The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers and resource managers in Charleston, SC to discuss issues of importance to them all.

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Everyone is welcome to participate in conference sessions, but we do ask that multiple viewpoints be represented and do not allow solo presentations from any one company.

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We think historic downtown Charleston, SC, is the perfect venue to hold an annual conference! We’re sure you’ll agree once you visit.

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“The Charleston Conference is an incredibly stimulating venue. I am tired afterwards, but get so many great ideas, network with my colleagues, and learn what is going on. I recommend it highly.”


Press Release: 2022 Charleston Conference Plenary Videos Now Openly Available

The Charleston Hub is excited to announce that the Plenary Session videos from this year’s Charleston Library Conference are now available on our YouTube channel. The 2022 conference was a fantastic gathering of in person and virtual speakers from across the fields of librarianship and publishing. These plenary sessions were highlights from a week of powerful presentations and great discussions.

Come Back Next Year

Sunrise on Long Beach Island, NJ (photo by Donald T. Hawkins) The photo above is appropriate for the final posting of this year's blog. It shows sunrise, not sunset, because it provides an optimistic view of future Charleston Conference. Everyone agreed that this...

Closing session and Poll-A-Palooza

The closing session is always entertaining. Derek Law, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland summed up the conference. He noted how thoughtful the organizers have been. During the COVID lockdown he spent time dreaming of Charleston, studying...

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