Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?
Or, do you do your own research?
Consider presenting at Empirical Librarians!
Please join us for the 5th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs19. EmpLibs19 is a small conference on librarians and research, held March 7-8, 2019 in Richmond, VA.

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, including qualitative, quantitative, and humanistic approaches.

 Track 1 concentrates on discussions of the specialized needs of original researchers as patrons. Track 2 concentrates on issues in doing library research, and is also a great place to revisit an already-presented set of findings but focus on the “how to” of methodology instead of the results.

Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at

 by December 21, 2018.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review. Reviewer concerns are typically addressed by revision of the proposed presentation before final acceptance.

Presenters will be required to register as attendees; early bird registration (open soon!) will be $45 for all attendees.

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 original research the better we are at supporting original 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!

Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs19 will be a one-and-a-half day conference. The conference will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond, VA, on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 8am-5pm (est.) and Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8am-1pm.

Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries and the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Christopher Eaker
Assistant Professor & Data Curation Librarian
ORCID: 0000-0001-5881-1680

University of Tennessee Libraries
236 John C. Hodges Library 
1015 Volunteer Boulevard 
Knoxville, TN 37996 

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