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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Call for Full Papers: Journal of Library and Information Research. Due October 14

Call for papers: The journal Library and Information Research (LIR) is seeking papers for a special issue on research methodology in library and information studies (LIS), to be published January/February 2012. All papers will be peer-reviewed and submission details are given below. Final date for submission of papers is Friday 14 October. Please address any queries and expressions of interest to the Guest editor for this issue, Judith Broady-Preston, Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University (jbp@aber.ac.uk)

This special issue is an opportunity to share contemporary ideas in research methodologies, models and methods originating from, or of relevance to any branch of the LIS discipline, sub-discipline and wider
information profession.

Theoretical papers relating to research methodologies, models and methods are especially welcomed, as are philosophical papers, and papers presenting a fully developed process ready for wider use. In all cases
concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area. The work should not have been published
elsewhere nor submitted to another journal or conference.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Action research
Case study research method (single and multiple)
Computer modelling and simulation
Critical theory research
Delphi method
Design-oriented research
Evaluative and performance research, including conjoint analysis
Evidence-based and reflective professional practice research
Grounded theory
Positivist paradigm
Relativist approaches to qualitative research.
Reflexivity and subjectivity
Research design and triangulation
Research ethics and protocols
Theory development
Information for authors

To find out about writing for Library and Information Research please see the 'Information for Authors', available from the right hand menu bar on the journal home page: http://www.cilipjournals.org.uk/lir.

Call for Proposals: 4th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation. Due July 14

ICERI2011 (4th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) will be held in Madrid (Spain) on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November, 2011.It will be an international forum for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists to present their projects and discuss the latest innovations and results in the field of Education. It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education, Research and Innovation.

ICERI2011 will attract over 700 participants from more than 65 countries, making it a meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, engineers, educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents.

There will be 3 presentation modalities for authors: Oral, Poster or Virtual.
Two ISBN publications (ICERI2011 Abstracts CD and ICERI2011 CD Proceedings) will be produced with all the accepted abstracts and papers that will serve as a database of innovation projects in Education and Research.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 14th of July 2011. You can submit your abstracts at: www.iceri2011.org/submit

Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Roundup: 5/23-5/27

Publication CFPs
Presentation CFPs

Call for Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2011

Call for Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting
June 23, Sunday, 10:30 am - 12pm.
The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (15 minutes) on mobile computing for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference at New Orleans. Some of the possible topics include but not limited to: QR code promotion,What mobile services students want the library to provide, etc. 

The LITA MCIG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of mobile computing. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion. 

Feel free to email me off-the-list (kimb@fiu.edu) and/or post your topic at ALA Connect :  http://connect.ala.org/node/139935

Call for Proposals: ALISE Distance Education SIG. Due July 15

ALISE Distance Education SIG
abstracts due: July 15, 2011

Distance Education SIG of Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) calls for papers to be presented at the ALISE conference in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, January 20, 2012.  The conference theme isExtending our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  • Changing modes of curricular delivery including gaming
  • Expanding student populations and competing for talent
  • Globalization, internationalism, cross-nationalism, multilingualism, and multicultural concerns in Distance Education
  • Innovative administrative structures and responses
  • Budgetary restraints to Distance Education in LIS
  • Critical approaches to conventional thought regarding library and information science distance education opportunities
  • Approaches to traditionally hands-on topics such as archives and museum work
  • Competition and innovation--challenges and opportunities for access to information
  • Open source/closed source/managed services for Distance Education
  • Responses to technological advances that expand the reach of Distance Education 
Submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words via email to ALISE Distance SIG Convenor Nora Bird (njbird@uncg.edu) by July 15, 2011. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by August 30. Also see the ALISE site for more information on the 2012 Conference: http://www.alise.org

Call for Proposals: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference. Due October 21

March 5 - 9, 2012 
 Austin, Texas  

Proposals are due: October 21, 2011
SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Join with 1,200+ colleagues from over 50 countries in Austin, Texas! 
This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

The SITE Conference is designed for: 

  • Teacher educators in ALL disciplines
  • Computer technology coordinators
  • K-12 administrators & school leaders
  • Teachers 
  • Curriculum developers
  • Principals  
  •  All interested in improving education through technology  

Call for Participation: NMRT Resume Review Service Greeters during ALA Annual 2011

The NMRT Resume Review Service (RRS) Committee is looking for volunteers to greet participants at the Resume Review Service Booth for the ALA 2011 Annual Conference located in New Orleans, LA!
The Placement Center for Annual 2011 will be in the Morial Convention Center, Hall J. Our Services will be available from 9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2011.

