9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference awarded to Philadelphia, USA for 2017

EBLIP9, the ninth in the successful series of international conferences to promote evidence based approaches to library and information practice, has been awarded to Philadelphia, USA. EBLIP9 will take place in 2017. John Wiggins, director of library services and quality improvement, and Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of libraries, both from Drexel University Libraries, coordinated the Philadelphia bid. Criteria for selection included the location, facilities, regional and national support, the strength of the organizing team and unique selling points. Philadelphia was commended for the overall quality Continue reading →

Welcome to our Student Volunteers

A big welcome to the student volunteers. While the students will be gaining valuable knowledge and skills in their chosen profession, they will be giving their own time to help support delegates during the conference. From ensuring the speakers presentations are on the correct laptop to handing out evaluation forms, you can be sure it will be a student volunteer behind the activity, and we want to acknowledge their contribution and thank them for their participation.

Free online panel session at EBLIP8!

The EBLIP8 program and local organising committees are pleased to invite all library and information professionals to connect in online to Evidentially Practical? A Panel Discussion as part of the conference on Tuesday 7 July. This free online event will provide the opportunity for the library and information community in Australia (and internationally) to critically and intentionally consider the many opportunities and challenges in embracing an evidence based culture and practice. Further details and instructions about connecting in to the online session are available.  

Traveling to and around Brisbane

We are on the count down now with only a week until EBLIP8. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane, information on traveling between the airport and your accommodation can be found on the EBLIP8 travel page. Public transport options in Brisbane include trains, buses and ferries. Use the Translink website to find timetables, maps and destinations, as well as information on late night services and safety and security.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The Organising Committee welcomes our latest sponsors for the EBLIP8 conference. The State Library of Queensland is sponsoring Kim Tairi, the 3rd keynote speaker, while the State Library of New South Wales is the website sponsor. Please take the opportunity to review all our EBLIP8 sponsors.

Satellite Event Reminder – Connect & Share Sessions

Meet your colleagues and specialists from Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland and Griffith University on Thursday 9 July or Friday 10 July at QUT for Connect & Share Sessions! The aim of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for you to meet with colleagues from specialist areas for one hour in a group setting. Specialists in the areas of Research Support Services, Information Resources and Learning Support will be available to chat informally about projects, share experiences, exchange ideas and information. Interested Continue reading →