Charleston Conference

The Charleston Conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials 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 nonthreatening, 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 others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from twenty participants in 1980 to over one thousand today. Open Access versions of all proceedings published since 2009 can be found here.