SHEAR 2016: Final Conference Preparations

Less than a week until SHEAR’s 38th annual meeting opens in New Haven and I have a few updates to share.

  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is undergoing renovations and you must page your materials in advance so that they can be brought to Sterling Library.  Learn more at http://beineckelibraryrenovation.yale.edu
  • The Papers of Benjamin Franklin editorial offices, located on the second floor of Sterling Memorial Library, holds the world’s finest collection of materials relating to Franklin’s life and times (books, pamphlets, engravings, &c.) — and extends a warm invitation to SHEARites.  They are offering a tour of the offices on Thursday, July 21st at 3:00 p.m. Those interested can congregate at the security gate in front of the stack entrance of Sterling Library.  On Friday, July 22nd, the offices are open to the public from 9:00 to 5:00; visitors should call the editors at (203) 432-1809 to make arrangements to be brought through the security gate and upstairs to the Franklin Collection.
  • For Friday’s off-site reception:  a free shuttle van will make a continuous loop between the Omni hotel and St. Thomas More Chapel for those who wish to ride between the venues.
  • The conference public spaces will have complimentary WiFi.  However, if you are staying in the conference hotel, your guest room does not.  Join their SelectGuest (the Omni’s loyalty program) to receive free WiFi in your hotel room.

I send you traveling mercies,

Robyn

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