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Charleston Library Conference 

Nov 29, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Lettie Conrad, Research and Development Specialist for Digital Products. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Lettie currently works as a researcher and advisor to...


Nov 22, 2021

This episode features Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, as they interview  Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships at De Gruyter. The conversation follows topics surrounding the University Press Library Collaborative,...


Nov 16, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst and Data Liaison at Sage Bionetworks. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Juliane obtained a dual degree in Library...


Oct 25, 2021

In today's episode we feature audio from a Lively Discussion from the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, titled "Serials Crisis: Can data help treat this chronic condition?" Presented by Lori Carlin, Chief Commercial Officer, Delta Think, Inc.; Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University;...


Oct 18, 2021

Audio from a Concurrent Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Sharla Lair, Strategist, Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis; Sara Rouhi, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS; and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Library consortia...