Call for abstracts

On behalf of the International Program Committee (IPC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the EAHIL 2023 Workshop, it is a great pleasure and privilege to invite you to Trondheim, Norway in June 2023. The workshop will be an in-person event.

The workshop will serve as a hub for exchange of ideas and knowledge, networking and social activities, and we aim to put together a comprehensive program of useful content for our workshop.

The main theme of the workshop is “Radical positive change agents”, which is part of a quote by R. David Lankes:

“To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community.” 

Our goal is to explore this theme during our EAHIL 2023 Workshop. How can we be the change we want to see in our libraries? Is it possible to come together for more sustainable development practices? How can we be more visible and have more impact? How can we be more inclusive and diverse? The goal is to make the workshop in Trondheim an event that can broaden our minds, address challenges in our field and to provide you as delegates new ideas and practical takeaways that you can implement in your respective libraries. Please see below for information on subthemes.

The IPC cordially invites you to submit structured abstracts in these categories:

  • Oral presentations (15-20 minutes)
  • Interactive workshops (approx. 90 minutes)
  • Continuing education courses (CECs) (120-180 minutes)
  • Teachmeet presentations (5-10 minutes)

Please make sure that you follow the guidelines on format. 

Important dates:

Abstract submission opens: 15 September
Deadline abstract submission: Closed 10 November
Notification of acceptance: 19 December
Confirmation of attendance for speakers: 1 March

Further information:

Please contact
Karen Marie Øvern (IPC Chair) at karen.overn [at]
or Karen Johanne Buset (LOC Chair) at karen.buset [at]

Please indicate which of the subthemes you wish to submit your abstract under in the submission system.

If you have questions on what submission type you should enter your abstract as, please see the guidelines and/or contact the IPC Chair. You should only submit your abstract once. If the IPC finds that your submission is better suited for another type of contribution, they will be in touch with you when the review is underway.