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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2013 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Welcome to Pittsburgh!

City of Pittsburgh

This guide is designed to give you a general overview of all there is to do in Pittsburgh.

For your convenience, this guide is organized by category. For example, the Culture and Entertainment tab at the top of the page contains information on museums, theaters, historical sites, and night life.

Just click on the tabs (Dining, Shopping, Sports, etc.) based on your interests and you will be provided with a list of the many attractions in the Pittsburgh area!

We hope you enjoy your stay!


Acknowledgement and Special Thanks

The 2013 Annual Meeting Program Chairs and Committees express our gratitude and thanks to Sarah McGowan, Health Sciences Library Intern,Duquesne University, Gumberg Library 2012-13  for her work and efforts in designing, creating and maintaining this comprehnsive hospitality guide for use by the Mid Atlantic Chapter members!


Scavenger Hunt Photos taken by MAC members


Pittsburgh “Photo” Scavenger Hunt

Grab some friends, colleagues or work on your own to solve the below clues.  This “at your own pace” scavenger hunt will take you to some of the best sites Pittsburgh has to offer. 

Take a picture of you/your team at each location and send them to  Photos will be added to the Meeting LibGuide and Chapter blog. You can also use #macmla13 to tweet your photos; however only those sent via e-mail will be judged. 

BE CREATIVE and have fun!!  Strike a pose.  Use props.  Snap the photo from a unique angle:  the most creative picture will win a prize, to be awarded on the last day of the meeting.

Need some help?  Stop by the Hospitality Desk for hints.


Fun Facts About Pittsburgh

  • Home of the world's first radio station-KDKA
  • Home of the first public educational television station in America-WQED
  • "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" was produced in Pittsburgh
  • French and Indian War site
  • Frequently listed as one of the "Most Livable Cities"
  • At 2,000 square-feet, the PPG outdoor ice rink at PPG Place is larger than the Rockefeller Center rink in New York
  • The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh was the first and largest certified green convention center in the United States. It is the only convention center in the world with the LEED certifications "GOLD in new construction" and "PLATINUM in existing building"
  • Over 50 major motion pictures have been filmed in Pittsburgh over the last decade, including The Dark Knight Rises
  • With over 2,000 bridges in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh is known as the "City of Bridges"
  • Some famous Pittsburghers include Andy Warhol, Christina Aguilera, Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers, Stephen Foster, Lena Horne, Jeff Goldblum, Dennis Miller, and more

Pittsburgh WOW! Video


Being Social!


Hospitality Table Schedule

How's abaht yinz guyz stop by the Hospitality Table to get directions, find a spot to dine or drink, sign-up for a dine around,  discover a sweet place to visit, and pick up a pickle pin…."Yinz can't miss us ‘caus were on d’second floor of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel!

Hospitality Table Hours

Sunday October 13

  •  Noon to 6pm
  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Monday October 14

  • 7am to 9am
  • 10:45am to 2pm
  •  4:45pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday October 15

  • 7am to 9am

Contact the Hospitality Committee

Need help planning your visit to Pittsburgh? "Ask the Hospitality Committee" 


Just a Quick FYI

There is a list of Halloween attractions under the "Outdoor Activities" tab.

There is also a list of other popular attractions that are located outside of the city limits under the "Tourist Information" tab.

MACMLA Annual Meeting Guide

Click the link below to return to the MACMLA 2013 Annual Meeting Guide.


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