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Closing Session and Poll-A-Palooza

For the closing session, Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services, Reed College Library, returned to conduct the 5th “Poll-a-Palooza”.  (According to the Urban Dictionary, a Palooza is “an all-out crazy party, partying at one place with a ton of people like...

Innovation Lightning Round 1

This session was one of two Innovation Lightning Sessions (unfortunately they were scheduled concurrently). It featured six presentations on new ways to solve problems or new technologies in libraries. David Brennan (Co-Interim Director and Head, Technical Services...

The Friday Keynote: The Long Arm Of the Law

This was the 9th running of The Long Arm of the Law session that was moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. Participants were Bill Hannay, Partner, Schiff Hardin; and Kenneth Crews, Partner, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione. (The title...

Charleston Premiers: New and Noteworthy

Trey Gordon, Chair, Acquisitions Department, University of Florida moderated this session as he has done at several previous conferences. It featured the following eight presenters showcasing their new and innovative products: Open Access Wayfinder: Federated access...

Fast Pitch Competition

The Fast Pitch competition is sponsored by The Goodall Family Foundation, headed by Steve Goodall, Founder and President and retired CEO of J.D. Power and Associates, a leading market research firm specializing in customer satisfaction and buyer behavior. Modeled on...

The Conference Reception

The annual conference reception was again held at the South Carolina Aquarium. Attendees enjoyed lots of good southern dishes as they watched the fish in the tanks. Here are some photos from the event. Set featured...

Is Spring Too Far Behind for Obsolete Media?

Sherri Michaels, Head of Collection Management at Indiana University (IU) Libraries and Director of MDPI Operations, discussed media preservation. The National Historic Preservation Act was passed in 1966. Media are now in a perilous state; here are some obsolete and...

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