Evidence-based practice : information professionals' experience of information literacy in the workplace

Partridge, Helen L., Edwards, Sylvia L., & Thorpe, Clare E. (2010) Evidence-based practice : information professionals' experience of information literacy in the workplace. In Lloyd, Annemaree & Talja, Sanna (Eds.) Practising Information Literacy : Bringing Theories of Learning, Practice and Information Literacy Together. Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W., pp. 273-298.


Evidence-based practice is increasingly being recognised as an important issue in a range of professional contexts including education, nursing, occupational therapy and librarianship. Many of these professions have observed a relationship or interface between evidence-based practice and information literacy. Using a phenomenographic approach this research explores variation in the how library and information professionals are experiencing evidence-based practice as part of their professional work. The findings of the research provide a basis for arguing that evidence-based practice represents the professional's enactment of information literacy in the workplace.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: evidence-based practice, information literacy, phenomenography, library and information science, research in practice
ISBN: 9781876938796
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University
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Deposited On: 21 Jun 2010 21:03
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