How academic librarians experience evidence-based practice: a grounded theory model

Miller, Faye, Partridge, Helen, Bruce, Christine, Yates, Chritstine, and Howlett, Alisa (2017) How academic librarians experience evidence-based practice: a grounded theory model. Library & Information Science Research, 39 (2). pp. 124-130.

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This study explored academic librarians’ experience of evidence-based practice. A better understanding of evidence-based practice from an empirical basis can help fulfill the aims of evidence-based library and information practice to continuously improve practice and make effective, value-adding decisions about library and information services for their clients and communities. This research uses a constructivist grounded theory approach to investigate the question: How do academic librarians experience evidence-based practice? Thirteen Australian academic librarians participated in semi-structured interviews. The study used the methods of constant comparison to create codes and categories towards constructing a new theoretical model of experiencing evidence-based practice in the academic library context. The model consists of six categories of experiences: empowering, intuiting, affirming, connecting, noticing and impacting. This model can provide a platform for developing support for academic librarians andtheir educators by increasing awareness of various mindsets and actions experienced in the workplace context towards facilitating evidence-based information practice.

Item ID: 53390
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-1848
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 01:06
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461006 Library studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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