Volunteers usually work one or two hour shifts. You will be asked to greet and sign-up ALA members interested in getting their resumes reviewed. For more information see the Volunteer Guidelines: http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com/Conference+Volunteers or feel free to contact nmrtrrs@yahoo.com for more information.
To volunteer, please fill out the Booth Greeter volunteer form at http://bit.ly/mRcQAb.
The schedules of Booth Greeters will be available shortly on the Committee's Wiki: http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com.

This is a fun way to meet, talk, and network with people from all over the country!

Want more details on the RRS & what we do? Please visit us at the NMRT Resume Review Service Web Site:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/resreview/resumereview.cfm or http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com.

Hope to see you there!
 Jodie Borgerding
NMRT Resume Review Service Committee

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Call for Proposals: 2nd Annual Share Academy. Due June 14

2nd Annual Share Academy

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Save the Date! ShareAcademy is back!
This year’s ShareAcademy is going to offer even more hands-on learning opportunities for participants, and better yet...this year it's FREE!
This year’s theme is “Present Your Best Self.”
Whether you are applying for a job, presenting at a conference or teaching library skills you need to present your best self. Come, learn and practice those necessary skills!
Workshop proposals are expected to be interactive, hands-on, and engaging for participants. Topics could include interviewing and presentation skills, presentation technology tools, body language, assessing your personality, or barriers to good presentations. 

Call for Proposals CLOSES: June 14
Registration OPENS: June 20
Questions? Call or email:

Erin Payton
Jennifer Ballance

Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

Proposed event schedule:
8:45-9:15           Registration
9:15-10:15         Keynote Speaker 
10:30-11:45       Workshop 1 (3 concurrent sessions)
11:45-1:00         Lunch on own
1:00-2:15           Workshop 2 (3 concurrent sessions)
2:30-3:45           Workshop 3 (3 concurrent sessions)
4:00                  ShareAcademy is finished!

CPCC Library's ShareAcademy is a one-day “academy” to give library professionals an opportunity to participate in an active-learning, and hands-on conference experience. 

Call for Participation: NMRT Resume Reviewers at ALA Annual 2011

The NMRT Resume Review Service (RRS) Committee is looking for volunteers to review resumes at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana!
The Placement Center for Annual 2011 will be in the Morial Convention Center, Hall J.
Our services will be available from 9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2011.

Volunteers usually work one or two hour shifts. You will be meeting with conference attendees who want their resumes reviewed.

For more information see the Resume Reviewers Guidelines: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/resreview/conferencereviewers.cfm
or feel free to contact nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.
To volunteer as a resume reviewer, please fill out the volunteer form at http://bit.ly/k4L8mN
This is a fun way to meet, talk, and network with people from all over the country!

Want more details on the RRS & what we do?
Please visit us at the NMRT Resume Review Service Web Site: http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com.

We thank you in advance for your participation!
Julie Marlow
NMRT Resume Review Service Committee

Monday, May 23, 2011

Call for Proposals: The Informed Librarian Online

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers
URL: http://www.informedlibrarian.com/

The Informed Librarian Online is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 320 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters. This current awareness service helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to tame your professional reading tiger, and is very popular among all types of library and information professionals. 

The Informed Librarian Online ( http://www.informedlibrarian.com/) is seeking librarians with something to say to author a one-time "Guest Forum" article for our service. We are looking for practical, helpful articles on an issue of interest to YOU (and our readers). Would you like to write a short article (about 1,000 words) for us? Librarians from all around the world read the articles in The Informed Librarian Online. Writers will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the service.

If you are interested in writing for The Informed Librarian Online, email aeis@optonline.net a brief description of your proposed subject matter.

