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Evidence based library and information professionals: Whose responsibility is it anyway?

Hallam, Gillian C. & Partridge, Helen L. (2006) Evidence based library and information professionals: Whose responsibility is it anyway? Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 1(3), pp. 88-94.

Abstract

For evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) to underpin and enhance industry practice, library and information professionals need to be willing to develop the skills and knowledge essential for EBLIP and to be motivated to use these within the context of their day-to-day work. Whilst current LIS education can help to foster the birth of a new breed of evidence based information professional, ultimately it is up to the new professional working in industry to put into place the skills they have learned during their academic studies. It is also the responsibility of those professionals who have been in industry for some time, and who have not had the opportunity to learn about evidence based practice (EBP) via their formal library studies, to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding of EBP by undertaking professional development activities.

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ID Code: 6373
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Library and information professionals, evidence based practice
ISSN: 1715-720X
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
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Deposited On: 12 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 15:50

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