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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