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Call for abstracts  6th International Evidence Based Library and
Information Practice Conference (EBLIP6  Valuing Knowledge and

The International Programme Committee for the 6th International
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) conference
invites you to submit oral presentations and posters for the
conference 'EBLIP6: Valuing Knowledge and Expertise' to be held at the
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK from 27th-30th June

Submission is by a form which can be downloaded from the conference website at and emailing it to
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Conference themes

EBLIP6 is aimed at all library and information professionals, whatever
the discipline, sectors, role or stage in their career. The themes
have been selected to reflect this and build on the success of past
conferences, providing an opportunity for a wide range of
practitioners and researchers to present their work. Previous
conferences have provided a supportive environment to those presenting
or embarking on evaluation or research for the first time and EBLIP6
is set to continue this approach and will provide stimulating
presentations from those with a more established portfolio.

Research papers, reviews of evidence, reports of innovative practice,
hot topic discussion papers and poster presentations are invited. Key
themes include, but are not restricted to:

Evidence Based Practice: Reflection

    * Reflective practice and its relationship to EBLIP
    * Reflection on EBLIP
    * Questioning and adapting the EBP model for the specific needs of EBLIP

Evidence Based Practice: Impact and Value

    * Methods of demonstrating impact and value within an evidence based context
    * The use of EBLIP to demonstrate value or impact
    * Practising EBLIP in times of financial uncertainty
    * Maximising the value of the individual case study in library research
    * Outcome indicators: what must we measure, what should we measure
and what could we measure

Evidence Based Practice: Practicality and Applicability?

    * The practicality of using the EBLIP model
    * Is EBLIP applicable in your setting
    * Practical methods for EBLIP
    * Applicable methods for EBLIP
    * Implementing evidence based practice into systems or culture

Evidence Based Practice: Innovation, Education and Research

    * EBLIP in the LIS curriculum
    * Web 2.0 as a vehicle for enabling EBLIP
    * Evaluating Web 2.0 using the EBLIP model
    * The inter-relation of innovation, good practice and EBLIP
    * Relationship between EBLIP and research

Important dates

    * Submission of abstract deadline: 3rd December 2010
    * Notification of acceptance deadline: 17th January 2011
    * Confirmation of participation deadline: 18th February 2011
    * Registration opens: 1st March 2011

Register Your Interest

Demand is expected to be high so to ensure you remain up-to-date on
all EBLIP6 news, register your interest on the EBLIP6 web site at You can also follow us on
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Alison Brettle and Maria J Grant

EBLIP6 Conference Chairs

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Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, University of Salford

Carol Perryman MSLIS, TRLN Doctoral Fellow
Instructor, School of Library and Information Studies
Texas Woman's University
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Denton, TX 76204-5438
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