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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Aug 26, 2019

This week’s episode features a Charleston Conference Penthouse Suite Interview with Barbara Meyers Ford, President of Meyers Consulting Services. Barbara is interviewed by Tom Gilson of Against the Grain and Nancy K. Herther of the University of Minnesota. They discuss the highlights and changes in scholarly publishing, the Charleston Conference, and the role of women in publishing over the course of Barbara’s career.


Remember, you still have a chance to get early bird pricing for 2019’s Charleston Conference until September 14. Register at

We have a Call for Proposals open now for Charleston’s Fast Pitch Competition! Do you know of a project in a library or publishing entity that deserves attention? Fast Pitch encourages improving or transforming the work environment at a library, or any information-related enterprise or organization in educational technology. Get more information at