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Information and Call of Proposals: (QQML2016) 24-27 May 2016, Senate House, University of London, UK

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you in London (Senate House, University of London, 24-27 May 2016) for the 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2016) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology, a non-profit organization).

The Abstract or Paper submissions web page is open at http://www.isast.org.

If you already have sent your submission ignore this message.

However, you can visit the QQML Journal website at http://www.qqml.net/ to see the fast growing statistics, download papers and find our connection with EBSCO and DOAJ for paper downloads.

See below the list of the Plenary Speakers.

You can also contribute in the following list of Special and Invited Sessions and Workshops of the Conference or to propose new sessions and workshops.


Plenary Speakers



1. Lars Bjψrnshauge

Consultant SPARC Europe – www.sparceurope.org

Managing Director DOAJ – www.doaj.org


2. Vanda Broughton

Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Studies

University College London, UK


3. Hazel Hall

Professor of Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University, UK


4. Martha Kyrillidou

Research Associate at the iSchool at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

She teaches Research Methods at Kent State University


5. Jackie Marfleet

Senate House Librarian, Senate House, University of London, UK


6. Sohair Wastawy

Dean of Libraries, Florida Institute of Technology, USA


7. Sheila Webber

Senior Lecturer & Director of the Centre for Information

Literacy Research, Information School, The University of Sheffield, UK


Special and Invited Sessions of the Conference

1.  Emerging trends in Agricultural Information Systems Worldwide

Coordinator: Deva E. Reddy, PhD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-5000, dereddy@xxxxxxxx


2.   Linking research and practice: the synergies and their relevance to practice, policy and academia

Coordinator: Maria G. N. Musoke, Professor of Information Science and Former University Librarian, Makerere University, Kampala. Uganda. East Africa.

Contact: mmusoke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx , maria.gnmusoke@xxxxxxxxx


3. Issues in International Library and Information Science Education

Coordinators: Terry L. Weech, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, weech@xxxxxxxxxxxx and

Fredrick Kiwuwa Lugya, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Librarian I (Academic), Makerere University Library,  flugya@xxxxxxxxx


4.  Reimagining the Academic Library: Building a New and Renovating the Old

Coordinator:  Brian Lym*, Professor and Dean of University Libraries, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA

Contact: blym@xxxxxxxxxxx


5.  Effects of the digitization – tools and cases for the analysis of the digital knowledge economy to the academic libraries

Coordinators: Jarmo Saarti1 and Markku Laitinen2*

1University of Eastern Finland

2National Library of Finland


6.  Bibliometric Research

Coordinator: Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D., Professor of Library & Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi, USA



1.     From reflection to innovation: Using a mixed bag of assessment techniques and action research to reinvigorate your teaching

Giovanna Badia ( http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1544-2728 )

Schulich Library of Science & Engineering

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec




2.     A Simple Mobile Interactive Lab for Experiments (SMILE)

Dr. Peiling Wang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. peilingw@xxxxxxx



3.     The Emerging Innovative Models of Scientific Publishing: Are We Ready to Manage New Digital Entities?

Dr. Peiling Wang1 and Dr. Dietmar Wolfram2

1.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA [email: peilingw@xxxxxxx]

2.University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA [dwolfram@xxxxxxx]



4.     New public management – Success story or just an excuse for cost-reduction in libraries?

Prof. Dr. Petra Dόren1 and Jarmo Saarti2

1Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Department Information. E-mail: petra.dueren@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

2 University of Eastern Finland Library. E-mail: jarmo.saarti@xxxxxx



For more information visit the related conference webpage at: http://www.isast.org/sessionsprogram2016.html



Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2016 Conference to the secretariat of the conference at: secretar@xxxxxxxxx  

Looking forward to welcoming you in London,

With our best regards,

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Anthi Katsirikou, PhD

Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals







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