Friday, November 30, 2018

CFP: ELPUB2019 (Marseille, France - June 2019) #ELPUB2019

23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019 
June 2-4, 2019
Marseille, France.

Academic publishing and digital bibliodiversity

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019 which will celebrate the cultural diversity in all aspects of the transmission and perception of the written, spoken and illustrated word!

The conference will take place between the 2nd and the 4th of June of 2019 at the Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France.

In 2019, the Electronic Publishing conference will expand your horizons and perceptions! Taking as an inspirational starting point the concept of bibliodiversity, a term coined by Chilean publishers in the 1990s, the forum will revisit its definition and explore what it means today. Being organised five years after the adoption of the International Declaration of Independent Publishers to Promote and Strengthen Bibliodiversity Together, supported in 2014 by 400 publishers from 45 countries, the conference aims to bring together the enquiring academic, professional and publishing industry minds keen to explore the ever evolving nature of the knowledge transmission within human societies.

According to the International Declaration of Independent Publishers:Bibliodiversity is cultural diversity applied to the world of books. Echoing biodiversity, it refers to the critical diversity of products (books, scripts, eBooks, apps and oral literature) made available to readers. Bibliodiversity is a complex self-sustaining system of storytelling, writing, publishing and other kinds of production of oral and written literature. The writers and producers are comparable to the inhabitants of an ecosystem. Bibliodiversity contributes to a thriving life of culture and a healthy eco-social system.

The field of academic publishing at large, encompassing all forms of scholarly communication, can be considered as a comprehensive intellectual eco-system where the relevance of the concept can be assessed at many interconnected levels. Bibliodiversity can be considered in relation to the diversity of disciplines, stakeholders, languages, academic cultures and policies, but also content, formats, data and metadata standards, platforms and tools. For a full understanding of the publishing ecosystem, it is essential to gain a better understanding of the incentives that drive it to stronger bibliodiversity or, on the contrary to global uniformization.

Bibliodiversity also plays an important role in the interaction between science and society, particularly when considering innovation and education, and more generally the social impact of research.

Therefore the conference invites submissions which address any aspect of bibliodiversity in the academic publishing system, including but not restricted to the list below:

We invite submissions in the form of an extended abstract (see formats below). All submissions will be refereed. Authors whose abstracts have passed the first round of peer review will be invited to submit full papers.

For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference to present the paper. The same requirement applies for inclusion in the proceedings. Moreover, all those with accepted workshop or demonstration proposals must commit to supporting the event (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) by physically attending and coordinating their activity.

Papers accepted will be published in indexed full open access proceedings by OpenEdition Press on the Episciences platform with an option for immediate publication of the preprint on the HAL platform. Best papers will be selected to be published in a freemium open access edited volume on the OpenEdition Books platform, and made available in print format through print on demand. All accepted papers and posters will be archived at the ELPUB Digital Library. All contents published in the ELPUB proceedings are open access via the conference archive under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference. All full papers, short papers and posters should be written in English as a lingua franca (ELF), though other languages would also be considered, provided that an ELF translation of the abstract is also made available. All proposed presentations should be submitted via ScienceConf platform.
Formats for submission

The conference is inviting the following types of submissions:
  • Full papers (manuscript up to 5,600 words)
  • Short papers (manuscript up to 3,300 words)
  • Practitioner and Developer papers (manuscript of any length for presentation only)
  • Posters (abstract up to 1500 words)
  • Proposals for workshops and tutorials

Extended abstracts must be between 1,000 – 1,500 words and contain:
  1. Title of the paper
  2. Author name(s) and affiliation(s)
  3. Email
  4. Type of paper you plan to submit (e.g. Full paper, short paper, practitioner’s paper, poster, workshop)
  5. Key objectives of the study and significance
  6. Design and Methodology
  7. An overview of the state of the art in the field
  8. Outcomes thus far or expected outcomes
  9. A bibliography
  10. Keywords (maximum five)

Accepted proposals should ensure that final papers are formatted according to our recommended template.

