For information on the Hans Bethe House, which is the dorm we will stay in and where the workshop is held, use this link.

For a map of the Cornell campus, use this link.

Directions to the Hans Bethe House The street address for the Hans Bethe House is officially 314 West Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850.
NOTE: Please consult the campus map!! Using the above address in Mapquest does not get you to the correct place. It is nearby, but not correct. I used 6499 Sperry Hall, which I found by playing with the GPS, and it got me to the parking lot by the building. That parking lot is also known as Forest Park Lane. This was a problem for many in past years, so beware. Safe driving, Livia Sabourin.

Logistics & What to bring to Cornell 2011 SLMS Leadership Retreat
NOTE: The bedrooms are NOT air-conditioned but the common areas in the halls and suite lounges are. Some people keep their bedroom doors open within the suite, others find opening the windows (they have screens) and/or bringing small fans is fine. There is a ceiling fan in each room. Plan to run the shower ta while the first time to get the water hot before the first person gets in! There is no mirror in the bedroom.
Already here, Sara KJ

What to bring? Possibilities are:
Laptop/iPad/Netbook/Tablet and power cords for the workshop.
√ Flashlight (in case of power outage)
√ Alarm clock
√ Coffee pot
√ Radio/iPod
√ Shorts, jeans, capris (dress is very casual)
√ Your favorite library t-shirts. You may want to bring your favorite badge holder to hold your keys, etc.
√ Sweatshirt/sweater (air-conditioned meeting room may require layers of clothing)
√ Umbrella & raincoat/jacket
√ Extension cords for your hairdryer/electric shaver/Laptop and power cord for the workshop.
Small fan. Lounges in the dorms are air conditioned but individual bedrooms are not.
√ You don’t need to bring linens, towels and soap; those are provided. NEW: DO bring something to carry your toiletry items to the suite bathroom.
Library-related items for an auction (and cash or checkbook)! We will have an auction* on Monday evening to benefit the Carol Kearney Leadership Retreat Scholarship.

This will be my first time attending. What is the Leadership Auction about? What should I bring? On Monday evening, we will gather after dinner for a program related activity (Tech Smackdown this year) and then will help raise funds for the Carol A. Kearney Leadership Retreat Scholarship by bringing items, library-related or white elephant in good shape, to donate to the auction. Items should be in good condition and baskets of related items are encouraged. Please bring some gently used books and other items to sell. If you can put several items together in a basket that would be great. However, there are volunteers who help put baskets together immediately after the Monday afternoon workshop. Please make sure all items you bring are clean and in good condition. All proceeds from the auction go directly towards scholarships for retreat participants the following year. Thus, bring items to donate and cash or a checkbook; there will be some real bargains! (Items for the auction should be brought to the conference room first thing Monday AM or after lunch.)

Thank you to all who can donate items.

We will have access to Cornell’s exercise facilities & pool. You may also want to bring good walking shoes as Ithaca & Cornell have many places to explore.

Check in: Saturday for Board members: 4-6pm. Please let Christine or Sara know ASAP if you can’t make that time frame. or <> Parking permits are included in your registration and will be available at check-in. See directions below.
Sunday 2 pm – 10 pm; Monday 8 am at Hans Bethe House, 314 West Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Check out: 10 am on Tuesday

The dorm rooms have a shared hallway bathroom. Rooms have one or two beds and up to five bedrooms in suites. If you have a handicapping condition & have NOT notified Christine, please do so immediately. PH: 347-558-5428 <>

Emergency phone #s
Hans Bethe House (where we will meet) (607) 255-7210 Cornell Police (607) 255-1111
Christine’s cell (347) 558-5428 Sara’s cell (518) 569-2339

Meal arrangements
We will eat our meals in the Carl Becker House, just two buildings down from the Hans Bethe House.
Reminder: Dinner is on your own on Sunday evening
Breakfast: 7 am – 9 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 2 pm
Dinner: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Check out the retreat wiki for further information. Don’t forget to let us know which restaurant or winery you will be attending. (We need to let them know how many will be coming).

Parking Availability
25 spots in the Sigma Phi Lot, more in the WD/University Lot, first come, first served.
Parking is included in your registration. All will be able to unload before going to the adjunct lot.
The WD, University Avenue, and Sigma Phi parking lots are available for participant use.
Consider carpooling! Contact Christine Hatami to find out who from your area is going.