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Library Research Forum

About the Research Forum

Since 2002, Concordia's Library Research Forum has provided librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals with an opportunity to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.

The 16th Annual Research Forum will take place April 27, 2018.

See our past Forums.

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Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited for presentations and / or posters on research or a case study in any area of Library and Information Science including accessibility integration; assessment and impact; digital library technologies; literacy instruction; library space and design; publishing and scholarly communication; research data management; social media; new library technologies; and library history. See previous years' programmes for inspiration.

Presentations and posters may be in English or French.

At least one of the presenters of the poster and/or presentation should be the primary researcher involved with the original project.


Presenters will give a brief oral presentation between 15 and 20 minutes followed by a question period.

Presenters are responsible for preparing their own handouts or other display materials. A laptop, projector and screen will be provided.

Facilitated posters:

Individuals or groups may also submit a poster. These will be on view for the entire day. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to describe their posters during the day.

Poster presenters are responsible for printing their own poster and any other materials. A poster board (corkboard) that is raised off the ground and is approximately 4ft high (120cm) and 5ft long (150cm), and pins will be provided.

Submission deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Proposal review:

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Research Forum Steering Committee.

Submit your proposal here

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Registration for this event will begin in March 2018.

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Location and Directions

The 16th Annual Research Forum will be held at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre, located on Concordia’s Loyola Campus in west-end Montreal.

Concordia’s Loyola campus: 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal H4B 2B9

The Conference Centre is "RF" and can be reached via the main Administration Building, "AD". View AD and RF building location details on our campus map.

Getting to Loyola campus

By Bus/Metro/Train

Universite Concordia/Campus Loyola bus stop (53806) is on Sherbrooke Street West in front of the AD building.

By car

Due to road construction in the west end and some rerouted access from Autoroute 20, driving will require you to plan ahead for closed exits and detours.

Parking: Parking is available on Sherbrooke and neighboring streets; be sure to check signs.

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More Information

Christopher Carr
Chair, 2017 Research Forum Steering Committee

2017 Research Forum Steering Committee members:
Dr. Guylaine Beaudry, Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy & University Librarian
Kathleen Botter, Systems Librarian
Jenna Dufour, Art History and Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Subject Librarian
Mia Massicotte, Systems Librarian

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page last updated on: Friday 15 December 2017
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