We will begin refunding conference fees this week and will be working with the ICOLC coordinating and conference program committees to schedule an online conference in early summer (date TBD).
We will host the in person 2021 ICOLC North American meeting here in Columbia, with the Ohio event being pushed back to 2022. We’d like to thank our OhioLINK and OhioNET colleagues for their flexibility.
As of today, March 13, 2020, our ICOLC meeting in Columbia, South Carolina, April 19-22 is postponed. In conjunction with the coordinating committee, we will be working on a plan to present the content and convene the discussions we’ve put together for the meeting. Whether this will involve rescheduling or reconfiguring the meeting as an online event is something we’ll be seeking input on.
We are currently in discussions with the Marriot Columbia to evaluate all available options to facilitate this process. We expect these discussions to continue for the next several days and will reach out to all registered participants once we reach a final determination as to whether we reschedule or cancel the onsite event.
We hope that everyone in the ICOLC community remains well and safe, and we’re proud to be a part of a community that is supporting the distribution of knowledge and pedagogy in a rapidly changing universe.
We’ll provide an update early next week.
If you have questions, please direct them to Ellan Jenkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASCAL is pleased to host the 2020 North American ICOLC meeting April 19-22, 2020 in Columbia, SC.
The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Twice per year ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia. Only consortial staff and members are permitted to attend the meetings. There is no vendor area.
With three major interstates that intersect the city and a regional airport, getting here is straightforward.
Three major interstates run through Columbia: I-26, I-20 and I-77. I-95 connects to I-20 and I-26 for easy access from anywhere on the Eastern corridor.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) offers 35 non-stop flights a day from major airports across the country.
The Columbia SC station (CLB) of the Amtrak is on the Silver Service/Palmetto line and includes arrivals from Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and dozens of other cities along the Eastern seaboard.