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Charleston Library Conference 

Jan 29, 2018

Welcome to episode 46 of ATG: The Podcast.

In this week’s episode, we’re excited to feature another honorable mention from the 2017 Charleston Fast Pitch Competition, an application submitted by the University of Florida Foundation. The Fast Pitch Competition asked for applications from libraries and non-profits across the country to present their new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition provides two monetary awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. Finalists presented their projects to a panel of experts and the 2017 Charleston Conference attendees. Although only four finalists were invited to present at the conference, we had a group of honorable mentions with wonderful ideas and innovative projects that we wanted to highlight as well, so we’re bringing those to our listeners as podcast episodes.

Speaking with us today from the University of Florida are Maggie Ansell and Ariel Pomputius. Maggie is the Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian, and Ariel is the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian.

1) Introduce yourself and tell a bit about your jobs, background, etc.

2) Tell us about your project - general synopsis?

3) What is its target audience?

4) What pain points are you solving?

5) How does it have a competitive advantage over other similar projects?

6) What are your future plans?

7) Anything else you'd like to cover?