Symposium Program

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 includes a pre-symposium workshop with Margaret Henderson from Virginia Commomwealth University and a meeting of the C-EBLIP Research Network.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 includes a networking breakfast (new), opening keynote address from Margaret Henderson, a single track of sessions by librarian practitioner-researchers, and an informal social event to round out the day. Registration is now closed.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Pre-Symposium

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

1:00pm-4:00pm - Pre-Symposium Workshop
Murray Room 102

Practical Research for Librarians: Making our Research Relevant
Margaret E. Henderson, Director, Research Data Management and Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

How do we know the work we are doing has an impact?
What do we do that our institutions care about?
What do we do that our institutions should care about?

In most institutions, libraries are in a precarious place. Usually, libraries spend money, on resources and salaries, but don’t actually make money. By focusing research efforts on areas that will show the impact of library activities, librarians can make a difference in how their services are viewed by others in the institution. This workshop will consider the influential people at our institutions and how we can tailor our research efforts to tell the story of the essential work of libraries.

4:00pm-5:00pm - Member meeting, C-EBLIP Research Network
location: Murray Building Room 154

4:15pm-5:15pm - Historical Walking Tour of the U of S Campus (weather permitting)
Presented by University Archives and Special Collections, U of S
Meet at the Check Out Desk, Ground Floor, Murray Library

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - C-EBLIP Fall Symposium

Download the complete program including session descriptions and speaker bios: C-EBLIP Fall Symposium 2016 Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The symposium will be held in the Exeter Room, Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan

7:30am – Registration

7:45am – Networking Breakfast (participants must have indicated participation upon registering)

9:00am – Welcome: Virginia Wilson, Director of C-EBLIP

9:10am - Opening Keynote Address

Collaborating to Increase the Evidence Base in Library and Information Practice
Margaret E. Henderson, Director, Research Data Management and Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Evidence based practice is becoming common in many disciplines. On the face of it, it seems reasonable; review the research, synthesize the best evidence, combine with experience, and voila, we have an answer. But often, in librarianship, there isn’t enough evidence in the literature to work with. Most librarians are constantly trying to balance the service and teaching aspects of our jobs, which require we be in a specific place for a specific amount of time, with the need to conduct research to provide better service and teaching. In the newish field of data librarianship, this is especially true, because there hasn’t been enough time or evidence to prove that data management plans for grants are better if the writer gets help from a librarian, or that good organization and documentation will make research better and reproducible. In her keynote, Margaret will share some of her thoughts on how we can work with what we have, and work together going forward.

10:00am – BREAK

10:30am – “Outreach by Stealth” and Other Strategies of Effective Open Access Outreach Services to Researchers – DeDe Dawson, University of Saskatchewan

10:50am – Quantitative Methods and Inferential Statistics: Capacity and Development for Librarians – Lise Doucette, University of Western Ontario

11:10am – Information Literacy Skills Retention and Use by Healthcare Professionals: A Longitudinal Survey – Janet Rothney and Hal Loewen, University of Manitoba

11:30am – Changing Your Research Plan En-Route – Angie Gerrard, University of Saskatchewan

11:50pm – LUNCH – provided

1:10pm – Through the Students' Lens: Visual Methods for Library Research at UVic and U of T – Shailoo Bedi, University of Victoria and Jenaya Webb, University of Toronto

1:50pm – Stop. Collaborate and Listen: The Impact of Conducting Research on an Early Career Librarian – Laura Thorne, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

2:10pm – Online Presence for Researchers: Using Website and Social Media for Knowledge Dissemination, Collaboration, and Profile Raising (While Still Having Time to do Your Research) – Shannon Lucky and Dr. Joe Rubin, University of Saskatchewan

2:30pm – BREAK

3:00pm – In and Out of the Rabbit Hole: Unpacking the Research Proposal – Marjorie Mitchell, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

3:20pm – Visualizing Methods for Special Collections: Using Library Data to Tell a Geospatial Story – Carolyn Doi and Kristin Bogdan, University of Saskatchewan

3:40pm – The Elephant in the Room: Imposter Syndrome and Librarian Researchers – Jaclyn McLean, University of Saskatchewan

4:00pm – Wrap-up

4:20pm – Adjourn for an informal social opportunity to round out the day