Download templates

Submit your abstract
Important dates
  • Call for papers posted: October 26, 2018
  • Submission site open: November 10, 2018
  • Submission deadline for extended abstracts: January 10, 2019
  • Author decision notification: February 7, 2019
  • Submission of full paper for final review: March 16, 2019
  • Return of final review: April 6, 2019
  • Submission of final papers: May 15, 2019
  • Proceedings uploaded: June 1, 2019

Thursday, November 29, 2018

CFP: ALADN 2019 (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) - Louisville, Kentucky May, 2019

ALADN 2019 Call for Proposals
 (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) 
Louisville, Kentucky May 19-22, 2019

The ALADN 2019 Program Committee is excited to invite submissions for presentations at the 24th Annual ALADN Conference, to be held at the beautiful Brown Hotel in Louisville Kentucky, on May 19-22, 2019.  We are looking for engaging, original presentations that illuminate library advancement and development. If you are passionate about libraries, please consider presenting at ALADN. This conference is the perfect venue for sharing information on trends in library advancement, best practices, practical tips, and emerging research in the field of academic library advancement and development.  We encourage creative approaches, so proposals may include presentations, panels, and interactive workshops. Speakers are responsible for their registration and travel expenses.

About the conference:  Formed in 1995, the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) explores issues of interest, offers networking opportunities, and assists in mutual problem-solving for professionals involved in advancement and development for academic and research libraries through an annual conference, an electronic listserv (LIBDEV), and personal contacts.

  • Submission deadline: January 21, 2019
  • Notification: Monday, February 11, 2019

Proposal Submission Requirements.  Please submit your proposal here. (Please note: you will be required to create an account to submit a proposal. Use the “submit presentation” link in the author corner.)

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to ALADN attendees, clearly defined audience and outcomes, and presenters’ experience.  The following topic areas were specifically requested after the 2018 ALADN conference, but all proposals are welcome:
  • The basics of libraries for development professionals AND development for librarians (how does it work, unique vocabulary, timelines for workflows, etc.)
  • Partnerships with others in the college or university, in the community, or with corporations
  • Stewardship ideas
  • Director of Development for the library-how the case is made, reporting structure, performance evaluation, etc.
  • Building affinity: Strategies for working with faculty emeriti, former student employees, distance library users, parents, etc.
  • Turning in-kind gifts into cash gifts—making the case, stewarding the gifts
  • Open Access—fundraising opportunities, storytelling, impact
  • Branding, storytelling, communications, narrative, etc.

Call for Chapters: Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries
Book Publisher: McFarland 

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian. 

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by December 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to

CFP: Illinois Library Association 2019 Annual Conference in Tinley Park, IL (October 2019)

Illinois Library Association
Tinley Park (Illinois) Convention Center

October 22-24, 2019

Have you flipped the library paradigm with a program or service? Have you changed focus? Are you shifting your service model? Where are you stepping out to make an impact? Tell us about it.

The Illinois Library Association Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference that embody the diverse and multi-type membership of ILA and highlight the innovative and creative work members do in their libraries. The goal of the conference is to help members engage with each other and grow in their knowledge.  

The theme is Shift: Where Will You Grow? and will explore how we as individuals and institutions can shift our thinking to:
  • Look at new ways of providing service
  • Take a step back to reassess something we are doing
  • See where we can change commonly held beliefs
  • Explore similarities between different types of libraries
  • Engage with ideas outside of the library world

Share your ideas and shifts by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Committee is seeking programs which focus on pushing boundaries, thinking big, inspiring, imagining possibilities, and encouraging innovation. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.For additional information, please visit the ILA website

CFP: 2019 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (Mt. Hood, Oregon - May 2019)

2019 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Saturday, May 18  - Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Timberline Lodge
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood

Call for Proposals

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
  • Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.
  • A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections.
  • A small (capped at 80 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
The planning committee is open to Presentations and Table Talks on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion, whether the presentation leans more toward the practical "here's what we did" sessions or toward the more abstract "here's what we think" sessions. We seek balance in the program by including both the practical and abstract points of view, either from one or two presenters or a panel of presenters. The committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. For Table Talks, the proposer(s) must be willing to facilitate the talk they propose.

Topics we and/or last year's attendees are interested in include:

  • Collections analysis projects (e.g., GreenGlass or Gold Rush experiences, altmetrics, etc.)
  • Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
  • Managing liaison programs
  • New models for selection
  • Sustainable models for publishing/pricing
  • Effective management of collections with constrained resources
  • Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections
  • Negotiation skills and how to use them, including during library-vendor and library-publisher meetings
  • Innovative vendor-librarian relationships and/or partnerships
  • Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)
  • Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.)
  • Impacts of Open Access and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development
  • Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians
  • Digital scholarship
  • Public library and/or small academic library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2018.

Important Dates
Thu 9/27/18: Call for proposals announced
Mon 12/31/18: Proposals due
Wed 1/16/19: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified
Fri 1/18/19: Presenters confirm commitment to present
Mon 2/4/19: Registration scheduled to open

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is
Damon Campbell, University of Oregon;
Lindsay Cronk, University of Rochester;
Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;
Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University;
Kim Maxwell, MIT;
Nancy Slight-Gibney, Retired.

