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3rd Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference: FAQs

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Important Dates

Registration Opens: November 10, 2017

Registration Closes: March 2, 2018

Conference Dates: March 21-22, 2018

Credit Card Payment: As of February 12, 2018, only credit card payments will be accepted.

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Join the conference mailing list by emailing Brian Gray, Team Leader of Research Services, at


Phone: (216) 368-2992

Brian Gray
Team Leader of Research Services

E. Gail Reese
Associate Director for Public Engagement and Library Administration



  • What is the price of the conference?
    • The conference rate is $250.
  • Where can I stay?
    • An exclusive conference rate has been arranged at the Tudor Arms Hotel - Doubletree by Hilton (10660 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106). The "PL Conference Block" is now FULL.
    • Call (216) 455-1260 to make a reservation today.
    • The rate is $129 per night (Tuesday and/or Wednesday). A mix of singles doubles, and suites are available until booked.
    • Discounts may not be honored after the room block is full or March 1, 2018.
    • See the hotel website for more details.
  • How do I get to the library from the hotel?
    • The Kelvin Smith Library staff will provide maps for those interested in walking. Shuttle transportation has also been arranged. Details to come.
  • How can I get around Cleveland?
  • What can I do in Cleveland?
  • Where do I park at the library?
    • The Kelvin Smith Library is located directly above Parking Garage 29 and has guest parking with prices ranging from $10-$15 a day. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Are meals included with registration?
    • Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and midday snacks for both conference days. The Wednesday night reception will include appetizers.
  • Where can I send my check?

    • Credit card payment is preferred but checks are accepted and must be received by February 16, 2018. Please make all checks payable to: Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).
    • Mail checks to: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7151, Attention: Gina Midlik.
    • Contact or (216) 368-2992 for questions regarding payment.
  • Can I get WiFi when attending?
    • All guests are welcome to use the free wireless network,"CaseGuest".
  • I am either traveling directly to or from the conference. Where can I put my stuff?
    • The Kelvin Smith Library staff will have a "coat check" available for coats or luggage brought to the library.
  • Where can I smoke?
    • The CWRU campus is tobacco free (smoking, chewing, and e-cigarette) as of summer 2017.