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Charleston Library Conference 

Jan 10, 2022

Today's episode features a conversation with Leah Hinds, Executive Director, The Charleston Hub. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Leah Hinds is the Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, which includes the...


Dec 20, 2021

In this episode, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Director of Against the Grain, interview Lauren Kane, who is the incoming President and CEO of BioOne. Topics of conversation run from Lauren’s background and previous experience, early plans and goals for her new role,...


Dec 13, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Scott Williams, Vice President for Technology and Platform, De Gruyter. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Scott is currently in his third year of working in...


Dec 6, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Robin Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies, and Interim Librarian for African Studies at Yale University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Robin has been a...


Nov 29, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Lettie Conrad, Product R&D Consultant. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Lettie brings 20 years’ experience in professional and scholarly publishing to her...