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Field Trip & Tours – Special Libraries Association conference

Saturday, June 08, 2002

4.30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tour of the Los Angeles Times Library

Visit The Los Angeles Times editorial library for demonstrations of the staff-developed electronic resources used to support the research needs of the newsroom. The library Intranet, in-house research databases of public records, a web-based request form and a search interface linking the text and image archives will be featured. The new “library workspace” created to enhance the timeliness of the archiving and indexing of paginated pages will be described, and the digital archive of editorial art and graphics will be on display. Tour groups will meet in the lobby of The Times at 145 S. Spring Street. This tour is not a ticketed event.

6.30 PM – 9.30 PM

SLA Tour: Best of LA

Ticketed Event #225

Price: $20.00

Enjoy a fully narrated and professionally guided tour of the best that Los Angeles has to offer. We’ll start in Hollywood at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the most famous motion picture theatre in the world. There you will be able to stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame where over 2000 of your favorite celebrities are honored with a star in the sidewalk. Next we’ll cruise down fashionable Rodeo Drive, considered by some to be the world’s most prestigious shopping street. Whether it’s the fabulous buildings or the notion that at any moment you might lust spot a famous celebrity, Rodeo Drive is thought of as the most American of streets with a uniquely Southern California attitude. You’ll round Out your tour by seeing the best of downtown Los Angeles, home of the spectacular Music Center and Los Angeles City Hall. The Music Center provides quality music, dance, and opera for the Los Angeles community. The center also holds the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of the Academy Awards for many years. The Los Angeles City Hall was used in films almost from its dedication in 1928. You will recognize city hall in many of your favorite television shows such as Dragnet, Superman, L.A. Law, as well as movies like Mildred Pierce, War of the Worlds, 48 Hours, and countless Disney films. Welcome to Los Angeles, city of multiple personalities–perhaps the ultimate experiment in urban diversity that our evolution–crazed species has yet produced!

Monday, June 10, 2002

3:00 PM – 5.00 PM

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Library and Museum Site Visit

Join members from the transportation division as they visit this unique resource. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Library is one of the most comprehensive transit-related, operator-owned resources of material in the US. This is not a ticketed event.

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

11.00 AM – 5:00 PM

Getty Research Library Photo Study Collection

Ticketed Event #655

Price: $45.00

With its proximity to the Getty Research Library’s Special Collections and the Getty Museum, the Photo Study Collection’s visual resources serve art history and the humanities with unique research opportunities. Learn about the special features of the PSC and the PSC database, tour Research Library, and enjoy an opportunity to view exhibitions and tour the gardens. By invitation only.

3.30 PM – 5:00 PM

Evolving Skylines: The New Downtown

Ticketed Event #705

Price $10.00

The “new downtown” (or “Bunker Hill”) in Los Angeles is largely the product of the efforts of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City. Beginning in the 1960s, this agency coordinated the investment of millions of dollars to develop a new downtown with a tall skyscraper profile that would contribute to Los Angeles’ world city status. With major office buildings and hotels in place, the area is a focal point for international capital and international travelers. This walking tour will examine such issues as urban development and architecture in the last 40 years, with an emphasis on preservation issues and adaptive reuse of existing structures. Tour limited to 60 participants.

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: The Image Creators

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a unique college. Tour the special exhibits and Center of Design Research at FIDM. View textile, costume design, and decorative arts with the center’s director, Kaycee Hale. Only steps from the Convention Center at FIDM, 919 South Grand Avenue, LA Campus. The Retired Members Caucus annual meeting will follow the tours at 5:00 pm. This is not a ticketed event.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Advertising & Marketing Field Trip and Roundtable

Join us on a tour of one of the hottest advertising agencies in the country–TBWA/Chiat Day. See where the campaigns for Energizer Battery, Apple Computer, and Nissan are conceived. Then we’ll have a boxed lunch while we hold our annual roundtable of the latest issues facing advertising and marketing librarians. This tour is not a ticketed event.

