The 2012 Charleston Conference made a big impact in the blogosphere and although we don’t want to be accused of tooting our own horn, we thought that a number of our readers would be interested in a few samples.
- Charleston Conference: 32 & going strong – After noting the incredible growth of the Conference from “approximately 20 attendees in its first year, … to about 1,500 the last couple of years” this post features a great interview with Katina. It is from Wolper’s insight & outlook blog and posted by Wolper’s Chief Marketing Officer, Didi Yunginger. (Those of you interested in more from this blog can find it on the ATG Blog Network.)
- Charleston Conference to flood downtown with 1,600 bookworms: Invasion of the Librarians – an excellent article from the Charleston City Paper, a lively and informative weekly that covers events, people and issues important to the “Holy City.” This post offers some history but keeps the focus on current issues not to mention giving Katina and the Conference some long overdue props.
- Experts Speak on Changing World of Ebooks at Charleston Conference – Gary Price of InfoDOCKET fame chimes in with coverage of the panel titled, “The Changing World of Ebooks” that featured Peter Brantley, Director of the Bookserver Project and Mike Shatzkin, CEO, The Idea Logical Company. Gary also points to a summary of the discussion by Don Hawkins on Against-the-Grain as well as noting that “more Charleston Conference session summaries by Don” are available at “Charleston 2012: The Blog”.
- Catching What I Could at the Charleston Conference | LJ Insider – Observing that the weather in Charleston, SC, in early November is perfect, LJ Insider Meredith Schwartz laments that same can not be said for the Nor’easter that caused her to miss “the first half of my first Charleston Conference.” Nonetheless, Martha reports some major takeaways from the plenary and concurrent sessions she was able to attend.
- Susan @ the Charleston Conference: Talking About Providing Value – a post from first-timer Susan Smith at Wake Forest that offers her impressions of the conference as well as a link to her conference presentation “Working Together, Evolving Value for Academic Libraries/Examples from One Library”
- Notes from the Charleston Conference 2012 – an account from Steve Cramer’s blog This Liaison Life: adventures of an embedded business librarian. Steve notes that “this seems to be the best U.S. conference for heads of collections and acquisitions,” and then goes on to extol the virtues of having a conference in Charleston “a beautiful old peninsular city noted for its restaurants and their wine lists. Fine restaurants + a high ratio of publishers and vendors to librarians equals some very pleasant and long dinners.”
(We have a few more examples that we will post next week so stay tuned!)