10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference
June 17, 2019 09:00 - June 19, 2019 13:30
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Theme: Using evidence in times of uncertainty
The use of evidence is becoming more and more important as a routine part of library planning and decision making. Whilst in an era of library de-funding, calls for accountability, fake news, and complex information environments, evidence is becoming an essential component of advocacy.
This inclusive conference theme will encourage practitioners and researchers to think about what evidence is, how we collect it, and how we use it in these uncertain times.
The conference aims to offer a stimulating and varied programme of workshops, presentations, posters and discussions designed to appeal to library and information professionals convinced about using evidence-based approaches as well as those who may have previously thought that evidence- based practice (or attending an EBLIP conference) wasn’t for them. Pre-conference workshops covering a range of topics relating to research, evaluation and evidence-based practice will be held on 16 June 2019. The main conference will take place 17-19 June 2019.
Conference keynotes include David Stewart, the incoming President of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), who will be talking about his enduring passion for research and evidence and Frankie Wilson of the Bodleian library, Oxford University who will be drawing on her new publication (with Selena Killick of the Open University) to discuss using library assessment data as evidence and Donna Scheeder of Library Strategies International and Past President of IFLA (2015-2017) who will be talking about the contribution of IFLA to advocacy and sustainable development goals.
The conference will provide a practical and accessible forum for librarians and information practitioners from all sectors to discover, use and disseminate evidence that may contribute to decision-making and advocacy in today’s professional practice.