Evidence based library and information practice?


Evidence Based Practice (EBP) has recently emerged as a topic of discussion amongst professionals within the library and information industry. Simply stated, EBP is the process of using formal research skills and methods to assist in decision making and establishing best practice. Are library and information professionals ready for EBP? This presentation will consider the role of EBP in the library profession including the barriers that exist in engaging in EBP within professional practice. The presentation will provide the opportunity to discuss the challenge of fostering a culture of evidence based library and information practice.