[Eril-l] Reminder: Charleston Fast Pitch Competition Now Seeking Proposals

Beth Bernhardt brbernha at uncg.edu
Mon Aug 28 08:57:27 PDT 2017

Application deadline approaching on September 15!

The Fast Pitch Competition at the 2017 Charleston Conference is looking for
proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or
research library. The proposal should describe a project or venture that is
innovative, useful and better or different than what has been done in the
past or done currently.

Conference registrants' with unique and implementable ideas for change and
improvement at their library are encouraged to submit a proposal to present
at the Fast Pitch Session. The proposals should describe the project in
fewer than 1,000 words. Proposal deadline is September 15, with finalists
notified by October 2. Selected proposers will have five minutes to pitch
their idea before a Charleston Conference audience on Wednesday, November 8,
and a panel of judges who will determine the finalists. The Goodall Family
Charitable Foundation will sponsor two $2,500 awards for the finalists.

Last year's winners were Syracuse University for their Blackstone LaunchPad
for student entrepreneurship, and St. John Fisher College, for their
Coordinated Collection Development API Project. A write up of the session
is available on the conference blog (http://www.against-the-grain.
com/2016/11/charleston-fast-pitch-competition/), and an ATG Special Report
on all the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions is available on the
Against the Grain website (http://www.against-the-grain.


Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Notification to all applicants: October 2
Finalist Preparation and Coaching: October 16 - 30
Fast Pitch Competition: Wednesday, November 8

For application and eligibility details, please visit https://www.

If you have questions, please contact fastpitch at charlestonlibraryconference.

Beth R. Bernhardt
Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications
University Libraries
University of North Carolina Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
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