Less than a week until SHEAR's 38th annual meeting opens in New Haven and I have a few updates to share.
- The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is undergoing renovations and you must page your materials in advance so that they can be brought to Sterling Library. Learn more at http://beineckelibraryrenovation.yale.edu
- The Papers of Benjamin Franklin editorial offices, located on the second floor of Sterling Memorial Library, holds the world's finest collection of materials relating to Franklin's life and times (books, pamphlets, engravings, &c.) -- and extends a warm invitation to SHEARites. They are offering a tour of the offices on Thursday, July 21st at 3:00 p.m. Those interested can congregate at the security gate in front of the stack entrance of Sterling Library. On Friday, July 22nd, the offices are open to the public from 9:00 to 5:00; visitors should call the editors at (203) 432-1809 to make arrangements to be brought through the security gate and upstairs to the Franklin Collection.
- For Friday's off-site reception: a free shuttle van will make a continuous loop between the Omni hotel and St. Thomas More Chapel for those who wish to ride between the venues.
- The conference public spaces will have complimentary WiFi. However, if you are staying in the conference hotel, your guest room does not. Join their SelectGuest (the Omni's loyalty program) to receive free WiFi in your hotel room.
I send you traveling mercies,
And, if you have not yet downloaded the mobile app for the conference, I encourage you to do so. The app has everything you need to know for the conference, including the full program, locations, maps, travel information, links to registration, hotel, sponsors, and exhibitors, and much more. The instructions follow:
Step 1: Download the App!
The first thing you'll need to do is download the app on the device you're bringing to the event. The app only works on iOS or Android devices. If you use a Blackberry or you want to use your computer and not a smart phone, skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 6 to use the mobile version of the app.
Step 2: Log in
Tap the hamburger icon in the upper-left corner to open the side nav, then Log In.
Step 3: Enter your info
You’ll be prompted to enter your first and last name. Tap Next. Enter an e:mail address, then tap Next again.
Step 4: Verify your account
A verification e:mail will be sent to your inbox. Open it and tap Verify Account. You’ll see your confirmation code has already been carried over. Just tap Finish.
Step 6: Access the mobile version and follow the prompts
Contact me at email@example.com or 405/409-5909 if you have any questions.
See you in New Haven!
Robyn Lily Davis, Ph.D.
National Conference Coordinator
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic