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On September 21st the Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting a one hour CLA teleconference on Evidence Based Library and Information Practice with Su Cleyle, Associate University Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Evidence Based Librarianship (EBL) is not a new idea but recent conferences have dealt with this topic (England 2001, Alberta, Canada 2003 and Australia October 2005) and raised awareness. The result is a growing interest in building a body of evidence so librarians can make the best service decisions possible. Three Canadian librarians (Denise Koufogiannakis- University of Alberta; Lindsay Glynn and Su Cleyle- both at Memorial University of Newfoundland) have been working to organize a Canadian EBL organization. They co-founded CLA's newest Interest Group - Evidence Based Librarianship IG and are also working to establish a journal dedicated to this topic. Come to this talk to learn more about evidence based librarianship, what is happening on the Canadian scene and what you can do to become involved. Time will be set aside for a discussion of EBL issues that are of interest to you, so don't miss out on this teleconference!

Teleconference leader
Su Cleyle has a B.A. from Mount Allison University and an M.L.I.S. from Dalhousie University. She is Associate University Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to this, she was involved with library systems. She served as CACUL President (Canadian Association of College and University Libraries) from 2003-2005 where she worked with her executive to provide research opportunities for its membership. Su is co-editor (with Louise McGillis) of Last One Out Turn Off the Lights: Is This the Future of American and Canadian Libraries? (Scarecrow Press, 2005).

Time: Wednesday, September 21st, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Place: Classroom, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
This session is free.
Parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

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