2.00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tour of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Margaret Herrick Library

Ticket Event #820

Price: $15.00

Devoted to the study of film, the Herrick Library houses extensive special collections of directors, costume designers, art directors, writers, and producers in addition to its book, script, poster, and clipping files. Join us for a fascinating tour of this one-of-a-kind facility. LIMITED TICKET AVAILABILITY. Location: Margaret Herrick Library, 333 S. La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. At the Northwest corner of La Cienega and Olympic Blvd.

Thursday. June 13, 2002

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour

Price: $20.00

Ticketed Event #900

See the center of solar system exploration! The tour includes the multimedia presentation “Welcome to the Planets,” as well as visits to the JPL Museum, Space Flight Operations Facility, Spacecraft Assembly Facility, Regional Planetary Image Facility, and JPL Library. Participants will be able to buy lunch at the JPL Cafeteria.

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach

Ticketed Event #910

Price: $52.00

Explore behind the scenes at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a $117 million, new breed aquarium with 12,000 ocean animals, representing over 550 species. The aquarium focuses on the marine life and seascapes of the Pacific Rim’s three regions: Southern California and Baja, Northern Pacific, and Tropical Pacific. In the Tropical Reef habitat, divers equipped with microphones will swim, talk with visitors, and answer questions. The aquarium galleries include 17 major habitats, 31 focus exhibits, and hands-on labs about marine life. Lunch on your own. The Aquarium’s indoor/outdoor restaurant, Cafe Scuba, offers delicious meals and a view across the bay to the Queen Mary and the downtown Long Beach waterfront.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MapLink and University of California Santa Barbara Map and Imagery Library Tour

Ticketed Event #905

Price: $20.00

Geography and Map Division tour to Santa Barbara with visits to MapLink and the UCSB Map and Imagery Library. A demonstration of the Alexandria Digital Library will be given at UCSB.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens

Ticketed Event #945

Price: $40.00

Sleep in late and take a relaxing tour of the beautiful Huntington Gardens. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different species of plants. Lunch on your own in the Cafe is $8-$11/ per person. Tour/admission includes access to the gardens, three art galleries, and a library. Explore on your own the art collections and library, more of the gardens, or both. Permanent art collections include a collection of British and French art of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Pinkie and Blue Boy, American paintings form the 1730 to the 1930s, and an exhibition of the work of early 20th-century California architects Charles and Henry Greene. A featured exhibition during our visit will be “William Morris: Creating the Useful and the Beautiful.”

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jewels of the Crown City

Ticketed Event #915

Price: $ 45.00

Join the Museum, Arts & Humanities Division for a tour of three of Southern California’s major cultural attractions. The morning will be spent touring the Norton Simon Museum and the Gamble House. As the two venues are close together, the tour group will be split between the two with a transfer to the other site midway through the morning. In the afternoon we will enjoy lunch and a tour of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jewels by the Sea: Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institute

Ticketed Event #920

Price: $65.00

A full day is planned for your finale at SLA this year. Explore the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at the Birch Aquarium and learn a few fish FAQs before we head over to visit the largest, private, non-profit research organization in the U.S., The Scripps Institute. And if that isn’t enough, and as time permits at the end of the day, we’ll fit in some exercise…shopping exercise that is!

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood and Movie Star Home Tour

Ticketed Event #925

Price: $45.00

On route to Beverly Hills, we will cruise down Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards and stop at the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Next we’re off to view the beautiful homes of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, and Holmby Hills. You will see the exteriors of estates of such Hollywood greats as Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Elvis Presley, and Lucille Ball. Be awe struck at the sight of Bing Crosby’s former home and producer Aaron Spelling’s (The Love Boat, Dynasty, and Beverly Hills 90210) 56,000-square-foot mansion. We’ll make sure to leave enough time to drive down Rodeo Drive, the most elegant street in the world.

