Wednesday, March 09, 2005

CFP: 3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference

3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference
16-19 October 2005
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Call for Papers:
Conference Home:

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts 1 April 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection 1 June 2005
Final submission due (Papers & Hot Topics only) 1 September 2005
Early bird registration 1 June - 1 August 2005
Conference period 16 - 19 October 2005

The 3rd International EBL Conference has the theme:

"Evolution of evidence: global perspectives on linking research with practice."

The conference will be a forum to bring together library and information professionals who are interested in evidence-based librarianship to support the development of their understanding of the application of techniques of evidence-based practice within information contexts.

Specific objectives of the conference are:

-To promote understanding of the concept of evidence-based librarianship and its role in the library and information profession
-To discuss and develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks, potential directions for the future and the evidence base which underpins practice
-To promote excellence in evidence-based practice through the demonstration of EBL tools and techniques and the showcasing of innovative practice within the profession
-To create ongoing national and international networks and collaboration and to encourage the development of communities of practice around EBL
-Library and information professionals are invited to submit proposals for papers on any of the following themes:

-Using research to inform practical decision-making -
-Maximising the value and impact of our information services
-Harnessing the evidence base for our teaching and learning
-Developing and applying tools for evidence based practice (benchmarking, good practice guidelines, standards, accreditation and audit)
-Researching the needs of our users and communities - by practitioners for practitioners
-Exploring current and future prospects for evidence-based information practice (librarianship; information science; informatics; information literacy; information technology)
-Facilitating practitioner perspectives on implementing evidence-based practice
-Delivering effective and cost-effective LIS services
-Uniting international evidence with local action

For more information, follow links above.