CFP: 28th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference (Chapel Hill, NC - April 1, 2019)

Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2019 conference theme: Communication is Key: Facilitating Discovery and Delivery to Connect Users to Information.   

Possible topics could include:
  • Using effective communication to foster successful business and collegial relationships
  • Interacting with stakeholders, such as patrons, vendors, publishers, aggregators, colleagues, LIS students and faculty
  • Advocacy for our users
  • Responding to user needs through our collections
  • Providing access to resources through cataloging skills, metadata creation, knowledge base management, and the library’s online catalog and discovery service
  • Promoting and marketing resources to inform users
  • License negotiation as a critical communication skill
  • Working with vendors on renewals, accounting transactions, adding new resources, troubleshooting, library advisory boards, new acquisitions models, and projects in partnership
  • Communicating within a consortium
  • Skills in communicating within the department, team, institution
  • Collaboration and project management
  • Assessment and data visualization as tools to tell our story
  • Communicating through training: the value of professional development opportunities
Proposals may address any aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the community including librarians, staff, students, publishers, and vendors.

Proposals should be submitted using this form.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 21, 2018.

Proposals will require the following information:
·  Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
·  A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
·  Presentation title
·  An abstract (approximately 100 words)
·  Type of program
o             Presentation (45 minutes)
o             Tips and tricks lightning talk (5-7 minutes)
o             Other (please provide details)

Please note: Presenters' registration fees will be waived.

The Planning Committee will review all proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed (with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

Molly Hansen
Assistant Marketing Manager | Oxford University Press

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CFP: ABQLA Annual Conference 2019 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - May 2019.

Ceci est un message bilingue. Le texte français suit l'anglais / This is a bilingual message. The French text follows the English.

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for their 87th annual conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec on Friday, May 24th, 2019. The theme this year is “Everyday Superheroes,” and the conference will be a venue for presenting and discussing the services, spaces, collections, and people that make positive contributions - big and small - to our communities.

How does your library make a difference in the lives of its patrons? What innovative programs or services have you launched to empower others? What creative ways have you found to meet a need or solve a problem? The ABQLA Conference Committee strives to provide a range of sessions that are of interest to the broad library community, and we encourage proposals from libraries and organizations of all sizes.

Types of proposals:

Presentation: 30 to 45-minute sessions on research, projects, best practices, etc.

Workshop: 45 to 60-minute interactive sessions that engage participants in intensive discussion and/or activity.

Poster: short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special poster session.

For more information on the conference, please consult:

The submission deadline is  January 20, 2019.


L’ABQLA est heureuse d’inviter les membres de la communauté des bibliothécaires et professionnels de l’information à soumettre des propositions de communications pour son 87e Congrès annuel, qui se tiendra à Montréal, Québec, le vendredi 24 mai 2019. Le thème cette année est « Super-héros de tous les jours » , et le congrès sera un endroit où présenter et discuter des services, espaces, collections et personnes qui contribuent de petites et grandes façons à leurs communautés.

Comment votre bibliothèque fait-elle une différence dans la vie de vos usagers? Quels programmes novateurs ou services avez-vous créer pour inspirer les autres? Quelles approches créatives avez-vous trouvées pour répondre à un besoin ou résoudre un problème? Le comité du congrès de l’ABQLA désire proposer un large éventail de séances qui sont d’intérêt pour la communauté élargie des bibliothèques et nous invitons les bibliothèques et organisations de toutes tailles à soumettre des propositions de communications pour des présentations, ateliers et affiches.

Types de communications :

Présentation : séances de 30-45 minutes sur une étude, un projet, les meilleures pratiques, etc.

Atelier : séances interactives d’une durée maximale de 60 minutes qui engagent le participant dans une discussion approfondie ou dans une activité.

Affiche : courtes présentations graphiques qui seront présentées dans une séance d’affichage.

Pour soumettre votre proposition, visitez le :

Pour plus d’information sur la conférence et l’ABQLA, veuillez consulter :

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 20 janvier 2019.

ABQLA Conference Planning Committee
Comité organisateur du congrès ABQLA

Call for Panelists – 2019 ALA Annual Diversity, Equity, and Justice Panel (ALA Annual 2019 - Washington, DC)

LITA is seeking proposals for panelists for our 2019 ALA Annual “Diversity, Equity, and Justice Talks: In and Beyond the Library” program in Washington, DC! The submission deadline is Sunday December 9, 2018.

