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EBLIP 9 Conf. 2017

Embedding and Embracing Evidence

June 18-21, 2017

EBLIP is...

The International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference (EBLIP) is a biannual international conference for the library and information science community. Drexel University Libraries is pleased to host the 2017 conference, which will be held June 18-21, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Applying the best available research evidence in addition to knowledge acquired from experience to library and information practice is the main tenet of EBLIP.  There is much to do in our ever-growing and changing field: decisions must be made, practices reviewed, processes and workflows examined, policies updated, and technology implemented.  For the past decade, increasing numbers of librarians and information professionals have been consulting the research literature in the fields of library and information science, and other fields such as marketing, business, management, and education, as well as conducting their own research studies, to inform their practices. 

The 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (EBLIP9) aims to bring together librarians, researchers and practitioners to discuss evidence-based practice in libraries, present research, and share best practices.  The 2017 conference will consist of continuing education workshop activities and three days of keynotes, concurrent conference sessions, posters, and networking opportunities. 

EBLIP9 will be held on campus at the Drexel University and downtown Philadelphia venues. Attendees of previous conferences have hailed from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, India, Nigeria, Finland, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Germany, Indonesia, Morocco, Italy, Qatar, The Netherlands, Jamaica, and Malaysia.   EBLIP9 promises to be an exciting event as the evidence based library and information practice movement continues to gain global momentum.

Past Events

The International EBLIP conference has been held biennially since the inaugural conference in 2001 in Sheffield, UK.  Subsequent years have seen the conference held in:

  • Edmonton, Canada [100 registrants - conference capped at 100]
  • Brisbane, Australia [306 registrants]
  • Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA [210 registrants]
  • Stockholm, Sweden [163 registrants]
  • Manchester, UK [120 registrants]
  • Saskatoon, Canada [101 registrants]
  • Brisbane, Australia [267 registrants]

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