Application deadline extended to Friday, September 29. Apply now for your chance to win one of two $2,500 awards!

The Fast Pitch Competition at the 2017 Charleston Conference is looking for proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or research library. The proposal should describe a project or venture that is innovative, useful and better or different than what has been done in the past or done currently.

Conference registrants’ with unique and implementable ideas for change and improvement at their library are encouraged to submit a proposal to present at the Fast Pitch Session. The proposals should describe the project in fewer than 1,000 words. Proposal deadline has been extended to September 29. Selected proposers will have five minutes to pitch their idea before a Charleston Conference audience on Wednesday, November 8, and a panel of judges who will determine the finalists. The Goodall Family Charitable Foundation will sponsor two $2,500 awards for the finalists.

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Last year’s winners were Syracuse University for their Blackstone LaunchPad for student entrepreneurship, and St. John Fisher College, for their Coordinated Collection Development API Project. A write-up of the session is available on the conference blog, and an ATG Special Reporton all the winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions is available on the Against the Grain website.

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