Workshops & Events

  • Workshops
  • Booksellers’ Showcase
  • Exhibits
  • Receptions & Outings
  • Restaurant Night
  • Tours

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

Presenter: Lisa Browar, Linda Hall LibraryLisa Browar

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

Presenters: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of IllinoisLisa Janicke Hinchliffe

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.

Ars Libri

Boston

MA

B & B Rare Books

New York

NY

B&L Rootenberg Rare Books

Sherman Oaks

CA

Lorne Bair

Winchester

VA

Bartleby's

Washington

DC

F.A. Bernett Books

Boston

MA

Between the Covers Rare Books

Gloucester City

NJ

Bolerium Books

San Francisco

CA

Boston Book Company, Inc.

Boston

MA

The Brick Row Book Shop

San Francisco

CA

Bromer Booksellers, Inc.

Boston

MA

Buddenbrooks, Inc.

Boston

MA

Crescent City Books

New Orleans

LA

Cumberland Rare Books

Northampton

MA

James Cummins Bookseller, Inc.

New York

NY

DeWolfe & Wood

Alfred

ME

Division Leap

Portland

OR

Eclectibles

Tolland

CT

Franklin Gilliam::Rare Books

Charlottesville

VA

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

San Francisco

CA

Johanson Rare Books

Baltimore

MD

Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.

Kennebunkport

ME

Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller

Santa Monica

CA

Kelmscott Books

Baltimore

MD

Eric Chaim Kline

Santa Monica

CA

Liber Antiquus

Washington

DC

Bruce McKittrick Rare Books

Narberth

PA

Howard S. Mott

Sheffield

MA

Musinsky Rare Books

New York

NY

Palinurus

Jenkintown

PA

Rabelais

Portland

ME

William Reese Company

New Haven

CT

L & T Respess Books

Charlottesville

VA

Royal Books Inc.

Baltimore

MD

Rulon-Miller Books, Inc.

St. Paul

MN

Ken Sanders Rare Books

Salt Lake City

UT

Garrett Scott, Bookseller

Ann Arbor

MI

Tavistock Books

Alameda

CA

Ten Pound Island Book Company

Gloucester

MA

Ursus Books Ltd.

New York

NY

Michael Weintraub

New York

NY

E. Wharton & Co.

Crozet

VA

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.

 


 

Aracari

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 display and associated catalogue are funded by the Coypu Foundation.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Welcome Reception

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

Pilgrimage Court

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.

Wednesday

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.

Restaurant Night

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.

Thursday

Reception at Rural Life Museum

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.

Restaurant Night

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:

 

Restaurant Guide

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

 

 

 

 

Restaurant Map

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

Tuesday, June 21 - All Day

Downtown Baton Rouge 2010, photograph by Michael Taylor
  • Scenic and Spicy South Louisiana, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21 - Half Day

  • 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.

Thursday, June 23

  • 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.

Friday, June 24th

  • Old State Capitol, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • New State Capitol, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

LSU On Your Own

  • Tour a variety of different places on the LSU campus at your leisure.

 


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