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Charleston Library Conference 

Jul 15, 2019

In this episode, The 2017 "Up and Comers" awardees are featured in a Penthouse Suite interview for the 2018 Charleston Conference. 

The awardees are Heather Howard (Assistant Professor of Library Science, Business Information Specialist, Purdue University), Michael Rodriguez (Licensing & Acquisitions Librarian, University of Connecticut), and Kiyomi Deards (Associate Professor, Subject Librarian for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Physics & Astronomy, Wate University of Nebraska - Lincoln). They are the very first winners of this award, given to rising stars in the library and information world.

They are interviewed by Erin Gallagher of Reed University.  - Up & Comers Interview Video


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

Publishers and vendors are invited to submit a specific product or service to the Juried Product Development Forum. The forums were designed to provide vendors with an opportunity to get input from the librarian community while the product is in development. Submit your presentation to the Juried Product Development Forum selection committee at under Participate.