Magazine article American Libraries

ALA Annual Conference: Dallas, June 23-28, 1984

Magazine article American Libraries

ALA Annual Conference: Dallas, June 23-28, 1984

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1984 Annual Conference Highlights Theme: Paths to Power Opening of Exhibits: Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. Opening General Session: Saturday, June 23, 4--6 p.m. All-Conference Reception: Saturday, June 23, 6--8 p.m. President's Program: Sunday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m. President's Dance: Sunday, June 24, 9:30 p.m.--1 a.m. ALA Inaugural Banquet: Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m. Conference headquarters

The Hyatt Regency Hotel has been designated as headquarters for the ALA conference. Major conference services will be located in the Dallas Convention Center. These services include resigtration, local information and tours, message center, first aid room, meal tickets, placement, postal substation, and package-wrapping.

Major meetings and other events will take place in the Convention Center, supplemented by hotel meeting rooms in the downtown area and other locations. Hotel reservations

reservation requests for the preconference period and the conference week will be accepted from Jan. 2 to May 25. Requests are to be sent to: ALA Housing Bureau 1507 Pacific Avenue Dallas, TX 75201

After May 25 the ALA Housing Bureau will continue to make placements, but only on a space-available basis and not necessarily at the published rates.

A list of selected hotels and their rates appears on page 54. Rates are quoted for the room, not per person, and all rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made by mail using the form on page 55. Telephone calls will not be accepted for reservations.

All requests must indicate six choices. Be sure to give accurate dates and approximate arrival/departure hours for all persons who will occupy the rooms requested. Note that the ALA Housing Bureau does not assume the responsibility of pairing guests for double occupancy or in multiple housing units. Hotel confirmations

All housing requests must be made through the ALA Housing Bureau. The Dallas Convention Housing Bureau will send you an acknowledgement of your hotel reservation and will specify the deposit required. You must forward your deposit check directly to your assigned hotel after receipt of the acknowledgement. When the hotel receives your deposit, they will send you a confirmation.

NOTE: It is important to get your reservation in early] Receipt of reservations will be acknowledged by the Housing Bureau and confirmed by the assigned hotel as soon as possible, but some longer-than-usual delay may be experienced due to simultaneous handling of housing for the 1984 Republican convention. Cancellations and changes

All cancellations and changes of accommodations are to be made in writing to the ALA Housing bureau up to two weeks before the opening of the conference. After that time the Bureau will accept telephone requests for last-minute changes and referrals only. Dormitory housing

texas Woman's University, Denton, TX has made 300 dormitory rooms (all airconditioned) available for use by ALA conferees. Please use the housing form on page 55 and mail directly to the University in Denton. Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis and application must be received no later than June 1.

TWU is located in Denton, Tex., approximately one hour from the convention center in Dallas.

Placement Center information

The ALA Office for Library Personnel Resources is providing a placement service at the 1984 Annual Conference. It will be located in the Dallas Convention Center and hours of operation will be: Saturday, June 23: noon--5 p.m. Sunday, June 24: 9 a.m.--5 p.m. Monday, June 25: 9 a.m.--5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26: 9 a.m.--5 p.m.

The deadline for preregistration is June 4. Forms will be available after March 1. To request forms contact OLPR/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 or call 312-944-6780, ext. 293. Indicate whether you are an employer or job-seeker. …

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