Spring 2013 chapter meeting scheduled in Omaha, June 6 – 8
Kay Logan-Peters of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln has organized a great agenda for our upcoming chapter meeting, and sends this information. Please RSVP to her by May 29.
Thursday, June 6
5:00—Gather at Embassy Suites bar/breakfast lounge for free drinks (for registered guests) before we walk to dinner at 6:30 at Omaha’s historic King Fong Chinese Restaurant at 16th and Douglas. (There is a hotel shuttle for non-walkers—this is about a 7 block walk so wear comfy shoes if you plan to walk.) King Fong is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Omaha and was recently purchased by Oscar-winning film maker Alexander Payne, an Omaha native. The food is cheap and the experience is one of a kind.
Friday, June 7
7:30-8:30—Gather for breakfast at Embassy Suites.
8:30-8:45—Walk to UNO/Kaneko Library, 11th and Jones. (3 blocks)
8:45-9:00—Welcome from Lindsey Bailie, UNO/Kaneko Library.
10:45-12:00–Tour of Kaneko with Heike Langdon, Director of Visitor Services
12:00-1:30–Lunch at the Upstream Brewing Company
1:30-3:00–21st Century Collection Development
Amelia Nelson – Report on the Art MuseumLibraries Symposium at the Peabody Essex Museum
Phillip Jones- E-books and Patron-driven acquisition: Academic Library experiences
Kay Logan-Peters – Revamping an approval plan for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning and Interior Design
Susan Craig — Colection Building and European Art Book Dealers
3:00-3:30—Walk/drive to the Durham Museum (6 blocks or return to hotel for shuttle)
3:30-5:00—Visit the Durham Museum, former Union Station and Art Deco masterpiece now serving as Omaha’s history and heritage museum. Architectural tour with a museum docent
6:30—Dinner at the Jackson Street Tavern
Saturday, June 8
Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center. $6.00
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. $15.00
Joslyn Art Museum. Free admission on Saturday mornings, 10:00-Noon.
Saturday is the opening of Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color
Not to be missed when visiting the Old Market area:
–Jackson Street Booksellers, a used book store that is crammed to the rafters with all kinds of books
–La Buvette, a French bistro and grocery with an excellent wine list and sidewalk tables. Tres Bien!
–The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, located across the street from Kaneko, is open until 5 daily.
..and a host of other shops, restaurants, tattoo parlors, galleries, coffee houses…
Please RSVP to Kay Logan-Peters by May 29 @ email@example.com
Cost for the meeting is $6.00, payable in Omaha.
Omaha is a fun city. I look forward to hosting your visit.