IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section: Call for Papers for Satellite Session


Role of Evidence-based Research in Medical Libraries

The one-day session will have two sub-themes:
1. Library efforts in support of evidence-based research.
2. Research conducted by health science libraries and librarians.

The audience of this session is likely to include health care professionals, educators, researchers and librarians.

You are invited to submit an abstract for one of the two themes. It is hoped that papers will cover a wide range of areas, for example:
  • How libraries train library staff and users in using evidence.
  • Partnerships and collaborations that support evidence-based research.
  • Research that has made a difference to library services.
  • The librarian’s role in critical appraisal of the evidence.
  • Clinical librarians - walking the talk.
  • Tools to support evidence-based medicine.
  • Research methods.
  • Promoting the evidence.

Presentations are suggested to be no more than 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions.

Submission Guidelines:
The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
  • title of paper;
  • summary of paper (250 - 350 words maximum);
  • speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address, and biographical note (40 words maximum).

Submissions must be received no later than December 24th, 2007, preferably by email to:

Heather Todd
University of Queensland Library
St Lucia campus
St Lucia, Queensland 4072
E-mail: h.todd@library.uq.edu.au

Important dates:

Satellite Session (preceding the IFLA Conference): August 10th-14th, 2008
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 24th, 2007:

Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 25th, 2008

Deadline for submission of text: May, 2008

Information for Speakers:
Regrettably, IFLA's Sections do not have funds available to pay for speakers’ expenses (e.g. registration fees, travel expenses, or accommodation costs). However, there may be limited funding available through other IFLA channels, especially for people from developing countries.

For further information:
Heather Todd
Executive Manager, Engineering and Sciences Library Service
University of Queensland Library, St Lucia Campus
Phone: +61 7 334 64394
E-mail: h.todd@library.uq.edu.au

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18438/B8H04X

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