Africana Librarians Council
Spring Meeting, May 2-4, 2002

Host Campus
University at Albany
State University of New York

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York, 12222

University Libraries - Uptown Campus

Directions to the Libraries

Uptown Campus Map

Meeting Schedule


Africana Studies Department


Transportation, Maps and Local Info


Conference Contact


Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Address: 1228 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Phone Number: 518-489-2981
Toll free Number: (888 963-7666)

Special meeting rate: Single: $74.00, Double: $88.00
(Price range if not booked by April 11th: $80 - $100)
Rates include a full-course breakfast. Free Parking. ACCVB Member

To guarantee the conference rate and space, please call and confirm individual hotel arrangements by April 11, 2002.

The Best Western Sovereign is reserved for ALC participants.A total of 50 rooms will be held for meeting participants. 40 non-smoking rooms have been held from April 29 - May 5, 2002. The hotel is located directly across from the University at Albany, uptown campus. It is situated on the Western Avenue side of the campus. This hotel has the closest proximity to the University at Albany Science Library where meetings will be held. Van service to and from meetings will be offered on a "first come, first served" basis.

Other Hotels: There are several hotels close to the university, however, many of them do not provide restaurant service though local restaurants provide delivery service to these hotels.

Accommodations The list below reflects selections from this Web site.

Hotels near the Albany International Airport (requiring individual transportation to meetings)

Hotels within walking distance to the University at Albany Uptown campus(without restaurant service):

Transportation, Maps and Local Info

Albany Maps

Albany International Airport


Ground Transportation

Transportation - directions to the University - Includes bus, train, taxi

Map of University at Albany campus

Car rental at Albany Airport
Car rental is available at the Albany International Airport through Avis (1-800-331-1212), Budget (1-800-527-0700), Enterprise (1-800 Rent-A-Car), Hertz (1-800-654-3131), National (1-800-227-7368) and Thrifty (1-800 THRIFTY). Thrifty car rental is located off-site from the airport. Advance reservations are important.

Absolutely Albany

American Sightseeing International

Capital Region Chamber of Commerce

I Love New York - The Official New York State Travel Site

Saratoga New York - The Official Online Guide

Urban Voices Newspaper


Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall

Sweet Honey In The Rock
SATURDAY, MAY 4 • 8PM • $25

This a cappella ensemble of six African-American women performs music that lives deep within our souls and challenges us to examine our perceptions, our motives, and our actions. Its music is rooted in the rich tradition of the African American church and grounded in the freedom songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Proctor's Theatre

Saturday, May 4, 2002 @ 8 PM
Isaac Hayes (Theme from "Shaft")is not only a great R&B performer - but his roots as a singer and musician reach deep into blues and jazz. He's sharing Proctor's stage with the astonishing Cyrus Chestnut (Cyrus Chestnut & Friends, A Charlie Brown Christmas) - whose virtuostic piano playing has prompted the Detroit News to describe him as "a pianistic wizard who blends the agility of Oscar Peterson with the incisiveness of Monk."
$29- $39

The Eighth Step - May Concerts

New York State Museum

Capital Repertory Theatre

Albany Parks and Leisure

New York Parks and Conservation Association

Five Rivers Environmental Center

Thatcher State Park (20 minutes from Albany)


Conference Contact

For additional ALC Spring 2002 meeting information, please contact:

Deborah M. LaFond
Social Sciences Bibliographer
University at Albany
University Libraries - UL 205
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12222

Phone: (518)442-3599; Fax: (518)442-3567