Submit your proposal

The program will consist of presentations from three panelists interested in approaching the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Justice from their own personal and/or institutional perspective. We invite potential panelists to submit brief proposals around any topic that relates to diversity and equity work at large: employing anti-racist praxis in libraries/your library work, navigating microagressions, allyship, cultural competency–to name a few. However, any and all topics are welcome, and don’t necessarily need to speak directly to technology.

LITA encourages participation from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQA+. We also value diverse perspectives from different types and sizes of libraries and individuals who can bring a fresh voice.

Panelists will be selected based on their proposals, experience, and overall balance to the panel.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Call for Reviewers: February Issue of ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the February 2019 issue. To volunteer, choose a resource from the list below and complete our Reviewer Interest form ( by Friday, November 30. 
Initial draft submissions are due Friday, January 4, 2019.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to
Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Melanie Emerson
Gabriella Karl-Johnson
Alexandra Provo

Resources for Review: We seek reviewers for the following resources.
  1. Burlington Contemporary - 
  2. Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné Project - 
  3. Ways of Curating -
  4. Facsimile Finder and Facsimile Finder for Libraries -
  5. Picturing Places -
  6. Zaha Hadid at Serpentine Galleries -
  7. The John G. Johnson Collection: A History and Selected Works -
  8. The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590–1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma -

Complete the Reviewer Interest Form here:

**The snippets below are taken from each resource's web page and do not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors**

1. Burlington Contemporary: Every week, Burlington Contemporary will publish reviews of current exhibitions and recent books on contemporary art across the world, written by leading critics, artists and scholars. The reviews will be joined by an online journal, to be published three times a year from late 2018 onward. This will present cutting-edge research on recent art, written to the highest academic standards, yet accessible to a wide international audience.

2. Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné Project:
The Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project is a scholarly resource dedicated to the life and oeuvre of the American-born abstract expressionist Sam Francis (1923–1994). This first installment documents all currently known unique works on paper and canvas and panel paintings attributed to the artist from 1945 through 1949. Given Francis's prolific career, the Sam Francis Foundation will regularly release portions of the catalogue raisonné sequentially as we continue our research and documentation. It is our intention to not only provide a historical record of Francis’s artworks but also to embrace his creative and innovative spirit by offering a catalogue that evolves and changes as new information comes to light.
**Registration required to review this resource**

The exhibitions collected here trace Hans Ulrich Obrist’s journey from contemporary art to an expanded field including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, and science. The trajectory begins, temporally, with World Soup, the kitchen show in which Obrist brought together artists like Fischli/Weiss and Hans-Peter Feldmann for his first show, held in the kitchen of his studio.

4. Facsimile Finder and Facsimile Finder for Libraries: Facsimile Finder is a supplier of books, specializing in facsimile editions. In addition to sourcing and procuring services, Facsimile Finder also hosts a free database. Facsimile Finder for Libraries is a software to help libraries display their facsimile collection and make it known to users. Based on the powerful software of Facsimile, this new tool will finally allow you to make the best use of your precious facsimiles.

5. Picturing Places: A new free online resource which explores the British Library’s extensive holdings of landscape imagery. The Library’s huge collection of historic prints and drawings is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Picturing Places showcases works of art by well-known artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and J.M.W. Turner alongside images by a multitude of lesser-known figures. Only a few have ever been seen or published before.

6. Zaha Hadid at Serpentine Galleries: A Google Arts & Culture Site that explores the visionary architect’s early paintings and drawings in virtual reality in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group.

7. The John G. Johnson Collection: A History and Selected Works: The John G. Johnson Collection: A History and Selected Works, edited by Christopher D. M. Atkins, is the first volume in an online series of scholarly publications focusing on the renowned collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was published on the centenary of John G. Johnson’s extraordinary gift of European painting and sculpture to the City of Philadelphia. A related exhibition, Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection, was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 3, 2017, to February 19, 2018.

8. The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590–1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma: 
A Project of the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, in Association with the Archivio di Stato di Roma and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. The site now provides pages for all of the individuals mentioned in the documents, including references and links to the documents in which their names appear, with a new feature that indicates the role or roles that they played in Roman society and/or the Accademia, if retrievable. For well-known artists or artists who contributed significantly to the life of the Accademia, the site now incorporates artists’ pages that include not only links to the documents in which they are named but also selected bibliographies, related images, and in some cases portraits

Sunday, November 25, 2018

CFP: NASIG Annual Conference (Pittsburgh, PA June 2019) @NASIG

NASIG is soliciting proposals for its 34th Annual Conference, to be held June 5-8, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA.

