2019 Annual Meeting

Friday, June 7th from 9am-12pm
This year's meeting will be held at The Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY
    (see the bottom of this page for directions and information about photo ID needed to enter the Main Gate at West Point.)

This meeting's special guest is Miguel Figueroa of ALA, who will be giving an interactive presentation on the future of libraries.

Cost: $25 for members (including affiliate members), $40 for non-members
 

Schedule of events:
8:15am Coffee, registration, and vendor displays
9:00am Welcome remarks and breakfast
9:30am business meeting & awards
10:45am Presentation and workshop with Miguel Figueroa
12:00pm closing remarks
1:00pm optional tours of the United States Military Academy campus and library (see below for details.)

About the speaker:

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries, an initiative from the American Library Association.
He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services;NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers.He is a
graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from
Hispanic and Native American perspectives.  

 

 

About the tours following the meeting:

The Library tour includes a guided tour through Jefferson Hall Library and Learning Center, the main Library facility for the Academy. The tour will also visit our Special Collections and Archives facility adjacent to our main Library where historical materials related to the history of the Academy will be available for viewing. Tours will generally take up to 45 minutes, though guests may stay to visit the facilities and view materials as long as they like. 

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ONLY APPLIES TO THE LIBRARY TOUR:

All visitors to the USMA Library will be required to complete a brief background check and receive a Local Area Credential (LAC) badge. Requirements regarding this background check and ID process are online here: https://home.army.mil/westpoint/index.php/about/visitor-information. Please review that website closely as it includes all the information you need to know about the application process and the forms of identification required. It is recommended that you arrive early before the Southeastern meeting to complete your background check and receive your badge.

Another option is to attend a public tour given by West Point Tours (http://westpointtours.com/). They offer two tours, one lasting 1 ¼ hours and one lasting two hours. Both tours depart from the West Point Visitors Center in Highland Falls just south of the Thayer Hotel and visit the Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, and the Plain. The longer tour includes a visit to the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel. These tours are offered for a fee and reservations should be made at the tour operator website. All tour participants will be required to show valid, government-issued identification such as a driver’s license or passport. Complete information is available at the tour operator website.

Accommodations for the meeting have been made possible in part by our generous sponsors:

EBSCO
Educational Furnishings
Technical Building Services
Wolters Kluwer / Ovid
New England Journal of Medicine
Riverside Bank a Division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Company

directions to the Thayer Hotel:
The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point
674 Thayer Road
West Point, New York (NY) 10996

From their website:
Q: Where do I enter West Point?
You should enter at the Thayer Gate.  At the Thayer Gate you, and all occupants of your vehicle who are over 16 years of age, will be asked to furnish a valid photo identification such as; a current valid driver’s license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Acceptable forms of identification for adults over 18 include: driver’s licenses, a US passport, Department of Defense issued identification card, a permanent resident card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-551), a foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp or visa or an employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766).   Driver’s licenses from the American Samoa, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington State will have to use one of the other approved form of identification to enter West Point. See Our Parking PDF for more information. 
 
Q: Do I need any special pass to enter The Thayer Hotel?
When you enter West Point at the Thayer Gate, you do not require a special pass to enter The Thayer Hotel.  At the Thayer Gate, you and any occupants of your vehicle who are over 16 years of age will be asked to furnish a valid photo identification such as; a current valid driver’s license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Acceptable forms of identification for adults over 18 include: driver’s licenses, a US passport, Department of Defense issued identification card, a permanent resident card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-551), a foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp or visa or an employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766).   Driver’s licenses from American Samoa, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington State will have to use one of the other approved form of identification to enter West Point.  If you are going onto the main part of West Point, past the second gate, there are additional security requirements that can be found on the West Point official page. Learn More
 
Q: Do you have valet parking? How much is parking?
Yes. Valet parking is included in the facility fee for our individual guests, and it is included in the cost of your special event or corporate meeting package.  If you do not opt for valet service, but would like assistance with your luggage, please use the call box located at the parking lot entrance for golf cart assistance.  One of our valet will assist you and provide you a ride to the front door of the hotel.
 
Q:  Is there handicap parking?
We have limited handicap parking spaces located at the front of the hotel.  In the event that those are taken, our valet staff will assist you.
 
Q: What is the closest train station/airport?
The closest train station is the Metro-North station in Garrison, NY, about a 15 minute drive.  The closest airport is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, about a 30 minute drive. 
 
Q: Do you provide transportation in and around the US Military Academy at West Point?
While we are located on Academy grounds we do not offer regular transportation.  Please inquire at the Front Desk for group transportation options.