Time to move EBLIP forward with an organizational lens

Howlett, Alisa (2018) Time to move EBLIP forward with an organizational lens. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 13 (3). pp. 74-80.

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Abstract

[Introduction]:
For more than two decades, the library and information science (LIS) profession has considered the ways that 'evidence based practice', a decision-making framework that has its origins in medicine, applies to our own practice. Empirical research and conceptual discussion has evolved our understanding, and yet so far, this understanding has only captured the individual practitioner experience of evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP). It is time to move our understanding forward from being evidence-based practitioners to becoming evidence-based libraries.

If library and information services are to truly embrace a culture of evidence based practice as a '[way] of being', we need to apply what we know about EBLIP to a whole-of-organization level (Partridge, Edwards, & Thorpe, 2010, p. 282). This commentary will highlight the current gap in our understanding about EBLIP but also an opportunity, to enable evidence based practice to serve at a strategic level. This review will be followed by a ‘lens’ or model that is used at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Library to promote a shared understanding of how evidence-based practice is applied throughout the organization.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2018 Howlett. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons‐Attribution‐Noncommercial‐Share Alike License 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, not used for commercial purposes, and, if transformed, the resulting work is redistributed under the same or similar license to this one.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 01:21
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: library and information science; evidence-based practice
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.18438/eblip29491
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34862

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