NASIG is seeking proposals for 1-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. We particularly welcome proposals related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, including:
  • Management of electronic and/or print serial resources
  • Licensing of library content
  • Collection analysis and development
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content
  • Scholarly communication (copyright, institutional repositories, publishing, data management)
  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community
  • Supervision and management of staff and projects in areas relevant to NASIG.
Each 1-hour session should include approximately 45-50 minutes of content, with time left for discussion. Presentations are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to conference topics.  Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings, which are published each year through the journal Serials Librarian.

Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of registration.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at  The submission deadline has been extended to December 10, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Maria Collins and Wendy Robertson, at

NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models. Visit for more information.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

CFP: 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP10) @ConfEblip #EBLIP10

10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP10)
Call for Papers - Closes on 10th December
Conference Theme: "Using evidence in times of uncertainty"

The use of evidence is becoming more and more important as a routine part of library planning and decision making.  Whilst in an era of library de-funding, calls for accountability, fake news, and complex information environments, evidence is becoming an essential component of advocacy.

This inclusive conference theme will encourage practitioners and researchers to think about what evidence is, how we collect it, and how we use it in these uncertain times.
The conference aims to offer a stimulating and varied programme of workshops, presentations, posters and discussions designed to appeal to library and information professionals convinced about using evidence-based approaches as well as those who may have previously thought that evidence- based practice (or attending an EBLIP conference) wasn’t for them.  Pre-conference workshops covering a range of topics relating to research, evaluation and evidence-based practice will be held on 15-16 June 2019.  The main conference will take place 17-19 June 2019.
Conference keynotes include David Stewart, the incoming President of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), who we hope will be talking about his enduring passion for research and evidence and Frankie Wilson of the Bodleian library, Oxford University who will be drawing on her new publication (with Selena Killick of the Open University) to discuss using library assessment data as evidence and Donna Scheeder of Library Strategies International and Past President of IFLA (2015-2017) who will be talking about the contribution of IFLA to advocacy and sustainable development goals.
The conference will provide a practical and accessible forum for librarians and information practitioners from all sectors to discover, use and disseminate evidence that may contribute to decision-making and advocacy in today’s professional practice. This includes (but is not inclusive to) those who:
  • Are interested in the evaluation of library services or library assessment
  • Need to demonstrate the impact or value of their library service
  • Wish to build an evidence-based approach to their practice
  • Collect data about their services but don’t know what to do with it
  • Wish to include the user experience in library decision making
  • Are interested in methods for evidence-based library and information practice

EBLIP conferences tend to be relatively small and particularly friendly places offering a stimulating environment for librarians across sectors to meet and share ideas.  We welcome librarians attending an EBLIP conference for the first time and have provided a lively social programme to complement the academic content.  Early bird registration for the full conference including conference dinner is £350).  Further details regarding registration fees and the schedule can be found at
The conference dinner will be held at Oran Mar, and an optional whiskey distillery tour is on offer following the conference.
Proposal submissions:
Submissions are invited in the form of 1) papers (for an oral presentation - 20 minutes) or 2) posters. For papers and posters, abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted using a structured abstract form (Title, Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion).  Poster presenters will be invited to participate in a “Poster Madness” session (one of the highlights at EBLIP9)
Submissions should address an area related to the conference theme – “Using evidence in times of uncertainty.”  All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review by members of the International Programme Committee. All submissions must be via the Easychair conference management system at (See below for details.)
Following the conference, authors are encouraged to submit their papers to practitioner focussed open access journals.  Following each EBLIP conference, the EBLIP Journal invites authors to contribute to a special feature.  See for the feature from EBLIP9.
Key Dates:
  • 7th September 2018 – call for papers opens
  • 10th December 2018 - call for papers closes
  • 18 January 2019 - Authors of submissions notified of decision
  • 15 February 2019 - Deadline for authors of submissions to confirm participation
  • Spring 2019 - Registration opens
For further information, please consult the Conference Website –
To submit an abstract

If you already have an EasyChair account, login.  Alternatively, you can create an account.
  • Click on submissions
  • Click on add submission (top right hand corner of screen)
  • Enter the author details
  • Enter your abstract – Please remember – This should be in a structured form
  • and not more than 350 words 
  • Indicate whether your abstract should be considered as a paper or poster
For programme queries, please contact the International Programme Chair, Alison Brettle –

Please follow us on Twitter @ConfEblip and post using #EBLIP10.