IGI Global is excited to again be a part of the 2014 Charleston Conference, being held in Charleston, South Carolina, from November 5th-8th. An annual, informal gathering of librarians, publishers, and vendors of library materials, this event discusses issues of importance to the research community. The theme of the 2014 conference is “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

This conference presents the Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award, awarded every year to a leader in the Charleston Conference who has made a lasting contribution to the Conference’s mission, as well as several other scholarships and sponsorship programs to encourage and promote resources and services within academic libraries.

In support of this initiative, IGI Global is proud to continue our Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program, which sponsors librarians’ attendance of the industry’s most important events. In an ongoing effort to help librarians grow professionally and increase their understanding of the changing state of knowledge resources, IGI Global will award one librarian a $500 stipend for attendance of the Charleston Conference.

To apply for this sponsorship opportunity, librarians are asked to submit a 250-word essay describing why they should be awarded the stipend by Friday, October 17th. Further specifications can be found on our website at http://www.igi-global.com/forms/librarian-award/. Use the following link for more information on the Charleston Conference.