Charleston is well known for its hospitality, and the Annual Reception is a true Charleston affair! The reception this year will be held at the South Carolina Aquarium (  Walk through the state of South Carolina with exhibits on Mountain Forests, the Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Saltmarsh Aviary, and Carolina Seas.


New for 2014! CHARLESTON’S GOT TALENT!  Do you want to be a star at Charleston this year?  Do you have a musical talent?  Can you sing? Play a musical instrument? How about joining us in Charleston for an “open mike” at the main reception! Each performance will be 10-15 minutes and you will need to register in order to perform. This will not be a Karaoke event but you can bring a CD to sing along with.  To register just contact one of the following folks:

Let’s get together and give Charleston a night of music!


Reimagining 9781557536983BOOK SIGNING:Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. We are very excited to launch the latest book in the Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences series: Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. To celebrate, editors John Dove and Dave Tyckoson will be on hand for a book signing at the reception. Purdue University Press will also have a table in the lobby of the Francis Marion Hotel near the registration check-in desk with copies of the book for sale, along with several volumes of Charleston Conference Proceedings, at a discount to conference attendees. For more information on the book visit: