Continuing the advancement of the library and information science community, Ms. Elyssa Gould, Head of the Acquisitions and Continuing Resource Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is Honored

IGI Global Announces the Winner of the Academic Librarian Sponsorship for the 2019 Charleston Conference

By Brittany Haynes on Oct 31, 2019

Hershey, PA, October 22, 2019— IGI Global awarded Ms. Elyssa Gould, Head of the Acquisitions and Continuing Resource Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with the Academic Librarian Sponsorship to attend the 2019 Charleston Conference.

“I am honored to receive the IGI Global Library Sponsorship award," stated Ms. Elyssa Gould. "The Charleston Conference is a wonderful conference that prioritizes librarians and vendors working together to achieve mutual goals. Sharing in conversation with vendors is the first step towards a mutually beneficial partnership.”

Elyssa M. Gould is Head of the Acquisitions and Continuing Resource Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In this role, she coordinates and leads 16 staff who perform acquisitions, electronic resource management, licensing, binding, and interlibrary loan activities. Ms. Gould previously served as Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library and Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Northern Michigan University.

As a leading academic publisher of reference books, scholarly journals, and the InfoSci-Databases, IGI Global is dedicated to the advancement of resources and services in academic libraries. Following that dedication, IGI Global launched the Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program, which would sponsor librarians’ attendance of the industry’s most important events, namely the Charleston Conference and provides them with a $500 travel stipend. Additionally, IGI Global is proud to be a long-standing Diamond Sponsor of the Charleston Conference.

Additionally, at the conference, IGI Global will be represented by Mr. Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales, and Mr. Abdoul Amadou, Sales Coordinator for North America, who will be:

  • Exhibiting at Table #71 at the Vendor Showcase on Tuesday, November 5. Stop by to review your institution’s holdings and learn more about IGI Global’s product offerings

  • Leading the panel session “Twelve Danishes for the Price of One: The Benefits of Bulk Acquisitions for Libraries” on Wednesday, November 6th, at 10:45 a.m. At this session, attendees will hear viewpoints from a librarian, publisher, and an aggregator on the benefits of bulk acquisitions compared to the title-by-title approach. Other speakers featured on the panel include Mr. John Elwell, MLIS/MA, Director of Content Strategies at EBSCO Books; Mr. Scott Pope, MLS, Continuing Resources Librarian at Texas State University; and Ms. Sara Tarpley, Director of Academic Product Sales at Gale-Cengage Learning

For more information about the Charleston Conference, visit the conference website.

IGI Global would like to congratulate Ms. Gould on this award, as well as her work in advancing the state of knowledge resources.
About IGI Global: Celebrating over 30 years of publishing excellence, IGI Global boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of over 5,300+ reference books, 185+ highly indexed journals, and a broad collection of InfoSci©-Databases. IGI Global’s commitment to providing the highest quality research and their steadfast pledge to put the research community and underrepresented research concepts before profit makes IGI Global a unique and preferred publisher.

About the Charleston Conference: 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. Hosted by Against the Grain, the event began in 1980, and is focused on creating a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment for presidents of companies to discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many others. For more information about the Charleston Conference, please visit:
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of IGI Global.
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