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2005 AACRL Annual Meeting Information

2005 ALLA Conference: April 19-22, 2005
Location: Sheraton Civic Center, Birmingham, AL


About the Speaker | About the Dinner | Menu | Reservation Form & Directions

AACRL will hold its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, at Mauby's Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to a short business meeting, Dr. Bill Nelson, Library Director at Augusta State University, will be the keynote speaker. His presentation topic is "How Should Academic Libraries Address the Requirements of the SACS Principles of Accreditation?" He will briefly explain why the new SACS document is a challenge for academic libraries, suggest a strategy for compliance, and address opportunities for library contributions to student learning outcomes.

About the Speaker

Dr. Bill Nelson is Professor and Library Director at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. He has also served as library director at Mobile College now the University of Mobile (1974-1982), Carson-Newman College (1982-1985), and Samford University (1985-1993).

Dr. Nelson received a B.A. in English and a B.A. in History from Centenary College of Louisiana. He received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies and a M.L.S. from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Nelson's research and publication interests include ALA and ACRL standards, SACS accreditation, and the GALILEO Project (Georgia's virtual library). He served as Chair of the ACRL College Libraries Section Standards Committee which produced the 2000 edition of the Standards for College Libraries. He was appointed to the ACRL College and Research Libraries Standards Task Force which developed a common set of standards for all types of libraries in higher education called the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. He also served as Chair of the ACRL Committee on the Status of Academic Librarians and was a member of the Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes Assessment. He was recently appointed Chair of the new ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Review Task Force.

About the Dinner

The AACRL dinner meeting will be held at Mauby's Restaurant in Birmingham on Wednesday, April 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

From the Mauby's website (http://www.birminghammenus.com/maubys/),

"Recently remodeled by Richard Tubb, and nestled in beautiful Mountain Brook, loyal clientele of Mauby's delight in the quaint neighborhood charm and consistently creative cuisine. The menu changes daily with hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, lamb, pork, and chicken entrees served with a French Cajun flair. Patrons enjoy the casual sophistication of the main dining area or a more relaxed atmosphere on the garden deck featuring a wood burning fireplace during colder months."


The dinner will include a tossed garden salad, an entrée with side items and bread, a dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at your expense at the bar.

Entrée (Choice of:)

Grilled New York Strip Steak (served with Dijon au poivre)
Mauby's Baked Stuffed Chicken (boneless chicken breast stuffed with feta cheese, mushrooms, spinach, scallions, and herbs served with lemon cream sauce)
Grilled Salmon (served over parmesan polenta in citrus lobster broth)
Pasta Primavera (vegetarian)

Dessert (Choice of:)

Key Lime Pie

Reservation Form & Directions

Those interested in attending must complete one of the reservation forms below by Monday, April 11th. (You do not need to be a member of AACRL to attend.) The cost of the dinner and program is $40.00.

Reservation Form (pdf)
Reservation Form (word.doc)
Reservation Form (html)

Mauby's Restaurant is located at 121 Oak Street in Crestline Village in the Mountain Brook area of Birmingham.

Directions: From the Sheraton Hotel, take Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North towards the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Turn right onto 24th Street North which becomes 24th Street South. At the fork after University Boulevard, go left to continue onto 26th Street South which becomes Niazuma Avenue then Pawnee Avenue then Country Club Road then Montclair Road. From Montclair Road, turn right onto Memory Lane. (This road is not well-marked. It is the first traffic light after the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Look for a right turn lane, a street sign on the left side of the road for Morningside Drive, and a post office on the corner.) When Memory Lane forks, go left onto Euclid Avenue. Turn right onto Church Street (clock tower) and immediately turn right onto Oak Street. The restaurant is located by the Emmet O'Neal Library.

For online map users, the starting address is 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham AL 35203 and the ending address is 121 Oak Street, Birmingham, AL 35213.

Please contact Jennifer Long at (205) 934-6364 or jmlong@uab.edu if you have any questions or need more information.

Previous Annual Meetings:
2004 AACRL Annual Meeting

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