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Elsevier Announces 2013 Library Connect Charleston Conference Award

NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Submissions for first time presenters participating at the Charleston Conference open until August 23

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced it will sponsor the 2nd annual Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award for first time presenters participating in the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, November 6-9, 2013.

The 2013 Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award will provide up to US$1,500 to a qualifying librarian who has for the first time been accepted to present at the Charleston Conference in 2013. The awarded amount may be used for registration costs, economy class airfare and hotel expenses to attend the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference.

"The annual Charleston Conference is a welcoming forum that encourages collaboration and information sharing among the research library community," said Carol Diedrichs, one of the award judges and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University. "Elsevier's sponsorship of Library Connect Charleston Conference Award helps enable a librarian to join fellow colleagues at Charleston for the first time to share knowledge and celebrate new achievements."

The 2012 Library Connect Charleston Conference Award winner, Ms. Maliaca Oxnam, a member of the University of Arizona Scholarly Publishing and Data Management Team, was selected by the committee in a blind judging for her session entitled "Moving Technical Reports Forward: New Roles for Libraries & Librarians"; she was one of four co-presenters.

One recipient will be selected in 2013 by a panel of judges evaluating criteria, such as topic relevance to research libraries, innovativeness of the content, and demonstration of the value of libraries/librarians to the research process.

Each year more than 1,000 librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and library material vendors gather at the annual Charleston Conference. Following the conference, the winner will have an opportunity to share their conference experience in the Elsevier Library Connect Newsletter, a complimentary publication which reaches more than 16,000 subscribers worldwide.

The goal of sponsoring this award is to foster opportunities for enhanced communication among librarians and their user communities within STEM disciplines. Applications must be submitted by August 23, 2013. The recipient will be notified by September 16, 2013.

For information about the award and how to apply, visit:

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About Library Connect

Library Connect is a global program from Elsevier for academic, health sciences, corporate and government librarians. The program includes a free newsletter and other print and online resources, seminars and symposia, and interactive news channels, including Facebook, Twitter and blog. More than 16,000 librarians worldwide subscribe to the Library Connect Newsletter, which is available in print and/or electronic formats. Published three times a year, it covers information industry best practices, issues, trends and events, as well as Elsevier product and service news.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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