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EBLIP9: General Information

EBLIP 9 Conf. 2017


Thank you for joining us for the 9th International
Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice Conference!

We're excited to welcome the EBLIP conference to our great city of Philadelphia in just a few short weeks. To help you prepare for the conference, we've created a short guide with information about the conference, the city of Philadelphia, and our host, Drexel University. We look forward to seeing you!


The registration desk will be located in front of the Biowall in the first floor atrium of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) at 33rd & Chestnut Streets. Registration times are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 18: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Monday, June 19: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, June 20: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

We encourage you to check-in early to pick up your badge. There's a lot to cover each day, and sessions start promptly each morning.

You must wear your badge during the conference to gain access to the sessions, meetings, and meals.

Conference Location and Transportation

EBLIP9 will take place on the first floor of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (called PISB for short), which is located on the corner of 33rd & Chestnut Streets on Drexel University's campus. Please use the entrance on Chestnut Street, as all other doors will remain locked.

You can find maps, information regarding transportation to and from the airport, parking (if you're driving), and other details here.

Online Program & Schedule

The complete schedule is available online at or view the Schedule at a Glance.

Going Green

We're going green! EBLIP9 is a paperless conference, which means we will not provide printed copies of the conference program or paper for notetaking etc. Laptops and tablets are encouraged, and outlets for charging devices are available throughout PISB.

A mobile-friendly version of the conference program is also available online for easy access during the conference:

Dress Code

Dress code is business casual. Check the weather for the region before you pack so you know what to expect of the climate.

Social Networking

Follow the conference on social media!

Conference hashtag: The conference hashtag is #EBLIP9 -- Please add this to all your tweets and posts about the conference, and follow the hashtag to see what your colleagues are posting!

Facebook: We post news, pictures and any other conference-related updates and information on our Facebook page, and any attendee can post there too! Please visit and "Like" our page.

Twitter: We're posting at our @EBLIP9 account.

Bag Check

We are providing a self-service bag check space with passive oversight from the registration desk for your convenience throughout the conference. Bags must be retrieved from the bag check area immediately following the last concurrent session on Monday (4:30 PM) and/or Tuesday (5:00 PM), and by 2:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon.


We'll be serving a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day. Beverages will also be available throughout the show. We work hard to make sure there are options for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans, and please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Weather: Average Conditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

In Philadelphia, the month of June is characterized by daily high temperatures averaging from 78°F to 93°F. Temperatures rarely fall below 68°F, and there is typically a 35% chance of rain on the average day.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, without which this conference wouldn't be possible!

2017 Sponsors:

  • Association of College & Research Libraries
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Center for Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice, University of Saskatchewan
  • Clarivate Analytics
  • Drexel University Libraries
  • Elsevier
  • Medical Library Association
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville, School of Information Science