorsements would be in order. If you’d like to add yours or make a comment, please contact me at info@trundlebedtales.com

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
North Liberty, Iowa

“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

“I’ve only had good comments about your program. Several people who didn’t make it asked if we could do it again so they could come. I said perhaps sometime down the road. I’ve had a packed house for kids’ programs, but not that many adults before. I hope your drive home was pleasant and you made it home in time to get the chores done.”

~Gayle Ausley
Children’s Librarian
Corning Public Library
Corning, Iowa

Sarah S. Uthoff is the 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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, 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.

Endorsment Page

March 28, 2014

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

Packing Up 2

Packing Up 2

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 info@trundlebedtales.com

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,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.

Mentions August 2013

September 4, 2013

BrandonIn August the Chicago Tribune included a lovely report by Sam Weller about his Laura Ingalls Wilder fandom. Weller is widely known for his work on Ray Bradbury. Find him on Twitter at: @Sam__Weller
The article includes a shout out to me: “There is a popular podcast, “Trundlebed Tales,” hosted and produced by Laura Ingalls Wilder scholar Sarah S. Uthoff.” LauraPalooza and Laura Days in Pepin also get shoutouts.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-09/features/ct-prj-0811-little-house-big-city-20130809_1_ingalls-family-caroline-ingalls-little-house

I listed these next two last month, but since both speaking engagements are coming up in September I wanted to repeat them.

Did you know you could find me here?

September 4, 2011

I’ve recently been surprised by finding some people I knew on one social media network on another. I don’t think we always do a great job letting people know where all we are. So here’s a current rundown.

Website http://www.trundlebedtales.com

Blog  https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com

Facebook http://facebook.com/sarah.uthoff

Google +  https://plus.google.com/104613498542969182083/posts

Linked In http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-uthoff/2a/413/a09

Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/Trundlebedtales

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/trundlebedtales

Blog Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales

I also sometimes blog on http://www.beyondlittlehouse.com

April Update

April 7, 2011

I’m trying  a new feature. I’m going to do a quick 15 minute update of what Laura events are coming up in the next month. Let me know if you enjoy it or find it helpful. I’m not sure, but thought I’d give it a try.

What’s missing from the gap is that I don’t approve everybody who requests on Facebook, but I do approve Laura fans, please put in a note so I realize that’s why you’re asking.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2011/04/06/april-update

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