Most of these Rumors are about people and the Upcoming Charleston Conference!
Diane Lohr (a Charleston girl who works at Trident Technical College) says that we should be sure to catch the Bibliolabs’ Out of the Stacks Library Party with Jazz artists of Charleston. The event is free admission with your Charleston Conference badge – Wednesday night, November 6 at beginning at 7 PM at the Music Farm, a stone’s throw from the Francis Marion, downtown Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, etc. Diane sends word that the young man on the poster for the event is the brother of Dean Charnette Singleton (Dean of the TTC library). Diane says he is very good and that this is a not-to-be-missed event
John Riley (BUSCA) sends word that he will have to miss this year’s Conference. Why? John is participating in his new grandson’s — Elliot Alexander’s — christening.
This is Nancy Gibbs last Charleston. She is retiring at the end of the year. It is also Albert Joy’s last Charleston. I always say “maybe”. There is always the retired mentors club with President Julie Arnheim!
Michelle Brewer at Wolters Kluwer will not be with us this year. Unfortunately, on Oct 13, she fell off her bike (more like flew off…) and broke her shoulder in a few places. She has to keep it immobile to hopefully prevent surgery. Michelle says she is so disappointed as because this Conference is the best!
And Ed Colleran will also be missing the conference this year for his first time in 16 years! Ed had his right hip replaced last week and can’t travel for a while.
And last but certainly not least! our wonderful singing lawyer Bill Hannay will not be with us this year! He is having heart surgery TODAY and we are all thinking and praying for him! He will be back with us next year for sure!
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.