Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice Book

Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice


  • Author : Denise Koufogiannakis
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783300716

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Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice Book Description :

This book builds a research-grounded, theoretical foundation for evidence based library and information practice and illustrates how librarians can incorporate the principles to make more informed decisions in the workplace. The book takes an open and encompassing approach to exploring evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) and the ways it can improve the practice of librarianship. Bringing together recent theory, research, and case studies, the book provides librarians with a new reference point for how they can use and create evidence within their practice, in order to better meet the needs of their communities. Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice is divided into two parts; in the first part the editors explore the background to EBLIP and put forward a new model for its application in the workplace which encompasses 5 elements: Articulate, Assemble, Assess, Agree, Adapt. In the second part, contributors from academic, public, health, school and special libraries from around the world provide an overview of EBLIP developments in their sector and offer examples of successful implementation. Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice will be essential reading for library and information professionals from all sectors who want to make more informed decisions and better meet the needs of their users. The book will also be of interest to students of library and information studies and researchers.

Evidence Based Librarianship Book

Evidence Based Librarianship


  • Author : Elizabeth Connor
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-04-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631080

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Evidence Based Librarianship Book Description :

This book features case studies and active learning exercises related to using evidence-based approaches in several types of academic libraries. Evidence-Based Librarianship is a vital reference to practicing librarians, library science students, and library science educators as it focuses on applying practice-based evidence gleaned from users, direct observation, and research. Peer-reviewed case studies from leading academic librarians Active learning exercises for on-the-job training and library science education related to evidence-based practice Detailed bibliography

Evidence based Practice for Information Professionals Book

Evidence based Practice for Information Professionals


  • Author : Andrew Booth
  • Publisher : Library Assn Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061775600

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Evidence based Practice for Information Professionals Book Description :

Evidence-based practice is a paradigm that originated within healthcare but is rapidly migrating to other fields. It involves applying the results from rigorous research studies to professional practice in order to improve the quality of services to clients. Familiarity with these methods has caused an increasing number of information professionals to turn a critical eye to their own practice. Is it possible to adapt this model to librarianship and information work? To what extent are its skills and techniques transferable to the various areas of professional practice? Is it desirable for information professionals to integrate research findings into their day-to-day decision-making? These and other related issues are discussed in this book, the first to examine this key topic in depth. It is divided into three parts: The Context for Evidence-based practice; Skills And Resources for Evidence-based Information Practice; and Using the Evidence Base in Practice. This last part explores each of the six domains of evidence-based librarianship identified in research, to demonstrate the application of evidence-based information practice in a practical decision-making context. These chapters with their associated Special Topics present concise summaries of evidence-based information practice within generic areas of work, together with practical examples of the application of evidence-based principles and methods. Supported by a wealth of case studies drawn from a wide range of sectors, these contributions from leading-edge professionals cover the following key issues: why evidence-based information practice? a brief history of evidence-based practice how good is the evidence base? why don't librarians use research? formulating answerable questions identifying sources of evidence and searching the LIS literature appraising the evidence applying evidence to everyday practice and evaluating your performance disseminating the lessons of evidence-based practice examining the evid

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Book
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Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship


  • Author : M. Sandra Wood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136614378

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Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Book Description :

Get the foundational knowledge about health sciences librarianship. The general term “health sciences libraries” covers a wide range of areas beyond medical libraries, such as biomedical, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and others. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides a sound foundation to all aspects of these types of libraries to students and librarians new to the field. This helpful guide provides a helpful overview of the health care environment, technical services, public services, management issues, academic health sciences, hospital libraries, health informatics, evidence-based practice, and more. This text provides crucial information every beginning and practicing health sciences librarian needs—all in one volume. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship presents some of the most respected librarians and educators in the field, each discussing important aspects of librarianship, including technical services, public services, administration, special services, and special collections. This comprehensive volume provides all types of librarians with helpful general, practical, and theoretical knowledge about this profession. The book’s unique "A Day in the Life of . . . " feature describes typical days of health sciences librarians working in special areas such as reference or consumer health, and offers anyone new to the field a revealing look at what a regular workday is like. The text is packed with useful figures, screen captures, tables, and references. Topics discussed in Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship include: overview of health sciences libraries health environment collection development of journals, books, and electronic resources organization of health information access services information services and information retrieval information literacy health informatics management of academic health sciences libraries management and issues in hospital libraries library space planning specialized services Intr

Management  Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics  Analyses and Evaluation Book

Management Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics Analyses and Evaluation


  • Author : Trine Kolderup Flaten
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9783598440229

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Management Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics Analyses and Evaluation Book Description :

Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management & Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries, researchers and educators from five continents shared their experiences with research methods, data collection, evaluation, performance measurement, best practice strategies and policies. This book contains their presentations in the form of full length articles.

Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review Book

Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review


  • Author : Margaret J. Foster
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-03-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442277021

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Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review Book Description :

Here is a complete guide for librarians seeking to launch or refine their systematic review services. Conducting searches for systematic reviews goes beyond expert searching and requires an understanding of the entire process of the systematic review. Just as expert searching is not fully mastered by the end of a library degree, mastering the systematic review process takes a great deal of time and practice. Attending workshops and webinars can introduce the topic, but application of the knowledge through practice is required. Running a systematic review service is complicated and requires constant updating and evaluation with new standards, more efficient methods, and improved reporting guidelines. After a brief introduction to systematic reviews, the book guides librarians in defining and marketing their services, covering topics such as when it is appropriate to ask for co-authorship and how to reach out to stakeholders. Next, it addresses developing documentation and conducting the reference interview. Standards specific to systematic reviews, including PRISMA, Institute of Medicine, and Cochrane Collaboration, are discussed. Search strategy techniques, including choosing databases, harvesting search terms, selecting filters, and searching for grey literature are detailed. Data management and critical appraisal are covered in detail. Finally, the best practices for reporting the findings of systematic reviews are highlighted. Experts with experience in both systematic reviews and librarianship, including the editors of the book, contributed to the chapters. Each step (or piece) of the review process (Planning the review, Identifying the studies, Evaluating studies, Collecting and combining data, Explaining the results, and Summarizing the review into a report), are covered with emphasis on information roles. The book is for any librarian interested in conducting reviews or assisting others with reviews. It has several applications: for training librarians new to

The Value of Academic Libraries Book

The Value of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985687

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The Value of Academic Libraries Book Description :

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Curriculum Based Library Instruction Book

Curriculum Based Library Instruction


  • Author : Amy Blevins
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442231665

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Curriculum Based Library Instruction Book Description :

Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment highlights the movement beyond one-shot instruction sessions, specifically focusing on situations where academic librarians have developed curriculum based sessions and/or become involved in curriculum committees.

PDQ Evidence based Principles and Practice Book

PDQ Evidence based Principles and Practice


  • Author : Ann McKibbon
  • Publisher : PMPH-USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1607950065

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PDQ Evidence based Principles and Practice Book Description :

PDQ Evidence-Based Principles and Practice addresses the concepts of evidence based health care in a gentle, non-technical manner. One of its two major purposes is to provide a background to understand health care research and how best to evaluate and apply new research findings in health. The audience is librarians and other information professionals who work with health professionals. Clinicians seeking a gentle approach to working with health research findings will also benefit. In addition the book outlines how best to identify important studies in health care published in the large bibliographic databases such as MEDLINE and the Internet. Readers found the first edition useful in understanding health research and seeking this information. The second edition strengthened both purposes. It also adds 4 new chapters to the existing 9 that cover new areas of understanding and producing health research. All chapters from the previous edition have been revised. Several new chapters (hot topics) have been added: Clinical Prediction Guides, Decision Analyses, Differential Diagnosis and Disease Manifestation, and Health Technology Assessment. Proven and validated search strategies for use in the large electronic biomedical databases have been included in the edition. Lists of possible searching terms have been enhanced and enlarged. We have also added an appendix of terms used in the book using plain language descriptions as well as searching tips and sites for retrieval in the categories of health research . This book helps the reader develop optimal, effective MEDLINE search strategies. It offers step-by-step suggestions for retrieving sound clinical studies on the etiology, prognosis, diagnosis, prevention, and management of disorders encountered in adult general medicine. Key Features Gentle, non-technical introduction to the concepts of evidence based health care Provides a background to understanding health care research Provides a guide for evaluating health care

Perspectives in Medical Geography Book

Perspectives in Medical Geography


  • Author : Amy J. Blatt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317977537

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Perspectives in Medical Geography Book Description :

Medical geography is a fascinating area of rapidly evolving study that aims to analyse and improve worldwide health issues based on the geographical factors which have an impact on them. Perspectives in Medical Geography will appeal to both novice and seasoned researchers looking to be informed on the latest theories and applications in the field. Chapters represent a wide range of industries, ranging from private/public universities to private companies to non-profit foundations. Contributors describe ways in which map and geography librarians can engage in public health research – creating data standards, archiving map collections and providing mapping/GIS services. In addition to compiling current theories and practices related to medical geography, this volume also features commentaries from two pre-eminent geography librarians, sharing their perspectives on this emerging field and how map and geographic information librarians can engage in health-related research through their profession. This book was originally published as two special issues of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries.

Mobile Technologies for Every Library Book

Mobile Technologies for Every Library


  • Author : Ann Whitney Gleason
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-03-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442248939

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Mobile Technologies for Every Library Book Description :

If you are wondering what mobile technology adoption means for your library or how to get started, Mobile Technologies for Every Library will answer your questions! This book will detail the opportunities and pitfalls in using mobile technology in libraries.

International and Comparative Librarianship Book

International and Comparative Librarianship


  • Author : Peter Johan Lor
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 949
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110267990

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International and Comparative Librarianship Book Description :

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590

The Invisible Librarian Book

The Invisible Librarian


  • Author : Aoife Lawton
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001745

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The Invisible Librarian Book Description :

The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impact provides insights into what many librarians are feeling, including questions such as "do they feel invisible?" and "How many times have they heard somebody say ‘but everything is on the Internet’?" If you are a librarian struggling to find the best strategy for the future of the profession in a rapidly changing information environment, this book is for you. People don’t realize that librarians make information available and not just by search engine. This book will make people think differently about librarians, making a case for their value and impact that is compelling, convincing, and credible. Given their versatility and knowledge, now is the time for librarians to become champions of the information age as they improve the visibility and impact of libraries to readers, to stakeholders, and in society. By the end of the book, librarians will have a Visibility Improvement Plan to guarantee future success. Provides strategies that librarians can use to raise their visibility Presents how successful librarians have made a positive impact Covers new techniques that measure current visibility amongst readers and key stakeholders Includes key guidance on how to implement a 10-step Visibility Improvement Plan

Information Experience Book

Information Experience


  • Author : Christine Bruce
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783508167

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Information Experience Book Description :

This book comprises innovative research on the information behavior of various age groups. It also looks at special populations such as ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, and users with disabilities. The book presents research and reflections on designing systems that help the new generation cope with a complex knowledge society.