Exploring Reflective Practice to Develop an Evidence Based Mindset in Libraries

Gunton, Lyndelle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6797-1635 and McGregor, Rowena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4379-0420 (2022) Exploring Reflective Practice to Develop an Evidence Based Mindset in Libraries. In: Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM 2022), 25 Apr - 29 Apr 2022, Virtual conference.

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Abstract

Reflective practices in library settings have personal, professional, and institutional benefits. Reflection fosters learning from significant events and enables more effective planning for the future. Individual staff members and teams are able to contribute to and help maintain positive change. However, barriers including lack of time, skill, and experience may prevent library workers and their managers from making the most of regular reflective practice. Lyndelle and Rowena will present reflection as a theoretical concept and provide exemplar models of practice suitable for libraries, including library teams. We will also present the case study of USQ Library’s use of reflective practice as a tool for storytelling and demonstrating impact through the framework of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). A template for reflection will be provided.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 02:24
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 02:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: reflective practice, academic library, evidence based practice, EBP
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48506

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