Thursday, December 06, 2012

CFP: EBLIP7 – the 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (July 2013 Saskatoon, Canada)

CFP: EBLIP7 – the 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (July 2013 Saskatoon, Canada)

EBLIP7 – the 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference is taking place July 15-18, 2013 in Saskatoon, Canada.

What is evidence-based practice? It is what you do naturally! Librarians often use evidence to inform what they do and how they deliver services and programs. Share with others how you have researched and collected the evidence to inform your decision-making. Submit an abstract!

The call for abstracts for EBLIP7 has been extended to Friday 21 December 2012 to ensure that the EBLIP7 program reflects the international and multi-type nature of evidence-based librarianship. To submit an abstract for either a paper or poster presentation, please go to

 Call for Abstracts - EXTENDED 

How are librarians and information professional using evidence to inform practice? The possibilities are endless! Across library sectors librarians around the world are consulting the research evidence in library and information studies (LIS) as well as other fields such as marketing, business, education, and management. Finding and applying research evidence is the hallmark of evidence based library and information practice. Librarians are also conducting research and adding valuable evidence to the LIS body of knowledge, engaging in knowledge transfer with their own research experiences.

The 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference is the place to come and participate in the EBLIP conversation.

The International Program Committee for EBLIP7 invites you to submit abstracts for papers and posters for the conference to be held at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada from July 15 - 18, 2013.

EBLIP7 is aimed at all library and information professionals from all disciplines and sectors. EBLIP7 will continue the tradition of offering a welcoming and supportive environment to all, whether newcomers or experienced practitioners of evidence based practice.

Conference Themes

Research papers, reviews of evidence, reports of innovative practice, hot topic discussion papers, and poster presentations are invited.

In the spirit of our conference title, The Possibilities Are Endless”,  and in line with EBLIP7’s prairie roots, key themes include:
·         Beyond the horizon  -  visioning the future, investigation, discovery\
·         Ploughing new terrain -  cultivating  and enhancing productivity through innovation, experimentation, transforming practice
·         Harvesting the rewards – - assessing  outcomes, impact, value
·         Summer fallow -  lessons learnt, reflection, insight

Further information about the themes and a submission form is available from the conference website at  

Abstracts must be submitted using the online form.

Submission deadline:  Extended to 21 December, 2012

Key Dates
·         Call for Abstracts: October 15, 2012.
·         Submission of Abstract deadline:  Extended to 21 December, 2012
·         Notification of Acceptance deadline:  31 January, 2013
·         Confirmation of Participation deadline:  15 February, 2013
·         Registration Opens: 1 March, 2013

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