Special Events

Special Events


Welcome Reception – Wednesday, October 6, 2010 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This seminar event, sponsored by the University of Maryland’s iSchool, provides an opportunity for attendees of Library Research Seminar V to get together in a social setting, prior to the Library Research Seminar kick-off on Thursday morning. Attendees can get to know each other while they munch on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.


Bus trip to Annapolis for dinner – Thursday, October 7, 2010

Enjoy dinner, on your own, in downtown historic Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. Buses will depart at 5:30 pm from the Marriott Inn & Conference Center to take attendees to a drop-off point in historic Annapolis. Attendees will have three hours to eat at a restaurant of their choice before boarding buses at 9:00 pm at the pick-up point to return to the Marriott Inn & Conference Center.


Annapolis, The capital of Maryland, was the country’s capital when the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, was signed here. All four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence had impressive homes in Annapolis, which still stand today.


The small seaport brought visitors from around the world who shared the news of the day while enjoying the ambiance and exquisite tidewater cuisine of the local pubs. The same Tidewater cuisine which was appreciated in our colonial period is still a major part of Annapolis hospitality. The many pubs and restaurants in town offer Maryland specialties from the Chesapeake Bay. Some even date back to the 18th century.


Annapolis History: Click to learn more about the history of Annapolis.


Dining: Whet your appetite at one of the many spectacular waterside dining establishments along the shore of the Chesapeake and its stunning views of the Annapolis skyline. Enjoy Maryland-style crabs and seafood fresh from the Bay and always deliciously prepared; it will leave you salivating and wanting more.


Catered buffet dinner at the UMD Golf Course – Friday, October 8, 2010 5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Enjoy a catered buffet dinner in the banquet room on the grounds of the University of Maryland’s Golf Course, which is located just two miles across the road from the conference hotel. Register early because space is limited to 120 guests. Shuttle buses will be available to take attendees from the conference hotel to the golf course and return.


MacLeod Children’s Literature Lecture and Dessert Reception- Friday, October 8, 2010

This event, sponsored by the Anne S. MacLeod Endowment Fund, is the perfect way to end a stimulating day. The event is being held at the conference hotel, the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm.


The lecture topic is “The Impact of Modern Art on Picture Books.” It features Anne Scott MacLeod, historian and children’s literature scholar. She examines the interaction between modern art and the changing technology in the early twentieth century that led to the picture book we know today. As Americans embraced modernism in art, new printing technologies made it possible to reproduce highly designed children's books for a mass market. The creative collaboration between artists and book designers resulted in an enduring contribution to literature for the young, the American picture book.


Immediately following the lecture, enjoy a delectable assortment of desserts, with coffee and tea. Donations to the endowment fund will be accepted.