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Hello fellow MAGIRTERS!
KEY INFO: Activities will occur on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Following is a detailed announcement about the two MAGIRT social events that will occur in Philadelphia at the forthcoming (2+ weeks!!!) ALA Midwinter Meeting. Yes, its lengthy, and pretty detailed, so if I confuse anyone I apologize AND feel free to contact me with questions! The key thing is I have set up not one, but two, dutch-treat dinnner locations because of the time and distance involved in getting to and from the Philadelphia Print Shop tour in the afternoon. So, for those of you who have afternoon-arriving flights, never fear!, you might miss out on the tour but still have a chance to join colleagues and socialize over a nice meal. (and yes, I AM praying that the weather is NOT a factor in your travel plans -- or even my own drive over from the middle of PA). Again, if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Secondly, I DO wish to receive RSVPs from attendees, please respond as follows, either:
I will attend BOTH the Philly Print Shop Tour and dinner
I will only attend the dinner event
Thank you and see many of you soon!
FOR THOSE ABLE TO GO ON THE TOUR:
iday the 24th:
Tour and visit of the Philadephia Print Shop http://www.philaprintshop.com/ up in Chestnut Hill (northwest of downtown). We're catching the #833 train at the Market East Station at 2:30 p.m., be there no later than this time, and will arrive at the Chestnut Hill West station at 3:15 p.m. (about 2 blocks from the store). Starting at 3:30 p.m., founder and long-time owner Don Criswell (or his son) will conduct a tour of the store and then folks are free to browse and shop on their own. The Print Shop is located in a nice neighborhood shopping area (http://www.mapquest.com/#e2741754d825f70f873725bd) so if you lose interest in browsing feel free to check out other nearby shops. However...
We have 5:30 reservations for the Iron Hill Brewery, which is at http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/ and literally across the street and two blocks from the Philly Print Shop. Those who wish to stay and dine as a group here may do so (reservations for 15) BUT you DO have an alternative so if you would rather dine close to your hotel and the Pennsylvania Convention Center be sure to...
...catch the #850 train at 5:20 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill West station and arrive at Market East Station at 6:00 p.m.
Dutch-treat dinner at the Banana Leaf Restaurant, reservations for 6:30 p.m., and it is about 2 blocks east of the Convention Center at 1009 Arch Street http://bananaleafphilly.com/ and is a 2 1/2 block north of the Market East Station.
FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO GO ON THE TOUR BUT STILL WANT SOME FUN:
For those of you arriving at the Philadelphia Airport and then the trip from there into downtown to your hotels that will not allow you to make the tour of the Philly Print Shop, please meet your colleagues at the Banana Leaf Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. I have reservations for 12-15 people there.
I am very much looking forward to seeing many fellow MAGIRT folk in Philadelphia in just about 2 weeks from today! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or even call me at: 814-867-0786.
I will be sending out a followup announcement with a few more details as a reminder about a week in advance of the conference.
Maps Cataloging Librarian (rank of Librarian), Penn State University
Vice-Chair, Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT), and
Co-Editor, Journal of Map & Geography Libraries