EBLIP7, the seventh in the successful series of International Conferences to promote evidence based approaches to library and information practice has been awarded to Saskatchewan, Canada to take place in Summer 2013. A strong team, coordinated by the University of Saskatchewan Library, successfully shook off a challenge from a well-presented South American competitor to secure the votes of the International Selection Committee.
The EBLIP Conference is a biennial conference designed to promote the use of best available evidence to improve library and information practice in all types of libraries. It aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and students involved in critical and reflective information practice to think through new ways to address contemporary issues of evidence based practice in less isolated, more collaborative, ways. The first EBL(IP) Conference took place in Sheffield, UK in 2001. Subsequent conferences have been hosted in Edmonton (Canada, 2003), Brisbane (Australia, 2005), Chapel Hill (USA, 2007), Stockholm (Sweden, 2009) and Salford (UK, 2011).
Ongoing information on the EBLIP7 Conference will be shared with the international community during 2012 and 2013 via the open access journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, the principal organ of the EBLIP community, and the evidence-based-libraries jiscmail discussion list.