Call for papers: #EBLIP10 Glasgow 2019

Poster display at EBLIP6, when the conference was last hosted in the UK

The #EBLIP10 committee, led by Professor Alison Brettle, has issued the call for papers for the tenth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) conference. This event will take in Glasgow from 17th to 19th June 2019.

Submissions for papers and posters that fit with the broad theme of ‘Using evidence in times of uncertainty’ are invited via EasyChair. Abstracts of a maximum of 350 words (for both types of submission) are due by 30th November 2018. The submissions will be subject to double blind peer review by members of the International Programme Committee, with decisions communicated to authors by 15th January 2019. Continue reading

EBLIP comes to Scotland in 2019 #eblip10

Glasgow city chambers

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). Continue reading

Academic librarians, decision making and the evidence based practice model

Today I served as the external examiner for a PhD within the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University. The work submitted considers academic librarians, decision making and the evidence based practice model. It’s a very long journey from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth, but well worth it for the welcome I received at the University and the interesting viva discussion with the candidate and the rest of the examination team. The student was awarded a PhD subject to amendments to the thesis.

Continue reading