Gosh! The 34th Charleston Conference is coming up! It will take place November 5-8 in Charleston, SC. Mulling over the theme for the 2014 Charleston Conference. What do y’all think of The Importance of Being Earnest? Seems apropos? Yes?
And — November 3-4, right before the Conference begins, we will have a day and a half Data Curation Course sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Science and the Charleston Conference!
And – more — November 9 Charleston Conference Rump Session will be moved to a different time, roughly noon-4. The Rump Session will address some key issues impacting acquisitions and collection development and consider possibilities of moving forward with a smaller meeting.
Please contact Katina or Leah Hinds for more information. Information will be posted as soon as it is available at www.katina.info/conference
The incomparable Bill Potter is retiring as University Librarian and Associate Provost at the University of Georgia Libraries this August. What a career Bill has had! Dr. William Gray Potter is a former editor of College and Research Libraries, has served on the boards of the Association of Research Libraries, OCLC and Solinet and is a past-president of the Library & Information Technology Association. Bill holds a doctorate in Library Science and Information Technology, as well as Master’s degrees in English and in Library Science, from the University of Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has been head of the Libraries at UGA since 1989. Bill was an early adopter of technologies and digitization and was one of the main architects of GALILEO. He spoke at the Charleston Conference many years ago. I can’t find exactly when right now but it must have been 1990 or 1991 that Bill was a keynote speaker at the Charleston Conference. I remember that he stayed at the Charleston Place hotel which had just opened in November 1986 amid many lawsuits and hoopla!“I’m retiring because I want to,” Bill says. “I’ve been doing the same thing for 25 years. I’d like to think about doing something different.” Have fun in retirement, Bill!
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.