One of the well established traditions of the Charleston Conference is the presentation of the Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award, which honors the late Vicky Speck, who was Editorial Director at ABC-CLIO until 2005. The award is given each year at the Charleston Conference to a leader who has made a lasting contribution to the Conference’s mission. It consists of a plaque and a cash award.
This year’s recipient is Leah Hinds, Assistant Conference Director, and is very richly deserved. The award was presented by Vincent Burns, Vice President, Editorial at ABC-CLIO
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.