Charleston Conference

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011Saturday, 5 Nov 2011

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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 1,100 in 2010. Due to the amount of growth we have experienced, the Conference was held in two hotels for the first time in 2005: the Francis Marion and the Embassy Suites, both in downtown Charleston. We are now in three hotels (the Francis Marion, the Embassy Suites Historic, and the Holiday Inn Historic) plus the College of Charleston Addlestone Library for our concurrent sessions!

Check out the following conference sessions featuring Serials Solutions customers:


Experiences from the Field: Choosing a Discovery Tool for YOUR Unique Library
Doralyn Rossmann, Montana State University; Christine Korytnyk Dulaney, American University and others
Where: Francis Marion, Gold Ballroom
When: Thursday, November 3rd, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Better than Google. Web-Scale Discovery Delivers
Who: Jeannie Castro, University of Houston; John McDonald, Claremont University Consortium
Where: Embassy Suites, Colonial Ballroom
When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Relevancy Redacted: Web-Scale Discovery and the ‘Filter Bubble’
 Corey Davis, Royal Roads University
Where: Courtyard Marriott, Magnolia Room
When: Thursday, November 3rd, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

The Role of Reference in Discovery Systems: Effecting a More Literate Search
Doug Way, Grand Valley State University and others
Where: Addlestone Library, Room 122
When: Thursday, November 3rd, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Discovery Systems are No Different: We Must Still Teach Searchers How to Become Researchers
Craig Brians, Virginia Tech; Bruce Pencek, Virginia Tech.
Where: Francis Marion, Calhoun Room
When: Friday, November 4th, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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Event Information

Event Title
Charleston Conference
Event Date
Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011Saturday, 5 Nov 2011
Event Type

Venue Information

The Francis Marion Hotel

Carolina Ballroom

Table #40

387 King Street Charleston South Carolina 29403 United States

The Conference will be held in three hotels in downtown historic Charleston.

The Francis Marion Hotel (this is the main conference hotel)

The Embassy Suites Historic District
337 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403 

The Marriott Courtyard Historic District
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

The majority of the Conference will be held in the Francis Marion Hotel but many concurrent sessions and lively lunches will be held in the Embassy Suites and Marriott Courtyard Historic District. Some concurrent sessions may also be held in College of Charleston facilities, such as the Addlestone Library