We are delighted to share with you the six winning photos of the 2016 Charleston Photo Contest! In honor of the conference’s theme, “Roll with the times, or the times roll over you,” we asked this year’s contestants to send us a photo showing how their library continues to do the new, inventive and unexpected.
SAGE Connection asked first place winner Jennifer Culley, the Collection Management and Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Southern Mississippi, about what this award meant to her. Here’s what she had to say:
“I am honored for my photo to be chosen as the grand prize winner in the SAGE Photo Contest for the 2016 Charleston Conference. It is exciting to be able to share the out-of-the box thinking and innovative presentations going on in my library at The University of Southern Mississippi. I am thankful for the SAGE Photo Contest for choosing my photo, and for this opportunity to attend the 2016 Charleston Conference.”
Culley will receive a travel grant for the 2017 Charleston Conference and the five second-place winners each received a $50 Amazon gift card. All six winners will have their photographs featured in the 2016 Charleston Conference Desk Calendar, which will be provided to all conference attendees.
Check out the winning photos on the SAGE Connection blog.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.