Charleston Seminar – Being Earnest with our Collections: Determining Key Challenges and Best Practices

We’re excited to introduce a special new event that will be held at the 2014 Charleston Conference.  In keeping with the conference theme, this session is entitled Being Earnest with our Collections: Determining Key Challenges and Best Practices.

This new addition to the conference is scheduled from 12:15 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the Calhoun Room at the Francis Marion Hotel. Lunch will be provided for all attendees who register ahead of time for this session from 12:15 to 1:00 pm followed by a lively discussion of major topics impacting academic libraries.  Library leaders have been invited to help craft responses to the issues that arise at the conference.  Space will be limited!

Register on the main conference registration form by indicating that you’d like to attend in the “Events RSVP” section.

Being Earnest with our Collections: Determining Key Challenges and Best Practices.  This session will bring together librarians, publishers and vendors from across the country to explore important changes within the industry that affect the way information is acquired and delivered to library patrons.  This lively discussion will replace the Rump Session with the goal being to cap off another great Charleston Conference by defining key challenges and identifying attainable goals. The format will be a series of panels in lightning round format on exciting or controversial topics followed by group discussions.  Panelists will challenge participants to explore new ways of thinking about libraries, users, and the dissemination of information. Following each panel, participants will be asked to further develop ideas and build consensus for turning those with broad appeal into action items.  Future plans include follow-up with attendees to ascertain their progress on key takeaways, and sharing results through various Charleston Conference publications.

Important Dates for 2014:

April 15 - Call for Papers Opens

April 30 - Call for Preconference Deadline

June 2 - Registration Opens

July 18 - Call for Papers Deadline (5:00 pm EST)

Aug 18 - JPDF Application Deadline

Sept 19 - Early Bird Registration Deadline

Sept 29 - Charleston Premiers Application Deadline