Evidence-based practice for information professionals: a handbook
Evidence-based practice means integrating research findings into everyday actions. First adopted by the health-care field, many professions, including library and information specialists, are now seeking to implement this method for improving everyday routines and their personal performance. Evidence-based practice involves identifying a problem; finding evidence to address the problem (from the literature and/or conducting mini-research studies); applying the research to the problem at hand; and evaluating the outcome. Here is the first handbook to examine the topic-including its adaptation, transferability, and desirability-from the perspective of information professionals. Contributions from leading professionals provide real-world case studies for specific library practices, including reference service and staffing, management and professional development, education and training, collection development, database and interface use, space planning, and more. This title goes beyond providing the theory of evidence-based practice to getting librarians into the full use of this valuable new paradigm for improving service.
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