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Jan 08

Evidence-Based Librarianship Discussion Group

At the meeting of the Evidence-Based Librarianship Discussion Group of ULS at ALA in June 2012, one major discussion point was to define “evidence-based librarianship.” To follow up on that discussion, three committee members and I have committed to reading a series of articles on different aspects of evidence-based librarianship. We hope to offer a brief summary of each of the articles, post the resulting bibliography, and then use the articles as a jumping off point for a discussion at Midwinter in Seattle. We meet on Sun., Jan. 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 in the Washington State Convention Center, TCC LL2.

We hope to see some of you there! If you are interested in summarizing an article, let me know.

Lisa Horowitz
lisah@MIT.EDU
Convener, ACRL ULS EBLDG

This is our potential reading list:

Editorials by Andrew Booth in EBLIP
http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/11826

http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/4343

http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/136

Abbott, W. A. (2006). Persuasive evidence: Improving customer service through evidence based librarianship. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 1(1), 58-68.

Booth A. (2006). Clear and present questions: Formulating questions for evidence based practice. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 355-368.

Booth, A. (2009). A bridge too far? Stepping stones for evidence based practice in an academic context.” New Review of Academic Librarianship, 15(1), 3-34.

Booth, A. (2010). Upon reflection: Five mirrors of evidence-based practice. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 27(3), 253-256.

Dalrymple, P.W. (2010). Applying evidence in practice: What we can learn from healthcare. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 5(1): 43-47.

Eldredge, J. (2006). Evidence-based librarianship: The EBL process. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 341-354.

Glynn L. (2006). A critical appraisal tool for library and information research. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 387-399.

Greenwood, H. & Cleeve, M. (2008). “Embracing change: Evidence-based management in action.” Library Management, 29(3), 173-184.

Lakos, A. (2007). Evidence-Based library management: The leadership challenge. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(4), 431-450.

Ryan, P. (2006). EBL and library assessment: Two solitudes? Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 1(4), 77-80.