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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Jul 6, 2020

This week’s episode features the 2019 ATG “Views from the Penthouse Suite” Interview with Trevor Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware Library. The interview is conducted by Glenda Alvin, Associate Professor, Assistant Director for Collection...


Jun 29, 2020

In today's episode we have an interview with Belinda Carp, formerly a director at Textiles Intelligence and currently a freelance business consultant and writer specializing in textiles sustainability and communications in the Manchester England area. She is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, Editor In Chief of The...


Jun 22, 2020

This week’s episode features a fascinating ATG “Views from the Penthouse Suite” Interview from Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The interview is conducted by Meg White, Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse Book Distributors and a Charleston Conference...


Jun 15, 2020

This week’s episode features the 2019 keynote presentation from Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The session is moderated by Meg White, Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse Book Distributors and a Charleston Conference Director. We’d like to thank Meg White for her hard...


Jun 8, 2020

This week, we feature audio from a 2019 Plenary panel titled A Collaborative Imperative? Libraries and the Emerging Scholarly Communication Future. The presentation is moderated by Beth Bernhardt, Consortia Account Manager, Oxford University Press and a Charleston Conference Director. The panel consisted of Lorcan...