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Charleston Library Conference 

Sep 28, 2020

In this episode, Matthew Ismail, editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals and Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, talks with Jessica Polka and Iratxe Puebla on the topic of preprints in the biological sciences.

Jessica Polka is Executive...


Sep 21, 2020

We’re back after our two-week hiatus and ready to start the Fall season of ATG: The Podcast. This episode features an interview with Steve Rosato, Manager of OverDrive Professional. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain and Leah Hinds, Executive Director, Charleston Library...


Aug 31, 2020

This week’s episode features an interview and conversation between Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference; Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Sami Benchekroun, Co-Founder and CEO of Morressier.

Sami has over ten years experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and...


Aug 24, 2020

Today we talk with Tommy Doyle, a strategist and executive who specializes in bringing innovation and growth to information and data businesses. Tommy has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the global business educator INSEAD “In-See-Ahd." Tommy has been a regular at the Charleston...


Aug 18, 2020

This episode features an interview with Rick Anderson, currently the Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication at University of Utah, and recently appointed University Librarian at Brigham Young University. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Leah...