Join Fellow Researchers & Practitioners at the EBLIP9 Conference



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Plan to join other researchers and practitioners at the 9th international Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice Conference, June 18-21, 2017.  Hosted by Drexel University, the EBLIP9 conference is dedicated to exchange of ideas and networking around evidence-based practices.


This year marks the first time since 2007 that the EBLIP conference will be held in the United States, and what better place for a conference than Philadelphia, a city known for its rich history, numerous museums, top-tier universities and iconic landmarks, as well as the famous Philly cheesesteak and other culinary delights. 


We are excited to bring three inspiring keynote speakers with their unique perspectives on evidence-based practices. From Canada, Pam Ryan, Director for Service Development & Innovation at the Toronto Public Library, will address the everyday practices of librarians. Dean Yin Deng, College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University, USA, will explore data in building the 21st century economy; and Professor Alison Brettle, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at the University of Salford, UK, will examine collecting and using evidence for advocacy. In addition, attendees will have a rich selection of more than 40 presentations, poster sessions and numerous networking opportunities, as well as optional pre-conference workshops to customize their program.


Early bird registration closes on April 30, 2017. Register online today!


Full conference registration gives you:

  • The complete three-day EBLIP Conference Program
  • Opening night welcome reception at the historic Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Networking conference dinner at the elegant Crystal Tea Room
  • A variety of other networking opportunities with your peers and colleagues
  • Daily lunch and session break refreshments


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is sponsoring four scholarships to cover conference registration for historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2017 EBLIP conference. The deadline for online applications is Friday, March 31 at 11:59pm EST. Four additional scholarships will be awarded to first-time attendees who entered the Association of College & Research Libraries’ [ACRL] sponsored competition. 


We also thank our other 2017 conference sponsors for their generous support: Elsevier, Medical Library Association (MLA), the University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The complete conference program is forthcoming, so please check our website - - for regular updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


We hope to see you here in Philadelphia!


Danuta Nitecki & John Wiggins

Co-chairs, EBLIP9 Conference

Drexel University


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