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2019 Annual AASL Conference: Quick Schedule

41st Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMarch 28th - March 31st, 2019
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2019 5:25 PM

Printable Conference Schedule and Program

Thursday, March 28th Conference Schedule

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm                                              

Tour: A Great Duo: Pittsburgh Public Buildings Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail (H.H. Richardson) and City-County Building (Henry Hornbostel), Tour guide: Martin Aurand and Daniel Willis : Meet at Westin Lobby at 2:15 pm - we will walk together to the Courthouse

Please carry a minimum number of items, we will have to go through security. Photography will be limited in some areas and there may be trials underway. 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Break
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AASL Happy Hour : Grand Concourse's Gandy Dancer's Saloon - the restaurant is located on the riverfront over looking the downtown skyline. (Lyft/ Uber required) meet at Westin lobby to coordinate rides or choose any of the local restaurants: Pittsburgh 

Friday, March 29th Conference Schedule

All sessions will be held at the Westin, 2nd floor, Washington room unless otherwise noted.

8:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast provided by Vendor sponsorships and opening remarks by Chris Sala, President
8:15 am - 10:00 am   

Vendor Showcase: Artstor, Building Types Online, FIMo, Bloomsbury Digital Library, Pidgeon Digital

10:00 am - 10:05 am Brief Break
10:05 am - 11:35 am  Pittsburgh’s Built Environment: What’s the Story? What’s the Buzz?:  Christine Mondor, Rob Pfaffmann, Charles L. Rosenblum
11:35 am - 12:30 pm Lunch is provided by Vendor sponsorships
12:30 am - 2:00 pm Joint Session: Architectural Information in a Post-Digital Era
2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Brief Break
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm Session One: The Professional Librarian
3:05 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break (vendor provided)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Session Two: Non-Traditional Collections
4:15 pm - 4:20 pm Break
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Discussion: Library Statistics Report
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Break
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Awards Reception and ACSA Topaz Keynote: Toshiko Mori, TBA
7:30 pm -  Dinner on own: see Pittsburgh tab for restaurants.  The Warhol Museum is open to 10 pm on Fridays.


Saturday, March 30th Conference Schedule

All sessions will be held on CMU’s campus at IDeATe Studio A and B (HL1) at Hunt Library.

30 min. travel time                                      Travel to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Bus 61 to CMU from from Sixth Ave at Smithfield St (there are multiple 61 (61A, 61B, 61C, 61D) buses that all go by CMU) one bus stop, bus comes every 5 minutes.
9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast catered by CMU
9:30 am - 10:30 am Session Three: Hybridity
10:30 am - 10:45 pm Break
10:45 pm - 11:30 pm Discussion: Design Theses
11:30 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch catered by CMU
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Tour: CMU campus
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Business Meeting
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Strategic Planning Meeting
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Break and travel 
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm ACSA Gold Medal Keynote : Wang Shu at the  Carnegie Museum of Art, Music Hall
7:30 pm -  Dinner on own - see Pittsburgh tab for restaurant listings

Sunday, March 31st Frank Lloyd Wright Tours

See Tours tab for schedule.