We are excited to announce that the 2016 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open! The proposal deadline is Friday, July 15.
Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share? We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to:
- analysis and assessment,
- budgeting, discovery,
- digital scholarship,
- end users/use statistics,
- library entrepreneurship,
- professional development,
- scholarly communication, and
- technology and trends.
The Charleston Conference wishes to provide opportunities for everyone to be heard. We encourage proposals that include representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process, so please consider the diversity of your panel. Also, please note that conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.
- Proposed Theme: Roll with the Times, or the Times Will Roll Over You
- Preconferences/Seminars: Monday, October 31 – Wednesday, November 2
- Charleston Vendor Showcase: Wednesday, November 2
- Main Conference: Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5
The Charleston Library Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,700 in 2015. http://www.
For questions or more information, please contact Leah Hinds at leah@
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.