EPLIP 7 Conference Update



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The 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (EBLIP7) is just months away. Make plans to attend the 7th iteration of this successful and innovative conference series, July 15 - 18, 2013, at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Why choose EBLIP7 when there are so many conferences to attend and funding can be tight?


  1. The international evidence based library and information practice community is a vibrant and inventive group of library and information professionals. From LIS scholars to practitioners to researchers in many forms, you will find interesting conversation, abundant networking opportunities, and peer reviewed posters and presentations to stimulate and energize your own thinking and practice.
  2. EBLIP7 keynote speakers: Denise Koufogiannakis, who will open the conference on Tuesday, July 16, is a key driver in the international EBLIP movement. She co-founded the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice journal and was one of the first librarians to think systematically about EBLIP and how it can be implemented in libraries. Dan Gardner, a Canadian journalist, author, and speaker, will close the conference on Thursday, July 18. He is the author of two acclaimed books: Risk and Future Babble. He has strong opinions and an interest in the evidence based movement.
  3. Evidence based practice is prevalent in many areas and disciplines. If you are new to it, come and see what it is and (more importantly) what it isn’t. There is a lot of information out there about EBLIP. You can enhance that with face-to-face conversations with leaders and innovators as well as peers who have the same questions that you do.
  4. If travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan isn’t in your bucket list[i], it should be! Saskatoon is a beautiful city in the middle of the Canadian prairies. The natural river bank, many summer activities and events, and friendly hospitality will make you glad you came. Not to mention the ELBIP7 conference!


Registration will open in March 2013. At that time, a preliminary program will be available.

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