Research as a Tool for Decision Making in Academic Libraries. Evidence Based Librarianship and the Decision Making Process.
is the author of what is acknowledged as the first (and certainly the most highly-cited) randomized controlled trial in the area of information and library science.
Andrew Booth and Anne Brice, editors. Evidence-based Practice for Information Professionals: a Handbook. London: Facet Publishing, 2004.
By Carol Perryman
A Presentation to the Duke Librarians' Assembly, Professional Affairs Committee.PowerPoint presentation available upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evidence-based Librarianship Recommended Reading
Bao, X."An Analysis of the Research Areas of the Articles Published in C&RL and JAL Between 1990 and 1999." College & Research Libraries 61.6 (2000): 536-44.
Bayley, L. and Eldredge, J. "The structured abstract: an essential tool for researchers."
Hypothesis 17.1 (2003):11-13.
Booth, A. " Bridging the Research-Practice Gap? The Role of Evidence-based Librarianship."
New Review of Information and Library Research 9 (2003):3-23.
Booth, A. and Brice, A. Evidence-based Practice for Information Professionals: a Handbook.
London, Facet Publications. 2004
Booth, A. " Turning Research Priorities into Answerable Questions." Health Information and Libraries Journal 18 (2001):130-32.
Eldredge, J.D. "Evidence-based librarianship: searching for the needed EBL evidence."
Medical Reference Services Quarterly 19.3 (2000): 1-18.
Eldredge, J.D. " Evidence-based librarianship: an overview." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 88.4 (2000): 289-302.
Koufogiannakis, D. and Slater, L. "A Content Analysis of Librarianship Research."
Journal of Information Science 30.3 (2004): 227-239.
Sackett, D.L., Rosenberg, W.M., Gray, J.A., Haynes, R.B., Richardson, W.S. (1996, January 13).
" Evidence Based Medicine: What it is and What it isn't." BMJ 13:312.7023 (1996) :71-2.
Williams, JF & Winston, MD. " Leadership Competencies and the Importance of Research Methods and Statistical Analysis in Decision Making and Research and Publication: A study of Citation Patterns." Library & Information Science Research 25 (2003): 387-402.
Some Recent Publications of Note
Brown, C., et. al. "The Realities of Relevance: A Survey of Librarians' Use of Library and Information Science Research." The Southeastern Librarian 52.3 (2004): 17-30.
SILS Lib Periodical Collection.
Eldredge, J.D. "Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics."
Journal of the Medical Library Association 92.1 (2004): 83-90. Full Text at UNC.
Greenblatt, M., et. al. "Implementing the Research Question." Knowledge Quest 33.2 (2004): 75-6. SILS Lib Periodical Collection.
Haddow, G., et. al. "Communication of Research to Practice in Library and Information Science: Closing the Gap." Library & Information Science Research 26.1 (2004): 29-43. Full text at UNC.
Hewitt, Joe. " The Role of the Library Administrator in Improving LIS Research." In: Library and Information Science Research. (1991): 163-78.
Hiller, Steve, and James Self. "From Measurement to Management: Using Data Wisely for Planning and Decision-Making.” Library Trends 53.1 (2004): 129-155. SILS Lib Periodical Collection.
Koufogiannakis, D., et. al. " A Content Analysis of Librarianship Research." Journal of Information Science 30.3 (2004): 227-39. SILS Lib Periodical Collection.
McNicol, S. "Is Research an Untapped Resource in the Library and Information Profession?"
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 36.3 (2004):119-26. SILS Lib Periodical Collection.
Nicholson, S. "A Conceptual Framework for the Holistic Measurement and Cumulative Evaluation of Library Services." Journal of Documentation 60.2 (2004): 164-82. Full Text at UNC.
Powell, R.R., et. al. Basic Research Methods for Librarians. 4th ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
SILS Lib Z669.7 .P68 2004
Sapon-White, R., et. al."Supporting a Culture of Scholarship for Academic Librarians."
Portal 4.3 (2004): 407-22. Full Text at UNC.
Williams, J.F.I., et. al."Leadership Competencies and the Importance of Research Methods and Statistical Analysis in Decision Making and Research and Publication: A Study of Citation Patterns." Library & Information Science Research 25.4 (2003): 387-402. Full Text at UNC.
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