The Charleston Library Conference is excited to report that Greg Gersch, a graphic recorder from the Washington, DC, area, created works of art from information presented in sessions at the conference on Thursday, November 5. We are thankful for a Platinum Sponsorship from bepress (http://www.bepress.com/) that made this possible. We also thank Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, for her invaluable assistance on site providing guidance and industry-specific information to Greg as he worked and asking questions and talking with attendees.
Greg used large canvases, approximately 8×4 feet, to capture the main ideas and takeaways from the conference through graphic art. He recorded the plenary presentations from Courtney Young (Head Librarian and Professor of Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University and 2014-2015 American Library Association (ALA) President) and Jim O’Donnell (University Librarian, Arizona State University) as they were presented live on stage. During the afternoon breakout sessions he was stationed in the lobby area collecting notes from attendees and asking questions to summarize their “Aha!” moments.
Images created by Greg are available below. Click on each image for a larger, high res version.