submitted by Joan S. Howland, Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law and
Director of the Law Library, University of Minnesota
Mark your calendars for a very special event at this summer's Annual Meeting:
the ALL-SIS Reception. Hosted by the University of Minnesota Law Library
with the generous support of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., the reception
will be held on July 17 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Elmer L. Andersen Library
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Completed in early 2000 and situated adjacent to the Mississippi River on the
West Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota, the Elmer L. Andersen Library
is a state-of-the-art facility which houses ten University special collections
and archives units and is home to the MINITEX resource-sharing service for 228
state and regional libraries. The Reception will feature periodic tours of Andersen's
two storage caverns, mined at 80 feet below grade, and each two stories high
and the length of two football fields. Library guides will share information
about how these caverns are protected from flooding by the Mississippi River
and explain the unique challenges and benefits of excavating and building storage
caverns on this subterranean site.
The Exhibit Gallery of Andersen Library will feature an exhibit from the Sherlock
Holmes Collections of the University of Minnesota Library, the world's largest
collection of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle. Mementos of this exhibit will be hand printed for guests by a local
printer on a replica of a Franklin Press in the Andersen Library.
As those who are familiar with Sherlock Holmes know, his death was never reported
in the London Times; he has made repeated appearances throughout the last century,
and it is rumored that he may make an appearance the evening of July 17. Come
to Andersen Library, renew friendships, and keep your eyes open for Sherlock
Invitations will be send to you the first part of June. Bus transportation,
generously supported by BNA, will be provided from the Convention Center.