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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 28, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Lindsay Wertman, President, IGI Global; Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub; and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director. Lindsay is the newly appointed President of IGI Global, a smaller, independent academic publisher located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Lindsay started out as an editorial assistant at IGI Global 15 years ago, working with authors and editors and learning how to build relationships directly with librarians and researchers in the field. 

Topics will include Lindsay’s roles (past and present) at IGI Global, the importance of learning from and being mentored by her colleagues, the benefits of working for a smaller academic publisher, competing with the bigger “fish” in publishing, and how IGI Global has evolved over the years to meet changing user needs and the end user experience. Lindsay says IGI Global is set to release their very first OA book over the next month, and by year end they expect to add at least 2-5 fully OA books to their portfolio. 

IGI Global, established in 1988, is a leading independent international academic publisher with a portfolio of more than 6,600+ reference books, 175+ scholarly journals, and a broad collection of e-Book and e-Journal Collections, encompassing 11 core subject areas. As a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IGI Global is committed to ensuring that only the highest quality and properly vetted content is released to the research community.

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