10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP10)

Call for Papers

Conference Theme: "Using evidence in times of uncertainty"


EBLIP conferences tend to be relatively small and particularly friendly places offering a stimulating environment for librarians across sectors to meet and share ideas.  We welcome librarians attending an EBLIP conference for the first time and have provided a lively social programme to complement the academic content.  Early bird registration for the full conference including conference dinner is £350).  Further details regarding registration fees and the schedule can be found at




The conference dinner will be held at Òran Mór, Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’, and an optional whiskey distillery tour is on offer following the conference.


Proposal submissions:

Submissions are invited in the form of 1) papers (for an oral presentation - 20 minutes) or 2) posters. For papers and posters, abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted using a structured abstract form (Title, Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion).  Poster presenters will be invited to participate in a “Poster Madness” session (one of the highlights at EBLIP9)




Submissions should address an area related to the conference theme – “Using evidence in times of uncertainty.”  All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review by members of the International Programme Committee. All submissions must be via the Easychair conference management system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eblip10. (See below for details.)


Following the conference, authors are encouraged to submit their papers to practitioner focussed open access journals.  Following each EBLIP conference, the EBLIP Journal invites authors to contribute to a special feature.  See https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/issue/view/1942 for the feature from EBLIP9.


Key Dates:

  • 7th September 2018 – call for papers opens
  • 30th November 2018 - call for papers closes
  • 15 January 2019 - Authors of submissions notified of decision
  • 15 February 2019 - Deadline for authors of submissions to confirm participation
  • Spring 2019 - Registration opens

For further information, please consult the Conference Website – https://eblip10.org



To submit an abstract

Access https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eblip10.


If you already have an EasyChair account, login.  Alternatively, you can create an account.

  • Click on submissions
  • Click on add submission (top right hand corner of screen)
  • Enter the author details
  • Enter your abstract – Please remember – This should be in a structured form






  • and not more than 350 words 
  • Indicate whether your abstract should be considered as a paper or poster

For programme queries, please contact the International Programme Chair, Alison Brettle – a.brettle@salford.ac.uk


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