I am writing with some general information about 2006 Association of Architecture School Librarians Annual Meeting.
The 2006 AASL Annual Meeting will be held March 30 to April 1, 2006 (Thursday through Saturday) in Salt Lake City, Utah in conjunction with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting.
The base registration fee for the AASL Annual Meeting will be $100.00, plus $15.00 annual membership dues and the option of adding specific group meals to the base fee. A registration form will be made available via the AASL Annual Meeting web site when it is available in January 2006. The schedule for the annual meeting will also be available at that time.
This year AASL will jointly sponsor a session with ACSA at the ACSA Annual Meeting. Following is a description of the joint session written by Martin Aurand (Carnegie Mellon University) for the AASL column in the upcoming ACSA News:
“The session will be in a panel format, with three presentations that will explore the relationship between architecture libraries and architecture programs. Ben Jacks (Miami University) and Shannon Van Kirk (formerly Miami University, now California Polytechnic State University) with discuss their collaborative information literacy projects. Tara Carlisle and Janine Henri (University of Texas) will present “Making the Tangible Connection: Materials Libraries Supporting Faculty and Student Research.” And Maya Gervits (New Jersey Institute of Technology) will present on library support for the NJIT summer in Italy program. The session is being organized by Janine Henri of the University of Texas, who will also serve as moderator.”
An important note: ACSA now requires anyone attending an ACSA session to be registered for the ACSA Annual Meeting. Registration can either be at the full-conference rate or at the day registration rate. To register for the ACSA Annual Meeting, please go to http://www.acsa-arch.org/meetings/meetings_registration.ahtml?MID=1H00QJL2K7&C=1. Because of the additional financial burden this places on AASL members, the presenters of the joint session have been asked to present a second time to AASL members (separate from the ACSA presentation). Therefore, it is not necessary for AASL members to register for the ACSA conference in order to see the presentation.
The conference hotel is the
255 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Tel: 801.328.2000 Fax: 801.238.4888
If making reservations, please mention the ACSA for these special rates. The deadline for reserving rooms at these rates is Saturday, February 25, 2006. Any reservations cancelled within 72 hours of stay will be billed one night’s room and tax.
Finally, as a point of interest, the Utah state liquor laws are unique. For a synopsis of the laws go to the Utah State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control web site at http://www.alcbev.state.ut.us/Liquor_Laws/liquor_laws_affecting_visitors.html.
I hope you’ll be able to attend the 2006 AASL Annual Meeting and I look forward to seeing you there.
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809