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2014 MSLA Conference

Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA

Saturday, March 8
NESLA Pre-Conference: Nonfiction Matters and the Common Core State Standards

Sunday and Monday, March 9 and 10
MSLA Conference:
Connecting, Creating, Caring: The School Library as a Third Place
Sunday Sessions     Monday Sessions

SUNDAY Author Spectacular:
2-3:00 PM Bookmark Judging  |  3-4:00 PM Author Showcases  |  4-6:00 PM Author Meet & Greet

Sunday Evening Banquet Speaker: Dr. Lisa Genova

Vendor Demonstration Rooms

List of 2014 Exhibitors with Contact Information
2014 Handouts

What is the "Third Place"?
Ray Oldenburg, in his influential book The Great Good Place,  argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. Oldenburg calls one's "first place" the home and those that one lives with. The "second place" is the workplace [or school] — where people may actually spend most of their time. Third places, then, are "anchors" of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction. All societies already have informal meeting places; what is new in modern times is the intentionality of seeking them out as vital to current societal needs. Oldenburg suggests the following hallmarks of a true "third place": Free or inexpensive; Food and drink, while not essential, are important; Highly accessible: proximate for many (walking distance); Involve regulars – those who habitually congregate there; Welcoming and comfortable. (Wikipedia)

HOTEL Reservations 

Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis  35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA  02601    Note: Reservations must be made by phone.
For reservations - 866-828-9111 or 508-775-7775
MSLA Room Rate: $108/night (single/double) + tax
Reserve by February 15, 2014 to get the conference rate.
The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis is a luxurious four-season resort located in the picturesque village of Hyannis - "The Home Port of Cape Cod", a premier location for meetings, recreation and relaxation. Hyannis boasts the largest concentration of businesses, shops, restaurants and entertainment spots on Cape Cod.
Cover Letter
Information Packet
Floor Plan
Electrical Contract and Sponsorship Opportunities

Kathy Lowe, MSLA Executive Director, for program and registration information
Melissa Lynch, MSLA Conference Coordinator, for information about exhibiting at the conference
Last Updated ( Friday, 07 March 2014 )

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