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2012 SDC Annual Meeting Information

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Thanks to all for a great meeting in Nashville!  

Presentations from the meeting;  2012 SDC Annual Meeting Presentations

SDC Annual Meeting Pictures (pdf):  Session, Keppel Awards, misc.


The SDC Annual Meeting will be held December 11-13 (new SDC orientation will be Dec 11, am) in Nashville, TN.  For those SDCs who are members of the Library Statistics Working Group the meeting will be held, Friday, December 14.  We will be meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.  Meeting rooms are one level below the main level.  New SDC session, Tuesday am, December 11 (8:30-12:15pm; registration 8:00am) will be held in the Ryman Studio JK and the General session, Tuesday pm (2-5:00pm; registration 1:30pm) will be held in Ryman Studio PQR (see hotel map below). 


New IMLS travelers (and SDCs whose banking information has changed) will need to fill out an ACH form which you will receive in the email.  Travel reservations will be made after October 1, the start of the FY2013 fiscal year. 


Justification for SDC Annual Meeting is below for those needing a letter for travel approval from their states/territories.

 Conference Justification FY2013.docx


Agenda: 2012 SDC Annual Meeting Agenda -final.docx


Networking get together:  Tuesday, December 11 (5:30-6:30pm; location: The Falls or The Fuse Sports Club has been suggested by the hotel; see the Hotel map on the meeting wiki page  ).  For those wanting to participate in an exchange please bring an item specific to your state/territory (no more than $10-15 was suggested by the planning committee).   Participants are responsible for their own refreshments/food. 


These events are not sponsored by IMLS:  There will be a Baker & Taylor sponsored dinner and the Gaylord ICE Show Wednesday evening, December 12 (7-10pm, Gaylord Opryland Atrium in the Chrystal Gazebo).   There will be a User Group “Working” breakfast for Counting Opinion Subscribers on Wednesday, December 12, 7-8:20am (Ryman Studio L) & a Counting Opinions sponsored SDC breakfast (all) on Thursday, December 13, 7-8:20am (Ryman Studio L).  You will be receiving separate invitations for these events. 


Airport Shuttle: Gaylord Opryland offers daily roundtrip shuttle service from the Nashville International Airport to the Hotel. Upon your arrival to the airport, you can find the Gaylord Opryland Welcome Desk on the lower level of the airport between the two escalators. An agent can assist with your travel needs and ticket purchase.  Please let the agent know you are with the "IMLS SDC Annual Meeting". The fee is billed directly to the hotel and paid by IMLS.  You can also use the kiosk, which is conveniently located at the welcome desk. If an agent is not available to provide assistance, you can find the Hotel's shuttle located immediately to the left as you exit the front door of the lower level of the airport. 

Daily shuttle schedule:

  • 5 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Daily express shuttle service: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (departs every 20 minutes)

After hours:  Taxis: http://www.nashintl.com/ground_trans/taxi.aspx   


About the hotel 

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is 10 minutes away from the Nashville Airport and is a short distance to downtown by vehicle or riverboat.  The Gaylord Opryland offers a variety of restaurants and shopping.  For more about the hotel see http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/index.html

FAQ:  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/about-gaylord-hotels/faq/index.html

Hotel map:  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/meetings/meeting-planners-toolkit/brochures/assets/HotelMap.pdf

More Brochures:  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/meetings/facilities-guide-brochures/index.html 

Dining & Shoppinghttp://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/nashville-tn-dining-activities/index.html

Food and Beverage Brochure:  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/meetings/facilities-guide-brochures/assets/OP_FoodandBeverageBrochure.pdf

"Quick Eats" (Open for lunch, 11:00am)

The hotel offers a shuttle to downtown.  Cost is $15 each way.  The shuttle will take you to the Wild Horse Saloon, 120 2nd Avenue in North Nashville.


Opry Mills Mall (433 Opry Mills Drive) near by the hotel complex: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1259


Special Event tickets:  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/a-country-christmas/tickets/index.html





About Nashville, TN:




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