Final reminder for GNYMLA meeting @ BAM (11/6/15)

Dear all,
Here’s the final reminder for our upcoming meeting, this Friday 11/6, at BAM in Brooklyn. We will begin gathering at 9am, and the tour of BAM will leave at 9:30 (sharp!). Full details are below. I hope to see you there, for what promises to be an interesting tour and also presentations from Janelle Varin and Robin Preiss, on their respective recent work using text-mining in a music research context.
For any attendees who have not yet renewed chapter membership, payment can be made at the meeting by cash or by check, if needed. If you haven’t yet renewed your national MLA membership, the new and recommended method to pay GNYMLA chapter dues is now through the main MLA web site, where our chapter site now resides (thanks to Eric Mortensen’s work!). You can renew GNYMLA membership as an option when renewing your national MLA membership.
It is also still possible, for a short remaining time, to renew your GNYMLA membership using the PayPal button on the old chapter web site, at: https://gnymla.wordpress.com/. Please remember that you must be a member in good standing in order to vote in the upcoming elections for Vice-Chair and Chair.
best, /Nick
(Chapter Chair, 2012-15)
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Meeting Location:  Meet at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building, in the lobby
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217http://www.bam.org/visit#/Peter-Jay-Sharp-Building
(includes map with subways)
Google Maps also lists the many local subway stop options:
Agenda:
9:00-9:25    Gather at BAM, in lobby of Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building
9:30    Tour departs (departs 9:30 sharp, says our tour guide; please don’t be late!)
11:00   Member presentations (Janelle Varin and Robin Preiss will each discuss some recent work using text mining)
11:45   Business meeting & announcements
12:15   Meeting adjourns
12:30   Optional, free-form lunch meet-up in neighborhood
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE!!! : due to space restrictions on our host’s end, there will be NO COFFEE SERVICE at the beginning of the day (there will be coffee/tea/light refreshments. later, in the conference room at 11:00, during the presentations and business meeting).
So, please fuel up on your own in the morning before arrival! Some recommended local coffee stops, courtesy of BAM staff:
Baba Cool
64B Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
http://www.babacoolbrooklyn.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/fia3u7RvKmx
Green Grape Annex
680 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
https://goo.gl/maps/nQHdraJj3b12
There is also a Starbucks, at 139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
https://goo.gl/maps/9zSymwjNVZP2
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