Special Activities

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Opening ALADN Conference Reception: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us to meet and mingle with participants for cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres in the Symphony Ballroom overlooking PNC Park and the Allegheny River. Entertainment will be provided.

Dean’s Dinner, Hosted by Rush G. Miller, Hillman University Librarian, 7:45 p.m., Monterey Bay Fish Grotto.
All library dean’s and library directors are invited to join Pitt’s Hillman University Librarian Rush Miller and co-host Roger Strong from Gale Cengage for dinner following the opening reception at one of Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. The restaurant has had a singular focus — bringing the Finest Fresh Fish to its guests. Transportation will be provided.

Monday, May 20, 2013

ALADN 2013 Pittsburgh Banquet, Grand Concourse Restaurant, 6 p.m.
Join us for the annual banquet where the location of ALADN 2015 will be announced. Interested university hosts should come prepared to share information about their location so those in attendance can vote. Dress for the banquet is business attire. This year’s banquet will feature a few surprises, so be sure to attend and have some fun! Grand Concourse is located in the beautifully restored Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station, and is a legend all its own. Part of the historic Station Square in Pittsburgh, Grand Concourse has gorgeous stained glass and timeless mosaics.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fallingwater Tour ($65.00)

View Fallingwater website

Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 43 miles (69 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

Hailed by Time shortly after its completion as Wright's "most beautiful job", it is listed among Smithsonian's Life List of 28 places "to visit before you die." It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the "best all-time work of American architecture" and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA. The cost of $65.00 will include Coach luxury bus transportation, a boxed lunch and admission to Fallingwater. The bus will depart the Renaissance Hotel at 12:30 p.m. and will return by 5 p.m. Dress casually and in layers, with comfortable walking shoes – you will be encouraged to walk the grounds to get the best photographs of the residence.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Baseball Game, 7:05 p.m.

The University Library System at Pitt is sponsoring the Pirate game in the Pittsburgh Baseball Club section. A short walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from the hotel awaits PNC Park, which opened in spring 2001. It is an intimate, classic-style ballpark that embraces the progressiveness of Pittsburgh while saluting the spirit of early ballpark originals. Its prime location along the shore of the Allegheny River takes advantage of scenic vistas of the downtown skyline and riverfront, creating an exciting and dramatic urban sports venue.


For those who love the links, indicate your interest in golfing one of Pittsburgh’s most interesting and exciting courses, Grandview Golf Club. For those who are interested, a library staff member will be in touch to arrange foursomes for either Sunday or Tuesday afternoon.