Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Beerbrarian's Guide to Computers in Libraries 2012, Washington, DC

Since I live in DC, I thought an insider's perspective might be useful for the upcoming Computers in Libraries 2012 conference, which meets at the Hilton just north of Dupont Circle.

A few words about the guide:
Anything posted below has been vetted by me. These are places I frequent, or at least have been in. Not mentioned is that west of the conference there are many embassies, which would be a nice walk during breaks, or after the sessions have ended for the day.

You don't want to do any of these things from 4:00 to 5:00pm on Wednesday and 9:00 to 10:00am on Saturday morning, because you'll want to be at my presentations, right?

There are some dine arounds, but they're at very pedestrian restaurants. I understand the distinction between a good meal and good food, so if you're doing one of these, it's for networking and the company, and not what's on your plate.

The Washington Post has a nice guide to the area. It's a bit unwieldy, but comprehensive.

I write for on the side. Here's their guide to beer in the area.

If you're familiar with Dupont Circle and think I missed anything, please let me know.


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  1. Thanks for sharing this Jake. Even though I've gone to CIL for the last 10 years or more I never seem to have a good grasp on the restaurants available to me in the area. This is a big help!

  2. This post is relevant to my interests.