Illinois Librarians to Present at EBLIP Conference 2017

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 9, 2017

A number of Illinois academic librarians will be presenting at the EBLIP (Evidenced Based Library & Information Practice) Conference 2017. This year’s event, the ninth annual gathering, will take place in Philadelphia from Sunday, June 18, to Wednesday, June 21. The theme is “Embedding and Embracing Evidence”. The keynote speakers are Dr. Alison Brettle, Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at the University of Salford, UK; Dr. Yi Deng,  Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor at the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University; and Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development & Innovation at Toronto Public Library. Registration for the Conference is has been extended through Monday, June 19.

The sessions that Illinois academic librarians will give are listed below. For those sessions including presenters not from Illinois libraries, just the Illinois presenters are listed.

Sunday, June 18

2:00-6:00 PM

Preconference Workshop: “Engaging Assessment Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for your Library”

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, June 19            

3:30-4:00 PM

“Snapshots from Our Safari: Forging a Path Forward with the Safari eBook Package at One Institution”

Thomas Teper, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, June 20

10:00-10:30 AM

“Citation Analysis of Communication Studies Journals: Actionable Knowledge for Librarians”

Lisa Romero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:00-3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: “Responding Proactively to ‘Fake News’”
Dr. Scott Walter, DePaul University (panelist)

4:00-4:30 PM

“Embedding Resource Sharing Evidence in Cooperative Collection Development”

Thomas Teper, Joe Lenkart, Esra Coskun, and Mara Thacker, all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, June 21

8:30-9:00 AM

“Designing Service Models Through Embedded Evidence: Area Studies Reference Services in Research Libraries”

Joe Lenkart and Jen-Chien Yu, both University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:00-9:30 AM

“Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students”

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:30-11:00 AM

“Evidence of Impact: Embracing Data in Strategic Directions”

Kaitlin Springmier, Elizabeth Edwards, and Dr. Michelle Bass, all University of Chicago

For more information about the Conference, including the full list of presentations, go here.

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