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ALA Annual Conference; San Francisco, June 27-July 2, 1987; Housing and Travel Information; Notes on Fees, Services, Agenda

Magazine article American Libraries

ALA Annual Conference; San Francisco, June 27-July 2, 1987; Housing and Travel Information; Notes on Fees, Services, Agenda

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ALA Annual Conference San Francisco, June 27-July 2, 1987

Conference headquarters

Moscone Center, San Francisco's newestconvention facility, will serve as ALA headquarters for the 1987 conference. It will accommodate conference exhibits and services, including registration, local information and tours, meal ticket desk, message center, postal substation, and package-wrapping desk, as well as major meetings and other events being held during conference week.

ALA offices, Council, and Membershipmeetings will be located in the Hyatt Regency-Embarcadero; placement service, in the Civic Auditorium.

Other hotels accommodating ALA's sleepingand meeting room requirements are the Cathedral Hill, Holiday Inn-Civic Center, Holiday Inn-Financial District, Holiday Inn-Union Square, Hyatt-Union Square, San Franciscan, San Francisco Hilton, Sheraton Palace, Sir Francis Drake, and Westin St. Francis. New properties to ALA members this Annual Conference are the Meridien, Portman, and Ramada Renaissance.

Hotel reservations

Reservation requests for the preconferenceperiod and the conference week will be accepted from Jan. 2 to May 29. Requests are to be sent to:

ALA Housing Bureau

POB 5612

San Francisco, CA 94101

After May 29 the ALA Housing Bureauwill 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 appearson page 70. 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 74. Telephone calls for reservations will not be accepted prior to two weeks before the meeting opens.

All requests must indicate six choices. Be sureto 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 madethrough the ALA Housing Bureau at the address indicated above. Receipt of room reservations will be acknowledged by the Bureau; confirmation of rooms will be sent from the assigned hotel as soon as possible after receipt of requests.

To assure your reservation, a $100 deposit(to be credited to your account) or credit card guarantee is required in advance by all the listed properties. Do not send deposit or credit card guarantee, however, until you have received the hotel's confirmation form.

Hotel cancelations/changes

Requests for cancelations and changes ofaccommodations are to be made in writing to the ALA Housing Bureau up to 15 days before the opening of the conference. Within the last 15 days, changes and cancelations are to be made directly with the assigned hotel. All cancelations must be received by the assigned hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival for deposit refund.

Exhibits

All exhibits (booth, table, and professional)will be located in the Moscone Center exhibition hall. After their official ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m., the exhibits will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 27; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, June 28, and Monday, June 29; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 (exhibits closing day).

Full information and applications for exhibitspace were mailed in early January 1987. Exhibitors interested in taking part in the San Francisco show who have not received the material by mid-January should write to Walter Brueggen, Conference Manager, ALA Conference Arrangements Office, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

All exhibit visitors will be required to havea registration badge. Arrangements can be made for groups (library school students, teachers, etc. …

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