The 9th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference:
Embedding and Embracing Evidence
June 18 - 21, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Congratulations to the EBLIP9 People's Choice Award Winners!
People's Choice Awards for Best Papers:
First Place: April Cunningham, Michelle Dunaway – Analyzing and Assessing IL in the Framework Era: A Rhetorical Analysis Followed by Exploratory Factor Analysis
Second Place: Kyla Everall & Judith Logan – A Mixed Methods Approach to Iterative Service Design of an In-person Reference Service Point
Third Place: Jingying Mao & Kirsten Kinsley – Embracing the Generalized Propensity Score Method: Measuring the Effect of Library Usage on First-Time-in-College Student Academic Success
People's Choice Awards for Best Posters:
First Place: Savannah Kelly – First-year Students’ Research Challenges: Does Watching Videos on Common Research Struggles Prior to Library Instruction Increase Students’ Confidence?
Second Place: Lee Ann Fullington & Frans Albarillo – Embedded in Technology Ecosystems: Graduate Students, Mobile Devices, and Academic Workflows
Third Place: Rick Stoddart – The Library Learning Narrative: A Pilot Project to Capture Learning Outcomes at the Reference Desk
Can't travel to the conference? Register for the EBLIP9 Online Conference Recordings. We're recording 6 sessions and the mid-keynote presentation for those who can't attend in person. Visit the registration page for details.
We are thrilled to introduce the international EBLIP community to the city of Philadelphia, USA and invite all to gather at Drexel University for the occasion of the ninth biennial conference:
9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference
June, 18 – 21 2017.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia is a major U.S. city rich in history, easy to travel to and within, and with diverse interests, attractions and culture. It is the second largest medical and education center (60+ institutions of higher education) in the United States and home to Drexel University, the country’s 14th largest private institution. The University has a long tradition of practical training, civic engagement and academic technology leadership – and was ranked second by U.S. News & World Report as an up-and-coming U.S. university.
As the co-chairs of the EBLIP9 conference Local Organizing Committee, we wish to join the discussion of reactions to the executive order that limits entry into the United States for travelers from seven countries. Our comments are primarily directed to those with concerns about attending the EBLIP9 conference in Philadelphia.
We understand the moral dilemma some people face and their need to take action to express their frustration with the travel ban. We believe that abstaining from attending this academic conference ultimately limits opportunities for the free exchange of ideas and global professional networking. The importance of joining together and engaging in critical discussions about evidence-based practices for librarians and others around the world today cannot be stressed enough.
Last year, we were proud that our proposal was accepted to host this international gathering in the sanctuary city of Philadelphia and at our university, both long committed to diversity and inclusion. Although concerned about the impact of the executive order, we will continue to diligently organize a robust on-site conference to provide a safe and open venue for the free exchange of ideas and scholarly research. We welcome delegates from all parts of the world to Philadelphia – including people from the countries named in the executive order – and we urge members of the international library and Information science community to attend EBLIP9 this summer.
In regards to traveling to the conference, we will offer any assistance we can to help members of the international community attend the conference. We are continuing to explore ways to host some virtual sessions so researchers can attend remotely, and more information will be announced over the coming weeks. In the meantime, please contact us at EBLIP9@drexel.edu with questions or concerns.
Danuta Nitecki & John Wiggins
Co-chairs, EBLIP9 Conference
Drexel University Libraries
Drexel University Libraries is proud to be the host sponsor of EBLIP9.
All conference sessions and events will be held on Drexel's University City Campus, unless otherwise noted in the conference schedule. Complete location and room details will be announced in early June.