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

LA’s Miracle Mile-Los Angeles’s Museum Row

Ticketed Event #930

Price: $45.00

On this tour you will visit two of the world-renowned museums that line a single block of the famed “Miracle Mile.” Our first stop will be the Peterson Automotive Museum with its exciting collections of vintage automobiles displayed in movie quality sets. There is even a gas station with “classics” waiting for a fill-up. This 300,000 square foot exhibition space showcases the largest automotive collection in the country. Next you’ll walk two short blocks to the largest art museum on the Pacific Rim, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, for a docent-guided tour. LACMA has become a dynamic part of the cultural life in Los Angeles with its outstanding exhibits, educational programs, concerts, and films. Both traditional and contemporary art in the museum’s permanent collection are available for the public to enjoy. We’ll stop briefly to view the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits. The tar (brea in Spanish) that seeps from these pits was used by Native Americans and early settlers to seal boats and roofs. In 1906, ge ologists discovered the pits had entrapped 200 varieties of mammals, plants, birds, reptiles, and insects from the Pleistocene Era, and preserved them as fossils. Disney-esque sculptures of mammals add a surreal touch.

9.30 AM – 2:30 PM

Life’s a Beach–Beach Tour and Third Street Promenade

Ticketed Event #935

Price: $28.00

Explore two of LA’s most popular beaches! Your first stop is in Venice Beach, known for its unique shops, art, and clientele. Our outing takes us through Marina del Rey, renowned as one of the larges manmade harbors in the world with more than 10,000 boat slips. You will be able to shop along the boardwalk, and watch the many bike riders, roller skaters, skateboarders, and maybe even a juggler or two–a most unique experience! Next you will Visit Santa Monica, where you can shop along the well-known Third Street Promenade or have a quick bite to eat at one of the many outdoor cafes.

9.30 AM – 6.30 PM

Island Adventure–Catalina Island

Ticketed Event #940

Price: $85.00

Relax and spend the day at beautiful Catalina Island before heading home and applying all you’ve learned at the conference. Whether you like sand in your shoes, shopping around, or just soaking up the sun, Catalina Island is a favorite relaxation destination for Los Angelinos, both famous and unknown.

10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Wine and Olives Tour

Ticketed Event #950

Price: $20.00

Join the FAN Division for a tour and tasting at the J. Filippi Winery in the heart of the Cucamonga Valley, shopping and lunch on your own at Ontario Mills (California’s largest outlet mall), and a tour of the Graber Olive House (a family-operated olive processing plant).

11.30 AM – 4.30 PM

SLA Tour: Art in LA–Visit the World Famous Getty Center

Ticketed Event #955

Price: $33.00

After eight years of construction at a cost of nearly $800 million, the exciting new Getty Center is being heralded as one of the world’s finest cultural showpieces. Upon arrival, you’ll board a tram for the five-minute ride up to the museum entrance. After a brief orientation film, you’ll embark on a self-guided tour. You’ll see paintings by many of the familiar masters: Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, and Cezanne to name a few. The museum’s famous French decorative arts and furniture are seen now in a series of splendid galleries. You’ll also discover one of the greatest collections of drawings by such artists as Michelangelo and Degas. From the museum’s terraces and walkways, visitors encounter breath-taking views of the nearby Santa Monica Mountains and the snow-capped San Gabriels, downtown skyscrapers, the Palos Verdes peninsula, and Catalina Island.

1:00 PM – 5.00 PM

SLA Tour: Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Ticketed Event #960

Price: $33.00

In recent history, each American President has had a library built for him to house his Presidential papers, books, and memorabilia. The Richard M. Nixon Library is this and morel There are displays and an exhibit on Nixon’s various campaigns; the Hiss-Chambers confrontations; his private life; the Kennedy-Nixon debates; his years in office; and, of course, fateful Watergate. This site also included the home where he was born and the site where he and his wife are buried. Truly a unique site not to be missed!

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