Call for Preconferences

Call for Preconferences

The 2020 call for preconferences and seminars proposal submission deadline is April 30. Please read the proposal guidelines, then submit your ideas using the form below.

Preconference Guidelines:

1)  The main focus of the Charleston Conference is the acquisition and leasing of library materials of all types, budget issues, licensing, personnel, marketing, publicity, providing access. As well, we encourage sessions on digital scholarship, end users, entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development. We like new ideas or approaches and especially those that  accentuate the practical. However, sessions that are product-oriented or that are presented by a single company/publisher/vendor will not be accepted.

2) The preconferences will be scheduled on Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3. Full day sessions run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Morning sessions are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. We provide a refreshment break at 10:30 am, lunch at the Vendor Showcase from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and another break at 2:30 pm. Please schedule your agendas accordingly. We are also open to the idea of doing post-conference sessions on the afternoon of Friday, November 6, if preferred.

3)  For most preconferences, the Charleston Conference covers the cost of the meeting room rental, A/V equipment, and refreshments for attendees. To cover those costs, full day preconference registration fees are generally $225, and half day preconference fees are generally $150.  If you would like to make arrangements for a different registration amount due to sponsorships or other alternatives, please contact Leah Hinds at


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