The Charleston Library Conference is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2016 event. This annual conference on issues in book and serial acquisition will again be held in beautiful historic downtown Charleston, SC, with headquarters at the Gaillard Center and the Francis Marion Hotel. Sessions will also be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Historic, the Embassy Suites Historic.


“The Charleston Library Conference continues to place an emphasis on giving a platform to fresh ideas and equally valuing the input from all sides of the information and scholarly communications industry,” says Conference Founder and Convener Katina Strauch. “If you have challenges, solutions, or information to share then we’d love to hear from you. After all, ideas are only amplified and improved by others who are also interested!”

Confirmed speakers include Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida, Anja Smit, Library Director at the University of Utrecht, James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University, and 2017-2018 President-Elect of the American Library Association; Kalev Leetaru, Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, the George Washington University; Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Platform; the return of our annual Long Arm of the Law Panel, including Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, CRL, and Bill Hannay, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP; Gary Price, Founder/Editor, Librarian, infoDOCKET; and R. David Lankes, Director and Associate Dean, University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications. Other speakers will be announced soon.

We also have a fantastic line up of preconference sessions scheduled for Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2. Some of the sessions are: Introduction to Data Curation, Acquistions Bootcamp, Data Visualization from Scratch, Understanding the Library Market, Predators, “Pirates” and Privacy: Educating Researchers on New Challenges in Publishing, and more.


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