Communication Studies Committee Tours

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During each ALA meeting (Midwinter and Annual), the EBSS Communication Studies Committee sponsors a tour of a media-related orgnization.  You do not have to be a committee member or an EBSS member to attend.   

Annual 2009, Chicago

The Communication Studies Committee and the Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee would like to invite you on a free Tour of Chicago Public Radio during the ALA conference!

When:  Monday, July 13, 10:30 AM (lasts approx. 1/2 hour)
Where:  "Center of the Navy Pier," downtown Chicago
Address:  848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60611-3509
Directions:  The Free Navy Pier Trolley passes in front of several ALA hotels.  Other transportation options are also available. 

Please contact Missy Murphey if you would like to go on this tour.  If we get enough interest, they are happy to set up a second tour. 

Visit WBEZ 91.5FM online for more information.

Midwinter 2009, Denver

 Are you interested in digital media?  Open access or non-commercial media?  User-generated media content?  Then sign up today for a tour of Denver Open Media at ALA Midwinter!  Co-sponsored by ACRL EBSS Communication Studies Committee and ACRL Media Resources Discussion Group

Denver Open Media is a cutting-edge non-profit media organization based in Denver, CO that works with local and national community groups to produce and distribute digital audiovisual media.  Librarians are invited to tour Denver Open Media and to take part in an informal, interactive presentation on Denver Open Media's digital media tools and facilities.   Read more information about Denver Open Media's mission, educational services and media programs. 

4-5pm on Saturday, January 24, 2009

700 Kalamath Street (Not far from the Denver Convention Center), Denver CO

Please email Amanda Hornby if you are interested (the tour limit is 30 people).  Please indicated in your RSVP if you are interested in sharing a cab or shuttle on the ride over to Denver Open Media

Sponsored by:
ACRL EBSS Communication Studies Committee
ACRL Media Resources Discussion Group

Annual 2008, Anaheim

No tour

Midwinter 2008, Philadelphia
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 9:30 to 11:30 am

A tour of the facilities of the Philadelphia Inquirer, followed by the opportunity for up to 25 attendees to sit in on the Inky's morning news meeting. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer is located at 400 N. Broad Street, about a 15 minute walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Contact Missy Murphey if you are interested in attending this tour; you do not need to be a member of EBSS to attend, but space is limited so act fast! 

Annual 2007, Washington DC
Monday, June 25, 2007 at 10 am to 11 or 11:30

Plan to make time to tour National Public Radio.  See where your favorite NPR shows are produced and meet the NPR librarians!  NPR is very convenient to the Washington Convention Center.  [ Map

Space is limited to 25 participants.  Contact Heidi Senior if you are interested in attending this tour.

Midwinter 2007, Seattle
Monday, January 22, 2007 at 10 am

A tour/discussion with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.  [ Map

The Dart Center is in the Communications Building on the University of Washington Seattle campus, an easy bus ride from the Convention Center.  Contact Heidi Senior if you are interested in attending this tour; you do not need to be a member of EBSS to attend. 

Annual 2006, New Orleans

Tour of WDSU New Orleans cancelled

Midwinter 2006, San Antonio

Annual 2005, Chicago

  • Crain Publication on Monday, June 27 at 10:30 am
  • BBDO Ad Agency on Monday, June 27 at 1:00 pm
  • WGN on Friday June 24. This trip was cancelled because the tour guide had to cover the Cubs and White Sox baseball game.

Midwinter 2005, Boston
Tuesday, January 18 at 10:00 am

WGBH Boston public broadcasting station

Annual 2004, Orlando

No tour

Midwinter 2004, San Diego
Monday, January 12 at 10:30 am

San Diego Tribune newspaper facility, including the library

Annual 2003, Toronto
Monday, January 23 at 10:00 am

  • Toronto Star, followed by
  • Canadian Broadcasting Company Archives

Midwinter 2003, Philadelphia

Annenberg Library, The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania