Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CFP: Charleston Conference (Roll with the Times, or the Times Will Roll Over You) - November 2016

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open at:

The proposal deadline is Friday, July 15.

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share? 

We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to:

analysis and assessment, budgeting, discovery, digital scholarship, end users/use statistics, management/leadership, library entrepreneurship, professional development, scholarly communication, and technology and trends.

The Charleston Conference wishes to provide opportunities for everyone to be heard. We encourage proposals that include representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly
communications process, so please consider the diversity of your panel. Also, please note that conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to
them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.

2016 Conference Info:

Proposed Theme: Roll with the Times, or the Times Will Roll Over You
Preconferences/Seminars: Monday, October 31 – Wednesday, November 2
Charleston Vendor Showcase: Wednesday, November 2
Main Conference: Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5

About the Conference:

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to
discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal
environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,700 in 2015.

For questions or more information, please contact Leah Hinds at

Tom Gilson
Associate Editor, Against the Grain
Head of Reference Emeritus,
Addlestone Library, College of Charleston