This is the leading conference for Acquisitions librarians.

The Charleston Conference traditionally hosts preconference workshops and seminars on the days immediately preceding the main conference. This year, since the conference has moved online, we’re hosting our pre- and post- conference workshops and seminars online as well. We’ve spread these sessions out during the month of October and November to avoid scheduling burnout during the week of the conference. Each session is jam-packed with hands-on activity and breakout discussions for the attendees, and will include several breaks. These are intended to be active learning sessions, not just another webinar to sit through. We have sessions on a wide range of topics – see the link below for more details!

Pricing: Unless otherwise indicated on the session description page below, half day sessions are $50 and full day sessions are $95.

Bulk Discount: Register for 2 or 3 sessions at the same time, and receive a 10% discount (use code CHS20-2WKSP). Register for 4 or more sessions at the same time, and receive a 20% discount (use code CHS20-4WKSP). Discounts cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately – codes must be applied to a single transaction.

Registration is also open for the main conference, to be held online the week of  November 2-6. Register at, rates and details at

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions:


Tom Gilson

Associate Editor, Against the Grain

Head of Reference Emeritus,

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston

(843) 452-6053