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SIS Meeting Notice, June 23, 2010

Tour and Talk with News Researcher Carolyn Edds of the St. Petersburg Times followed by dinner at The Hangar Restaurant. SIS double feature!

"A Day in the Life of a News Researcher." Carolyn Edds, News Researcher for the St. Petersburg Times, will give us a glimpse into the fast-paced world of research journalism.  Come learn about the daily life of a news researcher, which often includes handling research requests on breaking news stories.  "Learn about the types of requests we handle and the various other tasks we complete in a news library.  Since our requests are driven by the daily news, we never know what our day will be like!"
Tour, 5:30 pm
St. Petersburg Times Building
490 First Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Note: All who attend the tour, “MUST” arrive on time.  Everyone will need to check in with security when they arrive and get a visitor's pass. Allow time for parking and check-in so the tour can begin on time.

Parking: Street parking is available on 1st Ave South, which is one way.  Also, there is a visitor's parking lot on the corner of 4th Street South and 1st Ave South.  If that lot is full, parking is available in the employee parking lots, which are behind our building, located on 2nd Ave South and 3rd Ave South. Please park in the spaces with white lines. We are welcome to leave our cars there if we wish to walk or car pool to the restaurant (Approximately, 14 min. walking time, 3-4 min. driving time).

Dinner and Program, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge at Albert Whitted Airport
540 1st Street SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Program: Carolyn's presentation will be held at the restaurant after the tour. If you cannot attend the tour, you are welcome to join us at the restaurant for the continuation of the program.

Food: Dutch Treat. Order from Menu.

 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
     5:30 - 6:15      Tour and Talk at the SPT Building         
     6:30 - 8:00      Dinner and networking at The Hangar

RSVP on-line. and indicate if you will attending the tour, dinner, or both. We need a count of who will taking the tour. We also need to provide the restaurant with a headcount, since we have reserved space at the restaurant. For questions, contact Hal Harmon at
RSVP Link:

Map with locations

St Petersburg Times / The Hanger Restaurant