Read why you should join our five Charleston Conference sessions


The Charleston Conference is just two weeks away! Themed “Roll with the Times, or the Times Roll Over You,” the conference will examine current issues affecting the library landscape, from discovery to working with publishers to research data management to sessions on professional development.

Some SAGE staff will be attending the conference to present on a few of these key topics. Please join us at the following dates and times as we discuss:

Alternative Careers for Librarians

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00 pm – Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel

This workshop is aimed at mid-career librarians who would like to renew their careers within librarianship, but also those who would like to seek new challenges in other domains. During this session, SAGE’s Senior Field Editor Elisabeth Leonard and other speakers will supply examples and practical advice on making career changes.

Effective Methods for Library Assessment

Thursday, November 3rd, 3:35pm – 4:15pm – Colonial Ballroom, Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel

Assessment is crucial to ensure libraries meet the needs of their patrons and to show ROI on the libraries’ collection investments. But what measurements are librarians taking to answer these questions and how are they collecting data? In this session, a panel of Assessment Librarians and Elisabeth Leonard will discuss the ROI methods they use and share practical ideas for librarians tasked with measuring usage, cost-per-download, LibGuide views, web behavior, and other stats in their libraries.

Elements of Superior Scholarly Publishing Support: Going Well Beyond the Platform

 Friday, November 4th, 2:30pm – 3:10pm – Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel

With Open Access platforms abounding today everyone has access to the ‘physical’ means to publish scholarly books or journals; however, scholarly publishing is a much more complicated, complex process than providing technical tools and web access. The traditional scholarly presses have developed deep resources and skills that service scholar-authors throughout the process of publication, distribution, communication and the awards cycles. Elisabeth Leonard will participate in this program that looks deeper into the process of publication – and the best practices of the best presses – to better understand this critical aspect of publication in these changing times.

Using User Research to Improve Site Redesigns

Friday, November 4th, 3:35pm – 4:15pm – Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 

Creating a good user experience for students, researchers, and faculty is important to librarians, publishers, and other vendors in academic publishing. Site redesigns are a great opportunity to better address user needs because of all the information we have about how people are actually using a site, what people find confusing, and what goals aren’t being accomplished. SAGE’s Senior Product Manager Adam White will participate in this session and discuss the application of user research in site redesigns, highlighting insights from our recent SAGE Research Methods site redesign.

Applying Entrepreneurship in a Changing Higher Education Landscape: Case Studies Involving Streaming Video

Friday, November 4th, 3:35pm-4:15pm – Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center

Higher education continues to change with new modes for course delivery, such as online, flipped, and distance education formats. Faculty are looking for alternative ways to engage a new generation of students, with their own learning styles, who expect and respect video. What does this change mean for course delivery and student performance, how are libraries supporting this changing environment to meet the needs of students and faculty, and how are content providers contributing? Using streaming video as a case study, this session presents librarian and faculty perspectives on how entrepreneurial thinking is driving student success both inside and outside of the classroom. SAGE’s Video Publisher Michael Carmichael will participate in this session by sharing insights from market research showing how publishers might respond to the way in which video is being used in Higher Education globally.

For those who are attending the conference, make sure to pick up the 2017 calendar, free to all conference goers. Inside, you will find the six winning images from the 2016 Charleston photo contest.

We look forward to catching up with everyone so make sure to stop by the SAGE Publishing table, #76, during the vendor showcase. Don’t forget to visit the Adam Matthew table, #51, as well to learn about their newest collections. See you then!

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