2022 Call for Papers

The 2022 Call for Papers is now closed. If you have a late-breaking proposal idea, please contact Leah Hinds at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com with details.

Submission Deadline: July 15

Call for Paper Proposal Guidelines
In Person: November 1 – 4
Online: November 14 – 18

The 2022 Charleston Library Conference will be a hybrid event. We strongly encourage in-person attendance for presenters, but will offer a chance for virtual speakers to participate via a pre-recorded presentation and live Q&A. 

IMPORTANT: Please read the Program Proposal Instructions BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

Requirements Charleston Conference presenters will be required to:

  • register for and attend the conference; and
  • grant permission for broadcast and/or video recording and of their presentation.

It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you submit a paper for the conference proceedings. If you elect to do so, we ask that you:

  • assign the Charleston Conference first publication rights, and
  • submit your paper through our Digital Commons portal on the Janeway/Michigan Publishing website using the guidelines and the deadlines that will be provided. Slides and rough outlines/bullet points will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria The Charleston Conference Planning Committee will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference theme and threads, originality, and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that:

  • are oriented toward providing practical, concrete information for practicing professionals;
  • demonstrate innovative or entrepreneurial thinking;
  • that include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process;
  • generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of the library and information industry;
  • present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology; and
  • encourage active learning among conference attendees.

PLEASE NOTE:  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. All proposals must include at least one librarian or library worker at the time of submission. Conference sessions should include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process.

Proposal notifications will be sent out in early August. Questions should be directed to Leah Hinds at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com or Beth Bernhardt at beth@charlestonlibraryconference.com.



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