World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada
Call for Papers for Satellite meeting
Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10-14 August 2008
Theme: "Role of Evidence-based Research in Medical Libraries"
The one day session will have two sub-themes:
- Library efforts in support of evidence-based research.
- Research conducted by health science libraries and librarians.
The audience of this session is likely to include health care professionals, educators, researchers and librarians
You are invited to submit an abstract for one of the two themes. It is hoped that papers will cover a wide range of areas - for example:
- How libraries train library staff and library users in using the evidence
- Partnerships and Collaborations that support evidence based research
- Research that has made a difference to library services
- The librarians' role in critical appraisal of the evidence
- Clinical librarians - walking the talk
- Tools to support evidence based medicine
- Research methods
- Promoting the evidence
It is anticipated that presentations be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions
The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
- Title of paper
- Summary of paper (250 - 350 words maximum)
- Speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)
- Submissions are to be submitted before February 15th, 2008 - preferably by email to:
University of Queensland Library
St Lucia campus
St Lucia, Queensland 4072
February 15th, 2008: Deadline for submission of abstract
February 29th, 2008: Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 1st, 2008: Deadline for submission of text
Regrettably IFLA's Sections do not have funds available to pay for speakers' expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, although there may be limited funding available through other IFLA channels, especially for people from developing countries.