#EBLIP10 submission deadline date extended to 10th December 2018

There is still time to make a submission to the 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference – EBLIP10. This event takes place next year between 17th and 19th June 2019 (with pre-conference workshops on 15th and 16th June) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The revised deadline for 350 word paper and poster proposals is now Monday 10th December 2018.

Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers

Submissions for papers and posters that fit with the broad theme of ‘Using evidence in times of uncertainty’ are invited via EasyChair.

Following double blind peer review by the members of the International Programme Committee, accepted papers will be delivered at the conference as 20 minute oral presentations, and poster participants will be invited to participate in a ‘Poster madness’ session (one of the highlights of EBLIP9).

After the conference, presenters will be encouraged to submit their papers to practitioner-focussed open access journals, and to contribute to a special feature in the EBLIP Journal. See, for example, the feature from EBLIP9 in 2017.

For further information about submissions, please see the call for papers page on the EBLIP10 web site. The conference web site also shows an outline schedule for the event (including a note of the social events such as the welcome reception in the magnificent Glasgow City Chambers, the conference dinner at Òran Mór, and an optional post-conference tour of Glengoyne Distillery) plus information about the three keynote speakers:

The key dates associated with EBLIP10 are as follows:

  • 10th December 2018 – call for papers closes
  • 18th  January 2019 – authors of submissions notified of decisions
  • 15th February 2019 – deadline for authors of submissions to confirm participation
  • Spring 2019 – conference registration opens
  • 15th – 16th June 2019 – pre-conference workshops
  • 17th-19th June 2019 – conference

Follow EBLIP10 on Twitter, hashtag #EBLIP10.

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 Monday 10th December 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 18th 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.

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