Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CFP: Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice

CFP: Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice

Are you using data in decision-making? Has taking an evidence-based approach to your work helped you to make the right choices for your library, your staff, and your users? We want to know, and we want to help you share the lessons you've learned about implementing evidence-based practice in your library.

Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice has launched a new feature called "Using Evidence in Practice" to provide brief reports of LIS practitioners' use of evidence to assist with decision making. Have you followed an evidence- based approach in your daily work? Have you begun a new project and incorporated assessment to measure outcomes and success? Have you tried to incorporate evidence but not had any success? All of these scenarios lend themselves to a retelling that may benefit others. Please consider writing about your experience and submitting it to EBLIP.

Submissions to the "Using Evidence in Practice" feature follow a structured format to report practical implementations of an evidence-based approach to tackling workplace problems and are reviewed by the editorial team for publication in the journal.

A sample "Practice" feature can be found at:

Author guidelines are available at:

If you have questions about the "Using Evidence in Practice" feature of EBLIP, please contact Scott Walter, Associate Editor, at swalter@illinois.edu.

EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

Visit the journal at: