ACRL Arts Section Blog

January 5, 2012

Dance Librarians Discussion Group Virtual Meeting: January 12

Please join the Dance Librarians Discussion Group for our bonus virtual meeting on January 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST.  Our special guest will be author, Stephen Manes, whose recent book, Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet, provides backstage access to a major American ballet company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Manes followed the company closely for over one year, documenting the 2007-2008 season and its aftermath in extraordinary detail.

You do not need to be a member of the American Library Association to participate in this chat, but you must register as a user at the ALA Connect site and sign up for the Dance Librarians Discussion Group community page.

Stephen Manes has written more than thirty books and hundreds of articles in a long career of making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated.  His columns on personal technology have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and other publications.  Manes also was a creator and co-host of the weekly public television series “Digital Duo.”  His books include the biography, Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry—and Made Himself the Richest Man in America (1994).  Manes is also well known for his works for children and young adults, including: Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! (1996) and its sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday (1996).

March 4, 2009


Although neither the Arts Section nor the Dance Librarians Discussion Group will be meeting formally at the Seattle conference,  I would like to propose an informal outing to a performance of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, which will be presenting its “Broadway Festival” program (which includes pieces by Balanchine, Robbins, Stroman, and Wheeldon) during this time.

Friday evening (March 13) seems to offer the fewest potential conflicts with conference events.  Group of tens or more receive a discount of 20% on tickets, but there is also a 20% promotional discount (through the Take Part in Art festival) currently on offer for that performance as well, if we cannot meet that mark.  Even if you can’t make it on the 13th, I highly recommend catching another performance while you are in town.

If there is sufficient interest in the 13th, I will get in touch with those of you who respond (through this blog) individually to follow up.

Hope to see some of you in Seattle!  There is also the possibility (if we can squeeze in a time that works for everyone) of arranging a brief tour of the PNB library at the Phelps Center during the afternoon of Saturday, March 14.

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