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Welcome to EBLIP4

Call for Submissions

Download the Paper Presenter Packet (.doc)

Download the Poster Presenter Packet (.doc)

The Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP4) is an exciting international event that has emerged in response to the growing interest among all types of libraries in using the best available evidence to improve information practice. The conference on May 6-9, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina will be followed by two days of continuing education. The conference provides a forum for the presentation of high quality papers and posters as well as examples of how EBLIP is being implemented in library and information settings around the globe.

EBLIP4 invites submissions for contributed papers and posters including both original research and innovative applications of EBLIP in library and information management. Papers that deal with library support of evidence-based practice in other fields such as health, social work and public policy are also welcome.

Important dates

January 8, 2007 - Submission deadline for abstracts for papers
March 5, 2007 - Submission deadline for abstracts for posters
February 11, 2007 - Final decisions for accepted papers
March 20, 2007 - Final decisions for accepted posters
April 1, 2007 - Submission deadline for full papers

Instructions for Authors

Paper abstract submission deadline: Submit the structured abstract only by January 8, 2007. The primary author will be notified of acceptance by email on or before February 11, 2007.

Completed paper submission deadline: Full versions of papers must be submitted on or before April 1, 2007. Papers should follow APA style guidelines available at the website, http://www.apastyle.org/

Poster abstract submission deadline: Submit the structured abstract only by March 5, 2007 (Note: this deadline has been extended). The primary author will be notified of acceptance by email on or before March 20, 2007.

Paper and poster abstracts: Limit the abstract to 500 words. Structured abstracts for paper and poster submissions should comply with the examples provided for both research and non-research submissions by the Medical Library Association at http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract_home.html

Submission Form

Download the submission form to your computer, completing all the sections and copying and pasting the abstract into the indicated spaces. Save the document and send the completed form as an attachment to eblip4@listserv.unc.edu. For assistance with the form or the submission process, send an email with your questions to the same address.

NOTE: A previous version of the submission form had an incorrect email address for submission of abstracts. Please use the version currently on this site.

Criteria for Selection

All submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:


At least one author of an accepted paper or poster must be registered for the full conference or, at the least, for the day of their presentation.

Paper presentations: Papers should be suitable in length for presentation in a 15-minute time period with 5 minutes for questions. Presenters will be asked to email electronic slides and handouts to be archived on the EBLIP4 website.

Poster display: Poster boards will be eight feet by four feet in size, and skirted tables will be available for handouts. Posters should be at least 3 feet (.91 metres) by 4 feet (1.22 metres) in size. Helpful tips for designing effective poster displays are available at http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm and http://www.scifor.com/Guidelines.htm.

Questions about the submission process should be directed to Carol Perryman, EBLIP4 Co-Chair, cp1757@gmail.com.



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