ARLIS/MOUNTAIN WEST CHAPTER
The Art Libraries Society/Mountain West Chapter will host its Annual Conference on November 7-9, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference meetings will be held on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus, in the UNLV Libraries facilities. The two buildings used will be the Lied Library (new main library) and the Architecture Studies Library.
The airport is only ten minutes from the hotels downtown and from the UNLV campus. Taxi is the best transportation to the hotels, but you could check with your hotel about a shuttle service.
Since we will be meeting on campus, there is no "room block" or one specific hotel. Hotels within walking distance of campus are a prime choice, though you could stay at a strip hotel and take a taxi to campus [campus is ten minutes from the strip, the cost for a cab will be $6-$8]. Closest strip hotels are Bellagio, Bally's, Caesar's Palace, Paris, Luxor, New York New York, and Aladdin.
Costs for Vegas hotels are on a sliding scale. The fewer people in the hotel, the cheaper the rate [which is why we are NOT holding the conference on the weekend]. So book early [NOW], but then call back close to the date and see if there is a cheaper rate available!
Hotels within walking distance to the campus [Swenson and Harmon, Paradise and Harmon -- see map of campus above) are the Alexis Park, Embassy Suites, the Hard Rock, and AmeriSuites.
Some of the hotels are already fully booked, so make your reservations soon!
Alexis Park. Paradise and Harmon
Lots of greenery. No gambling. All suites, quoted at $99-109. Great for roommates! They have an agreement with the Hard Rock across the street for their guests to use the Hard Rock's shuttle to the strip. Phone: 702-796-3322.
Hard Rock. Paradise and Harmon
Definitely gambling and lots of Vegas ambience. Shuttle to the strip. Phone: 702-693-5000.
Embassy Suites. Swenson and Harmon
Non-gambling, non-smoking. All suites -- 2 double beds and pull-out queen sofa -- easily fits three. Shuttle to strip is willing to take you to the campus too. Complimentary breakfast. They quoted me a rate of $179. Phone: 702-795-2800.
AmeriSuites. Paradise and Harmon
Suites, $89 special Internet rate [see web page, subject to change without warning]. Non-gambling, non-smoking from 5th floor down. Their airport/strip shuttle is willing to drive you over to the campus [and according to the web page anywhere within 5 miles]. Complimentary breakfast. Phone: 702-369-3366.
2001 CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Program and Local Arrangements Committe:
Jeanne Brown (Chair), Patricia McRae, Mary Graham, Miguel Juarez, and Maurya Smith
Travel Award: Genni Houlihan and Tom Riedel
Print Program: Tom Riedel
Registration: Joyce Henderson
Conference Webpage: Chris Ramsey
2001 CHAPTER OFFICERS
President Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey
Fine Arts Librarian
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
President-Elect Jeanne Brown
Head, Architecture Studies Library
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Past President Tom Riedel
Distance Learning Librarian
Regis University, Denver, CO
Secretary/Treasurer Joyce C. Henderson
Visual Resources Curator
University of Arizona Art Department, Tucson, AZ