Where The DCVB's Sending All Those Librarians Due to Descend Upon Downtown Next Week

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The American Library Association Midwinter Meeting's set for January 20-24 at the Dallas Convention Center, so you know what that means: Thousands of librarians, publishers and authors will be checking out the city for a few days. Perhaps the city can find someone amongst the bunch to lead the Dallas Public Library system, for which no director's yet been chosen out of the last-we-looked stack of three finalists. Though, I do see interim director Corinne Hill's scheduled to give a talk titled "Dallas Public Library on Re-imagining the Public Library in a Post-Recession Economy." And Lisa Loeb's coming home to give the "Wrap Up Rev Up Celebration."

Anyway. Whilst tooling around the ALA's website I espied a link directing convention-goers to a day-by-day itinerary specially prepared for the confab's attendees. And since we occasionally take a look at what outsiders recommend, I thought we'd browse the insiders' look-see at the city's must-to-do's -- and by insiders, I mean a visitors bureau run by a guy who lives in Southlake. Still. Look below. But, spoiler alert: Southfork and NorthPark are on there (and the Spaghetti Warehouse!), but, so sorry, Oak Cliff. You too, Fair Park. ALA Meeting Itinerary

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Dallasgirl5683
Dallasgirl5683

the CVB is membership based.  So mostly they recommend members and depending on the event, location of the accommodations and the clientele's request determines what goes into their itinerary.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

If you go to the VisitDallas.com website, and look under "SIghts & Attractions," the first thing on the list is Six Flags, which is in Arlington.

VivlianWozz
VivlianWozz

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Sa
Sa

God help us - the librarians are in town.  According to my mom, who is a retired librarian, the librarians are big time party animals.  Lock up your husbands and sons.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Re-imagining the library has meant getting rid of some of the books, staff, and hours, and turning the branches into social destinations, where people hang out at free internet terminals and chat. I think they're but a step away from opening up fast food restaurants in them, as well.

Brenda Marks
Brenda Marks

I'm willing to bet the featured few had to pay for this little bit of "free" advertising.  And note to Mr. Southlake -- since your operation also runs (amok over) Farmer's Market, how about at least listing Pecan Lodge and La Popular?

VJ
VJ

Man!! how embarrasing!!!  Seems like the the DCVB knows the least interesting places to send out of town visitors.

Borborygmus
Borborygmus

Where is the *ucking picture of Kent Rathbun?

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

Sweet, time to get the suit cleaned and head out to the Hyatt, and pick up on librarians that have first hand experience of WWI. I'll have to cock block some scholastic book lobbyist trying to pimp his company's rewrite of the US contstitution ratification.

Thanks for the heads up Robert. Nothing like new meat coming to town. I bet all the handicaped parking is going to be a perfect spot to set up camp, and watch some blue hairs toss insults at eachother.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Any idea where the majority of the librarians are staying? Just curious if they are mobile or have to walk and/or use DART.

Have to agree that some of that stuff is pretty lame and not places I would encourage out-of-towners to visit.

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

It irks me to no end that there's no mention of Fair Park. Don't they think SOME of these librarians would be interested in history and architecture? No, let's send them to Victory Park where there's nothing to do.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

I know that when I'm thinking of going to Uptown, or thinking about a nice steak, I'm thinking Texas Land & Cattle. wait.... What???

James
James

Um Dumb Dumb (by which I mean DCVB), Tom Tom Asian Grill closed long ago and has already been re-opened as Malai... So we're going to send these people to a place that's no longer open??

Paul
Paul

Well, at least the recommendations are in the City of Dallas.  I wonder how much it cost to get a mention in this flyer?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

From the ALA:

Locations:Dallas Convention Center – DCCAdolphus Hotel – ADOLFairmont Hotel – FAIRHyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion – HYATT**Magnolia Hotel – MAGMarriott City Center – MAROmni Hotel Dallas – OMNI*Sheraton Dallas Hotel – SHER**Off Site – OS*Headquarters**Co-Headquarters

John_McKee
John_McKee

I've tried Texas Land & Cattle a few times since I live down the block and always had some of the worst steaks I have ever had. Of all the steak places in Uptown, Texas Land & Cattle, seriously?

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