Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians Institute 2023

Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians Institute 2023

Event Description

The Institute will be an introduction to Evidence-Based Practice, with a focus on question building, searching, critical appraisal of the literature and advanced topics related to systematic reviews. As with previous Institutes, the program will be presented by health sciences librarians from Australia and the US. The curriculum combines updated content in engaging large group lectures and small group sessions for practicing concepts covered in the large groups. It is a four-day residential program for hospital and academic librarians to work together in a relaxed and supportive environment. The 2023 curriculum is designed for hospital and academic librarians supporting clinical practice information needs, research and teaching and includes:

  • Study designs used in clinical research, 
  • Clinical questions to facilitate efficient searching skills to support patient care, 
  • Critical appraisal of clinical research, including randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and qualitative research, 
  • Tools and resources to support the development of exhaustive search strategies for systematic reviews and search strategies for complex clinical topics such as clinical redesign 

We acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nations, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we will gather. We pay our respects to the local people for allowing us to have our gathering on their land and to their Elders: past, present and future. 

This course is eligible for points in the ALIA Professional Development Scheme, Health Specialist certification, and meets the requirements of Competency Area 7: Health research and the application of health research methodologies. For more information on the competency and the ALIA health specialisation, see

Registration fee:

The registration fee is $2,750 (including GST). Fee covers tuition, materials, all meals and accommodation for 4 nights (Monday to Thursday) at Waurn Ponds Estate.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation conditions:

If you provide notice before 5pm 22nd September 2023 and we are able to fill your place, you will be reimbursed 90% of your payment.

If you provide notice after this date and we are able to fill your place, you will be reimbursed 60% of your payment.  

No refund will be given if we are unable to fill your place.


Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee, as is travel insurance.

Disclaimer of liability:

ALIA or AEBPLI will not accept any liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to, their personal property as a result of the conference or related events. Insurance ALIA confirms that the  registration fees do not in any way include insurance cover. It is recommended that you consider your individual travel and health insurance requirements prior to making travel arrangements.

Conditions regarding the venue:

Participants will be responsible for any costs incurred if they cause any damage(s) to the venue, Waurn Ponds Estate.

Waurn Ponds Estate is an environmentally responsible venue. This includes a ban on balloons which can harm wildlife.


ALIA complies with the National Privacy Principles set out in the Commonwealth Act 1988 and reaffirmed in the Privacy Act (Private Sector) Amendment Act 2000 which came into effect in law in December 2001. Unless required by law the Association will not disclose personal information about an individual unless the individual has provided consent, either at the time of providing the information or following a specific request. In registering for this event, your relevant details will be included on a delegate list which will be distributed to all delegates, sponsors and exhibitors and conference organisers. Please advise us during the registration process if you do not consent for your details to be included on the delegate list.

Media and photography:

In registering for this event, you accept that various events at the conference and satellite events may be photographed, video or audio recorded and that this content may be used by ALIA or AEBPLI at its discretion on website, social media, newsletters or other promotional material.


All amounts are in Australian dollars and are inclusive for Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%.  Payment may be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or EFT. Credit card payment will be the only payment method accepted four weeks prior to the start of the conference. All registrations must be paid in full prior to within two weeks of registering.



Monday, 20 November 2023 to
Friday, 24 November 2023
Deakin University
Nicole Drive South