C-EBLIP Fall Symposium: Librarians as Researchers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 University Library, University of Saskatchewan



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The Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (C-EBLIP) is located in the University Library, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. C-EBLIP’s mission is to support University Library librarians and archivists as researchers and evidence based practitioners, and to raise the profile of librarians as researchers on campus and beyond.


Call for Proposals


 Librarians are regularly conducting research and disseminating the results. Whether it’s a requirement for tenure and promotion, part of evidence based library and information practice, curiosity, or contributing to the field of librarianship, librarians often approach research from the unique perspective of practice.


The Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (C-EBLIP) Fall Symposium: Librarians as Researchers is a one-day conference (with complimentary registration, including breaks and lunch) designed to facilitate sharing, collaboration, and networking with the focus on librarians in their researcher roles.  The symposium will consist of a series of single-track sessions, along with a keynote address, and time for networking. The sessions will focus not only on the research being done by librarians, but also on why librarians are doing research – their motivations or inspirations.


Sessions are 20 minutes in length which includes time for questions. Session topics should broadly relate to one of the focus areas of the symposium:


  • Research being done by librarians (i.e. results of research projects, a project in its interim state, methodology, experiences with conducting research, etc.)
  • Why librarians are conducting research (what inspires, motivates you to conduct research? are there external factors? do you have a philosophy of research?)


Session proposals of no more than 250 words should include the following:


1.            Description of the presentation

2.            How the proposal links to a focus areas (research being done by librarians; why librarians are doing research)

3.            Outcomes or takeaways


Applicants will be advised of the status of their proposals by the week of August 11, 2014.



Submit proposals to Virginia Wilson, Director, Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, by Thursday, July 31, 2014.



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