Call for Proposals: Protest on the Page: Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything. Due January 31, 2012

Protest on the Page:
Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything*
(*you can think of)
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
Madison, Wisconsin
September 28-29, 2012
Protest has a long and varied tradition in America.  The conference will feature papers focusing on authors, publishers and readers of oppositional materials, in all arenas from politics to literature, from science to religion.  Whether the dissent takes the form of a banned book by Henry Miller or documents from Wikileaks, conference presentations will help us to understand how dissent functions within print and digital cultures.
The keynote speaker will be Victor Navasky, Publisher Emeritus of The Nation and George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism, Director of the Delecorte Center for Magazine Journalism, and Chair of the Columbia Journalism Review. In addition, he is the author of such noted books as Kennedy Justice (1971), Naming Names (National Book Award, 1982), and A Matter of Opinion (George Polk Book Award, 2005). Perhaps best known for his long career as editor and then publisher of The Nation, Navasky has an understanding of dissent and its publications that has few peers.  His lecture, and the subsequent reception, will be open to the general public.
Proposals for individual twenty-minute papers or complete sessions (up to three papers) should include a 250-word abstract and a one-page c.v. for each presenter.  Submissions should be made via email to printculture@slis.wisc.edu.  The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012. Notifications of acceptance will be made in early March 2012.
As with previous conferences, we anticipate producing a volume of papers from the conference for publication in the Center’s series, “Print Culture History in Modern America,” published by the University of Wisconsin Press. A list of books the Center has produced is available at the Center’s website (http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~printcul/).  The best proposals will mirror these earlier works, as they speak to their own authors, publishers, and readers.
For information, contact:
Christine Pawley, Director, 
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
4234 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706        phone: 608 263-2945/608 263-2900

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekly Roundup: 5/16-5/20

Publication CFPs
Conference CFPs

Call for Proposals: Journal of Web Librarianship special issue on Data Curation. Full paper due January 1

The Journal of Web Librarianship is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the topic of data curation, edited by Susan Sharpless Smith.

Data curation, "the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities," is an emerging field that brings new opportunities and challenges for libraries. The growing movement to effectively manage, archive, preserve, retrieve and reuse research data is one that compliments traditional library missions to preserve and access information. This special issue will explore issues surrounding this new arena. The issue's scope includes but is not limited to:
  • Data curation theory and practice
  • Roles for research libraries and librarians
  • Data storage infrastructures
  • Libraries as partners in data curation strategies
  • Data stewardship
  • Sustainability of long term data management programs
  • Ontologies for data integration
  • Realizing goals for reuse and combination of datasets
  • Education and skills required for data curators
  • Discovery and retrieval systems
  • Data repositories
  • Looking to the future
Susan Smith is  Director of Research, Instruction & Technology Services / Senior Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  She recently completed the third edition of Web-based instruction: A guide for libraries (Chicago: American Library Association) and has published numerous articles and book chapters.

Query letters and preliminary proposals are welcome any time if potential authors would like to discuss their ideas with the issue editor. Please submit queries and manuscripts to guest editor Susan Smith atjwl.curation@gmail.com. Please refer to the JWL web site, http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl for Instructions for Authors.

Issue Timeline:Initial Manuscript Submission deadline: January 1, 2012
Notices to authors: April, 2012
Final Acceptance: June, 2012
Issue Publication: October, 2012

The Journal of Web LibrarianshipSusan Smith, Special Issue Editor
Jody Condit Fagan, Editor
Email:     jwl.curation@gmail.com

Call for Applicants: ALA IRRT International Leads Editor. Due June 15

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren at enyren@placerlibrary.org

Applications are due by June 15, 2011.

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editor
Volunteer Position Available Beginning June 2011 after the ALA Annual
Conference in New Orleans.

Do you want to play a significant role in promoting international librarianship and the activities of the International Relations Round Table? You can do so by volunteering to serve a two-year term as the editor of IRRT's official publication International Leads (IL).  The position will begin in June 2011 after the Annual Conference in New Orleans.

IL Editor Description:

The Editor of International Leads is responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT's members news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship.

Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads.cfm

IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and printed through the production facilities of ALA's Publishing Services Department. It is indexed in Wilson Omnifile.

The IL Editor will serve a two-year term, renewable once.  The term begins at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in June 2011 and runs for two calendar (volume) years.


Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).

Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.

Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles.

Edit and proof manuscript copy.

Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.

Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee
and the IRRT Executive Board.


Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.

Effective communication skills.

Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.

Membership in the International Relations Round Table.

Attendance at both the ALA Midwinter Conference and the ALA Annual
Conference is required.

Reports to:

IRRT Publications Committee
IRRT Executive Board

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren, Chair-elect of IRRT. Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position.  Please include a current resume or CV.  Applications are due by June 15, 2011 for review by the IRRT Executive Board. Applications in electronic format by email are preferable.   Candidate interviews will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, June 25, 2011.

