ASIST 2001 Annual Meeting
   November 2-8, 2001
   J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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Registration, Travel and Hotel Information                                                                                                                    


Five Easy Ways To Register!

  1. Online: All transactions are secure via the ASIST Online Registration form .  Or you may print a copy of the form in PDF format (if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here);
  2. E-mail: Send registration and credit card information to;
  3. Phone: Call 301-495-0900. Please have your credit card ready. We accept MasterCard, VISA and American Express;
  4. Fax: Send your completed registration form, including credit card information, to 301-495-0810;
  5. Mail: Send your completed registration form (one per registrant) along with a check, money order or credit card information to: ASIST Conference Registrar, Dept 5189, Washington, D.C. 20061

You will receive a written confirmation of your registration within two weeks, if you sign up before October 20, 2001.

Special Rates
The early registration deadline has been extended
. Sign up by
September 28, 2001 to receive our special early bird rates!

ASIST and Sister Society Members: Members in good standing of ASIST or one of our sister societies—the Special Libraries Association, the Medical Libraries Association, and the American Association of Law Libraries—qualify for member rates. Include the name of your association and your membership number on the registration form.

If you are not already a member of the ASIST family, sign up when you register and you will qualify for the membership rate. The total package—a one-year membership and admission to the conference—is less than the non-member rate for the conference alone.

First-timer: If this is your first ASIST conference OR if you have never taken an ASIST continuing education course you can save an extra $75 off your total registration fees if you sign up for the full conference and any full-day CE course.  This offer is not available at student or retiree rates.

One-day Rates: If you can't join us for the whole conference, take advantage of our special one-day rates! Early bird and member rates are also available on single-day registrations

Other: Student and retiree rates are available for both members and non-members of ASIST.

On-Site Registration Hours:

Thursday, November 1

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, November 2

8:00am - 10:00am
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday November 3

8:00am - 10:00am
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday November 4

7:30am - 4:00pm

Monday November 5

7:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesday November 6

7:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday November 7

7:30am - 3:00pm

Thursday, November 8

8:00am - 11:00am


Cancellations and Refunds
We will honor all cancellation and refund requests received in writing before October 5, 2001. Unfortunately, we can not issue refunds after this date. All refunds will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refund checks will be issued six to eight weeks after the conference.
Special event fees are non-refundable.

Annual Banquet and Proceedings
Anyone registering for the full conference (except for students) will receive one admission ticket to the Awards Banquet, which will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001, and a copy of the Proceedings. Additional banquet tickets or copies of the Proceedings may be purchased on site.

A Special Note to the Disabled
ASIST is committed to ensuring that no one with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently from other conference attendees because of the absence of an auxiliary aid or service. If you are in need of such an aid or service as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact ASIST headquarters at 301-495-0900 or indicate the necessary items or services on the special needs line of the registration form.

We Are Here to Help
IIf you need additional information about the conference or registration please feel free to contact us by:

Phone:  301-495-0900
Fax:      301-495-0810
Mail:     ASIST, 8555 16th Street, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Maryland Relay Services number for the hearing impaired: 1-800-735-2258.

Special Travel Announcement

Washington's Reagan National Airport is scheduled to reopen October 4, but with limited flights. Though it is expected to increase its capacity, there may be restrictions on incoming flights.

Alternatives to National:

Washington Dulles Airport:    Has shuttle buses (Washington Flyer) to the Washington subway system, Metro.  The Orange Line from West Falls Church requires no transfer to get to Metro Center, the closest to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.  The cost from Dulles to the West Falls Church Metro stop is $8 one way, $14 round trip, takes 25-30 minutes and runs every 30 minutes. [Recently Washington Flyer discontinued service to the downtown hotels.]  The URL for the Washington Metrorail system is

Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI): (There usually are less expensive fares into and out of BWI than to either Dulles or Reagan National airports.)

SuperShuttle service is available to and from most hotels in the Washington D.C.  Tickets can be purchased at the WCC terminal at Super Shuttle's BWI Airport transportation desk located in the baggage claim level of Pier C.  To arrange service to BWI, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 1-800-BLUE-VAN (1-800-258-3826).  Rates range from $26 to $32 each way; additional passengers $8 each way.   Express Service fare is $24 one-way, and $40 round trip per person.    go to "ground transportation, then to "Washington, DC."

Rail Service, BWI to DC's Union Station Phone numbers:

  BWI Rail Station:   (410) 672-6167

Both Amtrak and MARC go from BWI into DC's Union Station where connection to Metro's Red Line to Metro Center is quite convenient.

  Amtrak :  1-800-USA-RAIL 

  MARC : 1-800-325-RAIL  

For a schedule of trains, go to and click on Penn Line Southbound

Washington's Metrorail System:


ASIST has selected Stellar Access, Inc . (SAI) as the official travel agency for ASIST 2001.  Call 1-800-929-4242 and ask for Group #425 to receive the following discounts or the lowest available fares on any other carrier.  Outside the U.S. & Canada, call 619-232-4298 or Fax: 619-232-6497.

American Airlines and US Airways - save 5 percent to 10 percent on lowest applicable fares.  Ask about applicable zone fares.  All rules and restrictions apply.  For travel between October 29 and November 13, 2001. Washington, DC is served by three airports Ronald Reagan National, Baltimore-Washington International and Dulles International.

For more information, visit SAI's Web site at Note: First time users to their website must register. 

A $10 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purshased via phone service.  If you book online, there is no transaction fee. BOOK YOUR TRAVEL ONLINE NOW!

Reservation hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT

You call direct or use your own agency, refer to these codes:
American Airlines, 1-800-433-1790, File # 85HIAG
US Airways, 1-877-874-7687, GF#18611915
Alamo, 1-800-732-3232, File # 432369 GR

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