The Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) conference will take place next year in Glasgow, Scotland. This news was announced earlier this week by Dr Rebekah (Becky) Willson and Dr Diane Pennington, who together led the bid for Glasgow to host the event in 2019. Becky and Diane are lecturers in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.
This will be the third time that the biennial conference has been hosted in the UK: in 2001 the first conference in the series took place in Sheffield; then it came to Salford in 2011. The venues of other previous EBLIP conferences are Edmonton (Canada, 2003), Brisbane (Australia, 2005 and 2015), Chapel Hill (USA, 2007), Stockholm (Sweden, 2009), Saskatoon (Canada, 2013), and Philadelphia (USA, 2017).
I am pleased to be involved in the delivery of the 2019 event as a member of the International Programme Committee, to be chaired by Professor Alison Brettle. This will build on my previous association with EBLIP as a keynote speaker and the organiser of the ‘Meet the editors’ panel session at EBLIP6 in 2011, and as a member of the international programme committee of EBLIP9 in Philadelphia last year.