What Provosts Want Librarians to Know

  Elizabeth Paul spoke about the University Library as an institutional change agent and said that we should consider ourselves not as librarians but as leaders of higher education.  Higher educ...

Conference Reception

The conference reception was held at the South Carolina Aquarium, and it was a most interesting and enjoyable evening.  While viewing the exhibits, attendees enjoyed a meal of local dishes such as sh...

Measuring the Research Impact on the Web

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz and Beth Barnhardt The Internet is changing how we measure research impacts.  Iain Hrynaszkiewicz from the Faculty of 1000 said that the Impact Factor (IF) has long been used as a...

MOOCs Discovered

Meredith Schwartz said that MOOCs are a Massive Opportunity for Libraries and have started to enter the public consciousness. One role for librarians in MOOCs is a material matchmaker, primarily in l...

Doing More With Less

  Jeffrey and Patrick addressed a common problem in academic libraries: staff sizes are decreasing, but the workload is not.  One solution is batch processing and outsourcing.  Staff positions a...

Discovery or Displacement?

This panel reported on a large longitudinal study of the effect of discovery systems on online journal usage. Many libraries have implemented discovery systems, placing a single search box on the lib...

The Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award

The Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award is given each year at the Charleston Conference to a leader who has made a lasting contribution to the Conference’s mission.  The award consists of a p...

Keynote Address: Libraries in the Post-Digital Era

  The keynote address was presented by Jenica Rogers, Director of Libraries at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, who opened with a stirring call to action by librarians. She se...

The 2013 Charleston Conference Opens

The 2013 Charleston Conference opened with an overflow crowd in the main ballroom of the Francis Marion Hotel.  Two overflow rooms were required to accommodate all attendees. The generous support of ...

The Vendor Showcase

:chs13banner: (Warning: This is a fairly long post!) The Vendor Showcase (a.k.a. Exhibit Hall at many other conferences) is a highlight of the Charleston Conference.  Held on the first day of the con...