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|Submission of abstracts||CLOSED |
|Notification of acceptance/rejection||8 June 2005|
|Final submission due (Papers & Hot Topics only) ||1 September 2005|
|Early bird registration||8 June - 1 August 2005|
|Conference period||16 - 19 October 2005|
The 3rd International EBL Conference has the theme:
"Evolution of evidence: global perspectives on linking research with practice."
The conference will be a forum to bring together library and information professionals
who are interested in evidence-based librarianship to support the development of their
understanding of the application of techniques of evidence-based practice within information
Specific objectives of the conference are:
- To promote understanding of the concept of evidence-based librarianship and its role in the library and information profession
- To discuss and develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks, potential directions for the future and the evidence base which underpins practice
- To promote excellence in evidence-based practice through the demonstration of EBL tools and techniques and the showcasing of innovative practice within the profession
- To create ongoing national and international networks and collaboration and to encourage the development of communities of practice around EBL
Library and information professionals are invited to submit proposals for papers on any of the following themes:
- Using research to inform practical decision-making
- Maximising the value and impact of our information services
- Harnessing the evidence base for our teaching and learning
- Developing and applying tools for evidence based practice (benchmarking, good practice guidelines, standards, accreditation and audit)
- Researching the needs of our users and communities - by practitioners for practitioners
- Exploring current and future prospects for evidence-based information practice (librarianship; information science; informatics; information literacy; information technology)
- Facilitating practitioner perspectives on implementing evidence-based practice
- Delivering effective and cost-effective LIS services
- Uniting international evidence with local action
Types of Submissions
- A Research Paper is a full length paper (not to exceed 10 pages) that critically discusses completed work demonstrating the application of research in practice. Discussion papers critically exploring issues in the application of evidence based practice to inform professional practice are also welcome. Accepted papers will be published on the conference website.
- Hot Topics are shorter papers (1000 words) that critically outline research-in-progress. Hot Topics are an opportunity to discuss, and receive constructive feedback on, an ongoing research project. Practical papers that identify and facilitate professional dialogue on key issues within EBL are also welcome. Accepted Hot Topics will be published on the conference website.
- Posters will allow for the presentation of new developments in evidence based practice and work in progress. Posters are an excellent opportunity for new conference presenters.
Criteria for Selection
All submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Relevance to conference theme
- Clarity, coherence and organization of writing
- Academic merit including quality of research method, analysis of results and review of existing literature
- Originality and innovation of the work
The Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology proudly sponsors five conference awards. For full details on the awards please click here.