- Booksellers’ Showcase
- Receptions & Outings
- Restaurant Night
Two workshops will be offered on Tuesday, June 21 at the Hilton Baton Rouge. Space for each is limited and pre-registration and advance payment are required.
The Changing Philanthropic Environment: What You Need to Know About Fundraising in the New Millennium
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, Governor room
Registration: Limited to 24 participants
Cost: $85 (includes materials and morning and afternoon coffee breaks)
The September 11 tragedies, Hurricane Katrina, a host of catastrophic natural disasters across the globe, along with the stock market failure of 2008 seriously altered the fundraising landscape for grant-seeking and grant-making organizations. This workshop will introduce the realities of contemporary philanthropy, including the financial, legal, administrative, and ethical concerns that confront fundraisers. Participants will gain an understanding of the non-profit organizational form and the regulations governing the funding of non-profit institutions, and become familiar with the tools and techniques of modern fundraising. Whether participants have sole responsibility for attracting external financial support or work with development professionals to meet funding goals, this workshop seeks to improve fundraising effectiveness by providing an enhanced understanding of the philanthropic environment.
Learning by Design: Working SDRAWKCAB From Goals to Achieve and Document Learning Success
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, Victory room
Registration: Limited to 24 participants
Cost: $90 (includes materials and morning and afternoon coffee breaks)
Using the "Understanding by Design" model (developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe), this workshop will introduce a systematic approach to designing learning experiences (one-one consultations, one-time group instruction, credit courses, etc.) through a focus on learning outcomes. This model is also known as a "backwards" design model. Learning activities, instructional strategies, and embedded assessment methods are all derived from the outcomes in order to create a cohesive and effective learning design. The workshop will be an active exploration of this instructional design approach including opportunities to apply the principles to participants' own scenarios. Participants in the workshop will be able to:
- understand the "backwards" design model that focuses on learning outcomes;
- use the Understanding by Design model to develop learning experiences;
- demonstrate student learning success through embedded assessment.
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is presenting a Booksellers' Showcase on Tuesday, June 21, in the Riverview Ballroom of the Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, the main meeting venue. The showcase will feature over 42 ABAA member exhibitors. It will be open continuously from 9:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., culminating in a Welcome Reception from 6:00-7:30pm. Thanks to the enthusiasm of ABAA's membership, this will be the largest Booksellers' Showcase ever presented at RBMS. We encourage you to visit the showcase and enjoy meeting booksellers, catch up with colleagues, and browse books.
Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, Riverview Ballroom
The Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are given annually for excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for electronic exhibitions of such materials. A display of this year’s submissions and winners will be on display at the Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel on Wednesday morning.
Please see the RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee Website for further information on the Leab Awards.
AVES: A Survey of the Literature of Neotropical Ornithology
LSU Libraries Special Collections presents AVES: A Survey of the Literature of Neotropical Ornithology. The exhibition will run from Monday, May 23 – Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Hill Memorial Library.
Curated by Tom Taylor, the exhibition features selections from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection, as well as a variety of bird specimens from the LSU Museum of Natural History. Topics covered include a history of South American field expeditions, biographies of collectors and naturalists, and modern bird guides. An exquisite flock of “bird books” spanning the 17th to 19th centuries is the central feature of the exhibition, almost as rare and beautiful as the birds it portrays.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
A welcome reception, sponsored in part by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) will be held on Tuesday evening from 6–7:30pm at the Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, in the Riverview Ballroom where the ABAA Booksellers’ Showcase will take place. The showcase will remain open during the reception.
New Members' Mixer
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the welcome reception, a New Members’ Mixer will be held celebrating new attendees. It will be held at a venue within easy walking distance of the hotel. All are welcome to get to know new members and enjoy each other’s company. Make sure to include this event in your registration! The $18 ticket price includes select appetizers and a cash bar will also be available.
Scholarship Recipients' Breakfast
A breakfast for scholarship recipients will be held from 7:30–8:30am in the Hilton Baton Rouge Hotel, Governor room. Scholarship winners will have a chance to meet one another and RBMS and ACRL leadership. This event is by invitation only.
Led by local volunteers, small groups of conference participants are invited to visit some of Baton Rouge’s best restaurants. Everyone will be responsible for the cost of his or her own meal and transportation (if necessary). There will be several restaurants with a range of prices and cuisines to choose from. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Registration table.
After a day of sessions at Louisiana State University, buses will take participants to the LSU Rural Life Museum for an evening of southern style foods and an opportunity to peruse the indoor and outdoor displays of folk architecture, tools, utensils, furniture, and farming equipment, of the diverse cultures that settled and farmed preindustrial Louisiana.
Louisiana is known for its excellent food. Baton Rouge has many wonderful restaurants that we hope you will be able to enjoy during your stay. Some of the restaurants that will be included in Restaurant Night are:
- Juban's Restaurant - Upscale fine dining Creole Louisiana style
- The Chimes - LSU hangout with great bar and tasty eats
- Parrain's Seafood - Traditional Louisiana fare including all your fried favs
- Albasha Restaurant - Local Greek and Lebanese
- Little Village - Upscale Italian dining downtown
- Bistro Byronz - French bistro w/Louisiana flair
- Chelsea's Cafe - Bar atmosphere with great food
Restaurant Guide is here! (Printer friendly PDF)
The Guide is divided into sections:
- Restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
- Restaurants within walking distance of LSU
- Restaurants that require a taxi drive
Zoom out to see all the restaurants or click on the link below the map to enlarge
View Baton Rouge Restaurants in a larger map
To complement the main conference programming, the local arrangments committee has organized a variety of tours of local library facilities and area attractions. Some tours include transportation fees and require advance reservation and payment as part of the preconference registration process. Sign-ups for other tours will take place onsite at the registration/welcome desk. All tours have space limitations and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Tour Schedule Overview – CLICK ON THE DAY FOR DETAILS & SIGN UP
- Scenic and Spicy South Louisiana, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Walking Tour of Downtown Baton Rouge, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
- Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- LSU Museum of Art, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Louisiana State Museum, 2:00-4:00
- CARTE Museum, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
- LSU Textile and Costume Museum, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
- Virtual Tour of LSU’s Historic Campus, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
- "Aves: A Survey of the Literature of Neotropical Ornithology" exhibition, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
- Old State Capitol, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
- New State Capitol, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
- Tour a variety of different places on the LSU campus at your leisure.