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Charleston Library Conference 

Oct 3, 2022

Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive” presented by Elijah Scott, Executive Director, Library Services, Florida Virtual Campus; Kathleen Bauer, Director, Collections, Discovery and Access Services,...


Sep 26, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring audio from a webcast titled “Experimenting and Implementing Evidence-Based Selection Options For eBook Investments” presented by Andrée Rathemacher, Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island; Liz Mengel, Associate Dean Collections and...


Sep 19, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring audio from a webcast titled “The Art of Open Web Curation: Tools All Librarians Can Use” presented by Gary Price, Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET, Information Industry Analyst and Librarian; and Curtis Michelson, Founder and Principal, Minds...


Sep 12, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Nandita Quaderi, the Web of Science, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings, and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Nandita Quaderi is Editor-in-Chief and Editorial VP, the Web of Science. In this podcast,...


Aug 29, 2022

In today's episode we feature a conversation between Simon Holt, Elsevier, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Simon Holt is Disability Confidence Manager at Elsevier and he is deeply involved with the issue of accessibility in...