Convention Managers Annual Report 2019

submitted by Wendy Sistrunk

Current Roster

  • Wendy Sistrunk, Convention Manager (2020)
  • Andrew Justice, Assistant Convention Manager (2020)

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

2019 Annual Convention, held Feb. 20-24 at the Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection
by Hilton in St. Louis, Missouri: Completed

  • Registration of 398 individuals, including 28 students
  • 34 paid exhibitors occupying 48 tables (plus 7 gratis tables)
  • Two pre-conferences offered sponsored by the Education Committee: Up-to-Date on Music Preservation and Binding (19 registrants), and Cultural Competency Training for Librarians (64 registrants)
  • Emerging Technologies and Services Committee (ETSC) and the Digital Humanities Interest group sponsored a post-conference Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the nearby St. Louis Public Library
  • First year of five year contracts with Hilton properties and with V-Cube (streaming)
  • Outgoing Convention Manager, Diane Steinhaus, to make some edit to the Convention Manual: Completed


List of Future Goals

In Support of SP: Organizational Excellence. Objective 1: Develop and sustain the necessary resources to ensure the vitality of the Association, its programs and services

  1. 2020 Annual Convention, to be held Feb. 26-29, 2020 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, Norfolk, Va.
  2. Outgoing Convention Manager, Wendy Sistrunk, to make edits to the Convention Manual