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Charleston Library Conference 

Aug 5, 2019

This episode contains part two of the Penthouse Suite Interview with Ruth Okediji (Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School). Ruth is again interviewed by Against the Grain’s Tom Gilson and Ann Okerson of the Center for Research Libraries. 

Ruth talks about how libraries are embedded in copyright law and how libraries are a vital part of building citizens.  Ruth Okediji Penthouse Suite Interview 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 next 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.