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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...

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...

Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) Update

T. Schott Plutchak, formerly at the University of Alabama, described the latest developments with the Open Scholarship Initiative. There are costs and benefits: all stakeholders are included; all perspectives must be listened to; the capacity of existing groups must...

Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship Award

It has become a tradition at the Charleston Conference to present an award in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd who was a librarian who tragically lost her life in the June 17, 2015 shooting in the Mother Emmanuel AME Church (which is just a few steps from the Gaillard...

The Vendor Showcase

The Vendor Showcase (a.k.a. Exhibit Hall) took place on Tuesday, November 6. Only a few preconference workshops were concurrently scheduled, which meant that most of the attendees attended the Showcase. Here are a few scenes from that event....

ATG Trendspotting Lab

Katina Strauch had the vision for this session, and the inital one occurred at last year's Charleston Conference (click here for a summary). She asked Lisa Janicke Hinchcliffe to lead this year's followup. Lisa distributed a list of the following nine trends before...

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