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Charleston Library Conference 

Jul 23, 2019

In today's episode, we hear from one of the leading authorities on International Intellectual Property Law.

Ruth Okediji (Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School) presents her keynote, Navigating Access to Knowledge: Copyright, Fake News, Fair Use, and Libraries from the plenary sessions of 2018’s Charleston Conference.

Ruth is introduced by Anne Okerson, Special Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. The Q&A session moderator is Anthony Watkinson, Principal Consultant, CIBER Research. Ruth Okediji plenary video


Registration for the Charleston Conference is open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering at before September 14.

Applications are still being accepted for the Juried Product Development Forums. The forums were designed to provide vendors with an opportunity to get input from the librarian community while a specific product or service is still in development. Submit your presentation to the Juried Product Development Forum selection committee at under Participate. The application deadline is Friday, August 16th.

Librarians will be able to sign up to participate in the forums at the conference. Keep an eye out for the staffed sign-up table.