Updated attendee map

August 26, 2010

Conference schedule

August 24, 2010

Thursday, 14 October

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Preconference Magnolia
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Conference checkin Ballroom lobby

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Friday, 15 October

7:30-10:00 a.m. Conference checkin Ballroom lobby
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast Ballroom
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Opening general session: R. Ellett Ballroom
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Breakout block 1 Upper level conference rooms
12:15 p.m-1:15 p.m. Buffet lunch Ballroom
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Breakout block 2 Upper level conference rooms
6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception Federated Garden Clubs of Macon (transportation provided)

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Saturday, 16 October

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast Ballroom
8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Poster sessions Upper level prefunction area
10:00 a.m.- noon Breakout block 3 Upper level conference rooms
Noon-1:45 p.m. Lunch banquet and business meeting Ballroom
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Breakout block 4 Upper level conference rooms

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Sunday, 17 October

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast Ballroom
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Closing general session: Mac Elrod Ballroom
11:00 a.m.- noon Interest groups Ballroom

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Breakout session added

August 24, 2010

2009 OLAC research award winners  Kevin Furniss, of Tulane University, and Morag Boyd, of Ohio State, will present “Describing Reproductions:  A Series of Decisions” as a breakout session.

Registration forms will be updated to reflect this; if you have already registered and you wish to attend Kevin and Morag’s session, please email me.

Change in breakout session offerings

August 18, 2010

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a breakout session on Graphic materials; however, we are excited that Susan Wynne, of the University of Wyoming, will be leading a session on Oral histories instead.

Poster sessions

August 9, 2010

We’re looking forward to a good mix of topics for our poster sessions on the morning of Saturday, October 16.  The following people are scheduled to present:

Anna Fiolek, NOAA Central Library, “Mapping, Cross-walking, Converting and Exchanging Oceanographic Metadata Information in Video Data Management System”

Cyrus Ford, University of Nevada Las Vegas, “Introducing SlotMusic and Guide to cataloging SlotMusic Based on AACR2 Chapters 6 and 9”

Marielle Veve, University of Tennessee-Knoxville SLIS, “The Streaming Guide to Cataloging Remote Access Multimedia: A How-to Virtual Manual for Catalogers”

Shelley Smith, University of West Georgia,” Creating the New Provider-Neutral Records”

Miriam Hudgins and Kristin Howard, Mercer University School of Medicine Library, “Cataloging Learning Resource Center Collections at Mercer University School of Medicine”

Kelley McGrath, “FRBR, Facets, and Moving Images”

Susannah Benedetti and Gary Moore, UNC Wilmington, “Law & Order: Implementing a DVD Security System at UNC-Wilmington”

Linda West, Northeastern State University, “More is better: enhancing access to classical music on CDs”

Valarie Adams, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, “M-M-M Good! Reclassifying a Music CD Collection into LC”

Our favorite side trips

August 4, 2010

Although the north Georgia mountains get a lot of attention in the fall, it may be the best time of year to visit the coast; it’s still warm, but the crowds have eased.

Savannah visitors’ guide

Tybee Island

Hilton Head Island

Jekyll Island

[If you do visit north Georgia, try routing your trip through Athens rather than Atlanta. It may take slightly longer, but you’ll avoid the Atlanta traffic.]

Another favorite place is the Pine Mountain/Warm Springs area, about two hours west of Macon.  With Callaway GardensFDR State Park, and Roosevelt’s Little White House, there are plenty of options, and it’s usually not especially crowded.  Try camping or renting a cottage at FDR and spending the day hiking, then heading to Callaway for dinner.

If you like alligators and other wildlife, it’s hard to beat Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Reading ingredient lists…

August 4, 2010

I have a relative with celiac disease, so I’m aware that going gluten-free isn’t always easy in the land of deep frying. Nevertheless,  there are places to have a good meal.

The Middle Georgia GIG maintains a list of restaurants that are said to offer GF options:


The best grocery store for GF shopping is probably Yvonne’s Natural Market, 4123 Forsyth Road, Suite C.

On another dietary note, M Food & Culture has promised an article on vegan dining in next month’s issue.