Eve Alison Nyren
IRRT Chair-elect, 2010-2011
Manager, Rocklin Public Library
5460 Fifth Street
Rocklin, CA

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Call for Applicants: Book Review Editor for Music Reference Services Quarterly

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ), a peer reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis is seeking a new book review editor.   Responsibilities include:
·         maintaining awareness of current books in music
·         identifying reviewers
·         requesting books for review and assigning them to reviewers
·         providing reviewing guidance to book reviewers
·         processing and filing copyright transfer forms
·          editing the book reviews
·         submitting the edited reviews and copyright transfer forms to Taylor & Francis
·         final book review proofreading
The book review editor reports to the co-editors of Music Reference Services Quarterly.  While the applicant pool is not limited to librarians currently working in music libraries, music background is required.   Some editorial experience is desirable but not required.  MRSQ maintains a database of current book reviewers and the book editor has full support of the editorial board members as well as the rest of the editorial team.  Interested applicants should send a short letter of interest and a copy of their CV to editors:  Ana Dubnjakovic (ana@mailbox.sc.edu) and Michelle Hahn (mhahn@smu.edu).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Ana Dubnjakovic
Head, Music Library
University of South Carolina

Call for Proposals: International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies.

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies is now included in ProQuest's CSA Social Science Collection, the Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)!

The Editors-in-Chief invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal.
Mission of IJWLTT:  The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.

Coverage of IJWLTT:The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. IJWLTT also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage.  Among topics to be included (but not limited) are the following:
       Best practices
       Building multi-disciplinary teams for Web-based learning and teaching
       Building Web-based learning communities
       Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching
       Decision making in implementing Web-based learning and teaching
        Knowledge building using Web-based learning and teaching technologies
        Management side of Web-based learning and teaching
       Network learning using WLTT
       Project management for implementing WLTT
      Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based technologies in education
       Web-based CSCL
       Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios
       Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs
       WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions at
http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf prior to submission. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.
The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies(IJWLTT) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visitwww.igi-global.com.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of: 
Eugenia Ng, Nikos Karacapildis or Mahesh Raisinghani
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies
Email: Eugenia@ied.edu.hknikos@mech.upatras.grMRaisinghani@twu.edu

Call for Proposals: Articles for OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives  (OSS:IDLP) is looking for articles.

Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.  If you are interested, there is a short timeline for publication; your article can be published as early as February 2012.  For more information, contact the editor at the email address below.

Editorial objectives
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

•Digital libraries
•Digital repositories
•Digital cultural content services
•Web metadata standards
•Web markup languages
•Digital preservation
•Imaging and digitization techniques
•Usability studies

OCLC Systems & Services is indexed and abstracted in:
•Academic Search Alumni Edition
•Academic Search Complete
•Academic Search Premier
•Computer Science Index
•Computer & Communications Security Abstracts
•Current Abstracts
•Current Awareness Abstracts
•Education Full Text
•Education Research
•Emerald Management Reviews
•Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
•The Informed Librarian
•International Academic Research Library
•Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
•Library & Information Science Abstracts
•Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
•Library Literature & Information Science
•Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
•OmniFile Full Text Mega
•OmniFile Full Text Select
•TOC Premier

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

Call for Proposals: 31st Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisitions. Due July 15

Submit your paper idea for the 31st Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition!   

Sign up is now open at www.katina.info.conference. 
Please fill out the form on the website by July 15th, 2011. 

PLEASE NOTE: Companies are only allowed to be represented in two presentations during the Conference.  All proposals should include at least one speaker from a libraryWe are looking for proposals for the following session types:

1) Lively Lunch Discussions: Thurs or Fri, 75 minutes, focused on discussion and audience participation;

2) Concurrent Sessions: Thurs or Fri, 45 minutes, standard presentation with 5-10 min for Q&A;

3) Innovation Sessions: Sat, 45 min, focus on new technology, innovative thinking, etc.

4) Poster Sessions: new for 2011!

The 31st  Charleston Conference – Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
November 2 (Preconferences and Vendor Showcase)
November 3-5 (Main Conference), 2011

2011 Theme – Somethings Gotta Give! 

Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,100 in 2010.
The Charleston Conference is “the best library conference in the world.” 

See you in November!
Beth Bernhardt
Program Chair - Charleston Conference 2011