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Charleston Library Conference 

Aug 8, 2022

Audio from a session at the 2018 Charleston Library Conference titled “Long Arm of the Law.”  This session was presented by the late Bill Hannay, Attorney at Law, and longtime presenter at the Charleston Conference. 

In today’s episode, we’re revisiting the “2018 Long Arm of the Law” session presented by the...


Aug 1, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Heather Staines, Delta Think, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Heather is a Senior Strategy Consultant with Delta Think, a consultancy firm that works with...


Jul 25, 2022

Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “Progress Through Partnership: The Dolly Parton Rule for Transformative Agreements” presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sara Rouhi, Director Strategic Partnerships, PLOS;  Mathew...


Jul 18, 2022

This week's episode features the audio from a session at the 2019 Charleston Library Conference titled “Long Arm of the Law.”  This session was presented by the late Bill Hannay, Attorney at Law, and moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries.

Bill was such an integral part of the...


Jul 11, 2022

This week's podcast contains audio from a webcast titled “Roundtable: Library Discovery and Access in the Post COVID Hybrid World” with a panel including Tony Zanders, CEO, Skilltype; Erin Gallagher, Chair, Acquisitions & Collections Services, University of Florida; Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Lean Library;...