FAQs

1. What is a Centre?
2. Why is it called the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information practice?
3. What are the benefits of being a member?
4. Who can join?
5. If I become a C-EBLIP member, what would I have to do?

1. What is a Centre?

The University of Saskatchewan's Policy on Centres defines a centre as a formally structured organization which is not a division, department or college, but which is established within or in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan, for the pursuit or support of: scholarly, artistic, scientific, or technological objectives; teaching; or outreach. The U of S encourages the establishment of centres to enhance the academic interests of the University and its faculty in the pursuit of research, teaching, scholarly and artistic work, and to meet the needs of the community at large. Centres are intended to strengthen, coordinate or facilitate scholarly purposes or activities, and are intended to offer new areas of activity consistent with the University's strategic direction and priorities.

At the U of S, there is a centre structure that consists of four levels of centres: Type A, type B, Type C, and Type D. The University Library's Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a Type A centre, which means it is organizationally part of one college (the University Library) and reports to the Dean. Type A centres involve activities that complement and enhance the work of primarily one college, and could involve multi-disciplinary and multi-faculty work.


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2. Why is it called the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information practice?

The name describes the focus of the Centre. Information on the main page and throughout this website explains the various facets of the Centre and how they interrelate.
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3. What are the benefits of being a member?

There are several benefits to being a member of C-EBLIP:

  • An enhanced research profile locally, nationally,  and internationally
  • Potential for collaboration locally, nationally and internationally
  • Research support
  • Mentorship
  • The chance to help grow and shape a research centre to meet the specific needs and interests of librarians and archivists at the University Library, U of S

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4. Who can join?

Membership is open to any University Library, U of S, librarian or archivist. There are also associate members and adjunct members. Associate members include those who provide support for evidence based practice and research activities undertaken by the librarians and archivists in the University Library. Adjunct members are are members external to the University Library and who are contributors to Brain-Work, the C-EBLIP blog.
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5. If I become a C-EBLIP member, what would I have to do?

Members will be expected to take an active part in C-EBLIP activities to further the goals of the Centre.
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