Midwest Chapter Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
On behalf of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2016 annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter, Music Library Association, we wish to welcome you once again to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. This marks the fourth occasion that the libraries of Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University have had the pleasure of hosting this meeting; that this year also celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Midwest Chapter, makes it even more a cause for celebration! The meeting will take place October 13-15, 2016, and will be held at the beautiful Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located in “uptown” Normal, Illinois. Please see the hotel website: (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bmimc-bloomington-normal-marriott-hotel-and-conference-center/) for a complete hotel description and featured amenities. The hotel is at the heart of the constantly developing Normal commercial district and is within easy walking distance to a variety of retail specialty shops, restaurants, nightspots, and the Illinois State University campus. The Illinois Wesleyan University campus is about a 15-20 minute walk down Fell Avenue from the conference hotel.
The Program Committee (Sheri , Anne Shelley, Tom Caw, Rob Deland, Bob Delvin) has strived to bring together an interesting and varied lineup of conference presentations celebrating both the Chapter’s past and its future, regional music history, archival collections, digitization projects, cataloging practice, and instruction. Also, a first for a Midwest Chapter meeting will be three poster presentations by chapter members. We trust there will be topics of interest to all attendees. In addition to the daytime program events, a corporate-sponsored mixer will be held on Thursday evening, and a special anniversary dessert reception, sponsored by the host libraries will be held on Friday evening. All program events will be held at the conference hotel.
Consult this guide for information about the conference program, hotel reservations, registration, things to do in Bloomington-Normal, and more!
We look forward to seeing you all in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Bob Delvin & Anne Shelley,
Local Arrangements Committee