Friday, June 8, 2012

Details and Reminders

Sunday, 10 June 2012
Icebreaker & Early Registration
7:00 - 8:30pm
Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303

Monday, 11 June 2012
Registration opens at 8:00am
The conference will be held on campus at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the ATLAS Center. (Click here for a campus map.)

Shelly will meet attendees at the Boulder Inn on Monday. At 8:15am, she will walk with everyone over to the campus. It is about a 20 minute walk.

Parking can be found at the Euclid parking garage. (Click here for a map.)
"The Euclid AutoPark (EAP), located between Broadway and 18th Street (east of the UMC) is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day. From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F, the EAP parking rate is $1.75 per hour up to three hours. After three hours, the rate is $3.00 per hour. The parking fee is $3 from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. each weeknight and all day Saturday and Sunday. EAP accepts payment by check, cash and credit card."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Boulder restaurants

Boulder takes food seriously: it’s often locally raised, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, free-range, or served at a communal table, and it’s always delicious.  We’ve listed a few of our favorite restaurants and cafes under the “Boulder” tab. Explore and tell us what you discover!  (Especially Shelly--she is a complete chowhound.)

Friday, April 20, 2012

PLC Agenda Now Available

Visit the Program page for the current PLC24 agenda.

And don't forget to register! The early bird rate is good through the end of April.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Roommates wanted - conference hotel

At least one person is seeking a roommate for the PLC.  Are you also looking to share hotel costs?  Send us a message ( and we'll connect you.

Sharing a room can reduce total hotel costs for the week by about US$250.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Conference hotel now the most solar-powered in Boulder County

Last week the Best Western Boulder Inn completed installation of photovoltaic panels that will produce 28,694 kWh of electricity annually, providing approximately 25% of the hotel’s overall electrical needs.

Other green practices carried out by the Boulder Inn include dual flush toilets, single stream recycling throughout the hotel, and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products.

As the conference hotel, the Boulder Inn is offering a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $104 plus tax for one king-sized bed and $114 plus tax for two queen-sized beds.  Contact Ari ( and mention the Colloquy to obtain the discounted rate. More information on lodging for PLC24 here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Call for papers - 24th PLC - deadline approaching

Don't let the week slip by without submitting your abstract to the 24th Polar Libraries Colloquy in Boulder, Colorado. The deadline for submissions is March 16.

Send your abstract, along with your name, email address, and the names of any co-authors, to  Proposals for papers, panel sessions, and posters are encouraged.

The conference theme, "Cold Regions: Pivot Points, Focal Points," may provide inspiration but any topic that applies to polar libraries or information is welcome.

Conference registration is required in order to present a paper.  Proceedings of the conference will be published online; some papers may become part of a special journal issue on library collaboration.

This week is also a good time to register for the conference at the early bird rate.

We look forward to hearing from you.
 - Gloria Hicks
 - Allaina Wallace
 - Shelly Sommer
PLC24 conveners

Monday, March 12, 2012

SouthPole-sium follows PLC, focuses on books on Antarctica

Book lovers, writers, publishers, collectors, and buyers interested in Antarctic materials may want to schedule their flights to PLC to accommodate a trip to The Antarctic Circle's SouthPole-sium, immediately following the PLC 15-17 June in New Hampshire.