[Videolib] VRT Dinner and Tours at Midwinter

From: Johan Oberg <joberg@macalester.edu>
Date: Tue Dec 08 2009 - 05:24:52 PST

Hello Everyone,

I am sending this on behalf of Maureen Tripp and Debra Mandel, who have
organized Video Round Table (VRT) activities at the upcoming ALA Midwinter

We'd like to invite anyone attending mid-winter in Boston, (our home
town!) to join the Video Round Table for some special events.


   1. JFK Library Visit: Friday, January 15, 3- 6PM
   2. Emerson College Library Visit: Saturday, January 16, 5-6 PM
   3. Legal Seafood Dinner: Saturday, January 16, 7pm

RSVP for any or all three events to Debra (d.mandel@neu.edu) by January 6th,

*Tour the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum*
Friday, January 15, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Tour the John F. Kennedy Presidential
Library and Museum, with a special look at the Audiovisual Archives. Cost
per person: 10.00. Details: http://www.jfklibrary.org

Public transportation options: From the Boston Convention Center, take the
MBTA Silver line SL1, SL2, or SL3 from the World Trade Center stop to the
South Station MBTA stop. Then take the MBTA Rapid Transit, (affectionately
known as the T) Red Line (any red line train) to JFK/UMASS Station. There's
a free shuttle bus (marked JFK) to the Library every 20 minutes. Maureen
will meet you at the door!

*Visit the Media desk at Emerson College's Iwasaki Library.*
Saturday, January 16, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Visit the Media desk at Emerson College's Iwasaki Library, and marvel at
the set of the Will and Grace TV show, installed in the heart of the
Library!!! 120 Boylston Street, third floor.

Public transportation options: From the Boston Convention Center, take the
MBTA Silver Line to the South Station MBTA stop. Take the Red Line to Park
Street Station, and transfer to the Green Line, heading outbound. Ride the
T one stop to Boylston Station. Exit and walk to the corner of Tremont and
Boylston Streets -you'll see a Dunkin Donuts. Walk to 120 Boylston Street,
and take the elevator to the third floor.

*VRT dinner at Legal Seafood, 26 Park Plaza. *
Saturday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Stroll to the restaurant with your fellow VRT members after visiting
Emerson, or just meet at the restaurant. Note: there are a bunch of Legal
Seafood locations, so be sure to check the Park Square one for menu details.
Details: http://www.legalseafoods.com

Public transportation options: Walk from Emerson, or take the Green Line to
the Arlington Station. Exit and walk up Arlington Street, (heading away
from Boston Common) about two blocks to Stuart Street. Take a left on
Stuart Street, and enter the restaurant at 26 Park Plaza.

RSVP for any or all three events to Debra (d.mandel@neu.edu) by January 6th,
2010. Please give Debra your cell phone number in case there are any last
minute changes.

*General Information about Public Transportation Costs in Boston:*
The T is (usually) a subway. The Silver Line, however, is actually a bus.
The fare is 1.70 with a Charlie card, or 2.00 with a Charlie ticket. We
recommend getting a Charlie card, (which is plastic as opposed to the paper
ticket) because it gives you the cheaper fare.
http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/charlie/?id=5592#card. We hope the link
works, but if not, try to go to http://www.mbta.com, and look up Charlie
card info there. You can get them at T stops, or, if you want to be totally
proactive, you can order them online.

For those nite owls, Debra will provide some listings of possibilities, via
the listserv and at the conference. If you are interested in getting tickets
for plays or concerts in advance check out www.Boston.com arts and
entertainment listings: http://www.boston.com/ae/?p1=GN_AE

Remember, Maureen Tripp, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, and I are ready
to be your guides. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Debra H. Mandel
Head, Digital Media Design Studio
Northeastern University Libraries
200 Snell Library
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617.373.5409 fax

Johan Oberg
Chair, VRT, 2009/2010
Digital Scholarship and Services Librarian
DeWitt Wallace Library
Macalester College
St Paul, MN 55105

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