Howard Tilton Library, Tulane University
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Welcome to New Orleans!

Welcome to New Orleans for the TMLA/SEMLA Joint Meeting (SEMLA’s 45th!)!

Tulane University is the site of this year’s joint meeting, and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library can’t be more pleased to welcome all of you back to our fair city.

Conference events will take place in three adjacent buildings on the Tulane uptown campus. The pre-conference workshops will be held in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, with that evening's reception held just next door in Jones Hall where you will be treated to the exhibit Building a Tradition: the Multifaceted Legacy of Women in New Orleans Music, featuring a selection of materials from the Hogan Jazz Archives. All regular conference sessions will be held in the Lavin-Bernick Center (known on campus as the LBC). Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (aka HTML aka Howie-T) will be the host again for the Texas chapter business meeting and for the Music Library Association Board meetings.

There are plenty of dining option at the conference site and near the conference hotel. The LBC, where the conference sessions will be held, is the university's student union and houses a large dining commons with several restaurant selections. There are also dining options within walking distance just north of campus at Claiborne and Calhoun. Those up for a brisk walk or short drive will find yet more offerings on Freret Street, Maple Street, and Carrollton near Oak Street. View our detailed dining map created by Local Arrangements Committee member Rachel Tillay.

Fall is a lovely time of year in New Orleans. By October the summer heat and humidity has broken and the city is experiencing its second planting season, with fresh flowers blooming throughout the city. Whether it's outdoor adventure, food, history, art, or music, New Orleans will have something for you. More information about what to do in New Orleans can be found on the Visit New Orleans page.