Documenting practitioners’ research experiences in the Australian Library and Information Science profession: a critical review

Howlett, Alisa and Given, Lisa and Partridge, Helen (2017) Documenting practitioners’ research experiences in the Australian Library and Information Science profession: a critical review. Australian Law Librarian, 25 (3). pp. 94-102. ISSN 1039-6616

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Abstract

More and more the library and information science (LIS) practitioner is being called upon to incorporate research into their professional practice. This paper presents a critical review of relevant literature documenting LIS practitioners’ experience with research. The paper explores the level of practitioner engagement with research, types of research activity, and the barriers and enablers to practitioner engagement in research as documented over the past two decades. This review reveals that there is considerable interest in supporting LIS practitioner-conducted research. A number of activities and initiatives in Australia and internationally are enhancing relationships between LIS research and practice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 23:49
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 00:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: library and information science, librarians, research, practitioner researcher, evidence based practice, research based practice
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33340

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