2004 AACRL Annual Meeting Information
2004 ALLA Conference: April 20-23, 2004
Location: Montgomery Civic Center and Embassy Suites Hotel
AACRL ANNUAL DINNER MEETING - APRIL 21, 2004
AACRL will hold its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, April 21, at the Silver
Spoon a la Carte Café in Montgomery. In addition to a brief business meeting, Dr. Fred M. Heath, vice provost and
director of general libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, will be the
keynote speaker. His presentation is entitled "The Academic Library in a Digital
World: Problems and Possibilities."
About the Speaker
Prior to moving to UTA in 2003, Heath served as dean of libraries at Texas A&M
for ten years. Heath, who also was appointed professor in the School of Information
at The University of Texas at Austin, holds the Sterling C. Evans Endowed Chair
at Texas A&M. He was director of libraries at Texas Christian University from
1987 to 1993 and from 1980-87 was dean of library services at the University of
Heath is president of the Association of Research Libraries and is convener of
the Texas A&M University Council of Deans. He was president of the Big 12 Plus
Library Consortium in 1998-99 and president of the Texas Council of State
University Librarians in 1998-2000.
Heath received his doctor's degree in education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University, his master's degree in library science from Florida State
University, his master of arts degree with emphasis in Russian history from
University of Virginia and his bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University.
Heath will also be the speaker at the ALLA/CUS breakfast on April 22.
About the Dinner
The AACRL dinner meeting will be held at the Silver Spoon a là Carte Café in
Montgomery on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. Appetizers and Blossom Tea
will be served as guests arrive and mingle at 7:00 p.m., with dinner being
served at 7:30 p.m.
According to APT's "Gridiron Gourmet," Leslie Bailey, owner of the Silver Spoon,
is Alabama's "five star" chef:
"Leslie's cooking style demands for the experience to be simple, delicious,
and above all fun. . . ."
Bailey owns Silver Spoon Caterers and the restaurant Silver Spoon a la Carte,
both in Montgomery, Alabama. She also hosts a weekly segment entitled What's
Cooking with Leslie? on the local NBC affiliate's 5:00 PM newscast. She has also
hosted two Alabama Public Television cooking marathons, Desserts Southern Style
and Casseroles Southern Style, and has been a Montgomery, Alabama radio personality
for more than 21 years. In 1994, Bailey received a Special Achievement Award from
the US Small Business Administration, and in 1993 received an Emerging Award from
the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. That same year, she was named National
Small Business of the Year. Bailey also serves on the boards of Montgomery AIDS
Outreach, the Janis Capilouto Center for the Deaf, the Alabama Restaurant Association,
the Montgomery YMCA, and FAME, the support organization for Booker T. Washington
Magnet School for the Performing Arts Board Member. Her numerous community
theatre performances include Godspell, Carousel, Showboat and Man of LaMancha.
Reservation Form & Directions
Those interested in attending must complete one of the reservation forms below by April 12th.
The cost of the program will be $40.00, which will include a five-course gourmet dinner
(see menu below) A vegetarian alternative will be provided upon request (on the
Reservation Form (pdf)
Reservation Form (word.doc)
Reservation Form (html)
The Silver Spoon is located in a bistro-type facility at 222 North McDonough
Street, approximately 0.6 miles from the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Montgomery.
The Embassy Suites Hotel is the convention hotel for the Alabama Library Association
2004 Convention, which is scheduled for April 20-23.
Directions: From Embassy Suites at 300 Tallapoosa Street, go 0.2 mi. to Commerce
Street. Bear right onto West Jefferson Street for 0.1 mi. Continue on East
Jefferson Street for 0.2 mi. and turn right onto McDonough Street. The Silver
Spoon is located at 222 North McDonough Street.
Toasted ravioli in marinara sauce
Shrimp and corn chowder
Fruited spinach salad with mandarin oranges, strawberries, croutons, and poppyseed dressing
Chicken Extraordinaire (chicken breast stuffed with herbed cream cheese, wrapped in bacon)
Wild rice medley
Southern green beans
Chocolate chip pecan pie with Kahlua cream
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