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IFLA Conference

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

Spanish translation 

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:
  1. Library efforts in support of evidence-based research.
  2. 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 Submission Guidelines

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:
    Heather Todd
    University of Queensland Library
    St Lucia campus
    St Lucia, Queensland 4072
    Email: h.todd@library.uq.edu.au

Important dates

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.