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Lorie Kloda


Associate University Librarian, Planning and Community Relations

Concordia University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Email: lorie.kloda@concordia.ca



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The current issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is a full one. In addition to research articles and evidence summaries, we have yet another feature on the most recent Library Assessment Conference which took place in Seattle, Washington, in 2014. This is the second time we have had a feature from this conference, and we look forward to continuing the tradition with the upcoming 2016 Library Assessment Conference.


Also in this issue are several news items linked to the journal and to evidence based librarianship. Conference and meeting announcements, including the 9th International Conference on Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP9) and the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (C-EBLIP) Symposium, are included. Look for features in the journal on these meetings in the future. An item announcing a call for a library Researcher-in-Residence is a timely accompaniment to the Research in Practice column, co-authored by Virginia Wilson and Selinda Berg on the benefits of such a program.


Recently, an EBLIP publication received the Jesse H. Shera award for Distinguished Published Research. This is not the first time an article in this journal has won an award – EBLIP continues to publish high-caliber research that makes an impact on the profession.


And finally, our journal continues to grow. In the News/Announcements section as well, see our call for two positions: an Associate Editor (Reviews and Classics) and the newly created Communications Officer. The latter position is anticipated to expand the journal’s reach, to coordinate promotion of the journal, including all of its achievements, and to identify further opportunities for collaboration. I’m very excited about this position, as I think it is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in open access scholarly publication and with the appropriate skills and also and opportunity for the journal to develop a stronger relationship with its current readers and to reach new audiences. If you have ideas or suggestions about how you would like to hear about EBLIP news, by all means, please get in touch with me or another member of the Editorial Board.