Thinking Ahead to the 2011 Preconference
The 52nd Annual Preconference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24, 2011. http://rbms.info/conferences/index.shtml#preconference2011
The theme of the preconference is “In the Hurricane's Eye: Challenges of Collecting in the 21st Century.” In addition to plenary sessions, a variety of case studies, discussion groups, and seminars will be offered, as well as tours and workshops.
The preconference hotel will be the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, a five-star hotel located in downtown Baton Rouge. Reservations are not yet being accepted, but the preconference rate will be $139 per night, single or double. Dormitory accommodations on the Louisiana State University campus will also be available. The Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) is served by American, Continental, Delta, and US Airways. For those going on to the ALA Annual Conference, flying into Baton Rouge and out of New Orleans will be an economical option, as there is no public transport available from the New Orleans airport to Baton Rouge. Bus transportation will be offered for a fee for those going on to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.