Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?
Or, do you do your own research?
Then we have a conference for you!
Please join us for the 4th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs18. EmpLibs18 is a mini-conference on librarians and research, and will be held on February 16, 2018, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN.
We seek presentation proposals from librarians, library professionals, and LIS students on our two conference topic tracks:
(1) supporting original research, through faculty and graduate outreach, scholarly communications, etc.; and
(2) doing research in libraries.
All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review.
We are particularly interested in hearing practical ideas for researcher support and concrete discussions of methods for librarian research. Our experience is that the more we learn about doing research the better we are at supporting research, and vice versa. For that reason this conference brings together librarians who are researchers with librarians who support researchers, in order to share all manner of knowledge about research!
This would be a great forum for presenters to revisit an already-presented project but focus on the “how to” of techniques you used instead of the findings.
Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at http://www.library.ncat.edu/elprop by November 30, 2017.
Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs18 will be a one-day conference with a half-day preconference. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, February 16th, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. An optional writers’ preconference will be included for interested librarians on Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm. Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the UT University Libraries and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) library.
For questions or more information, please contact Nina Exner at [log in to unmask]. Thanks!
Assistant Professor & Data Curation Librarian
RDA/US Data Share Fellow
University of Tennessee Libraries
236 John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996
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