Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Looking for Evidence Based Practitioners for ALA Annual Discussion

The Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group is preparing a discussion for ALA Annual, and we are looking for people who have had experience using evidence based practice in their library. Each person would speak for 10 minutes (depends on the number of participants) about their experiences using evidence based practice and then a discussion would ensue amongst the attendees.

What do we mean by evidence based practice? We are looking for people who when considering implementing a change or looking for a solution to a problem in their library conducted a systematic review of the research literature to determine the best approach and adapted and implemented that approach. We are also looking for people who performed their own rigorous research to determine a best practice or improved their work through and evidence based approach.

We are interested in success stories and not so successful stories. What were the challenges? What did you learn? What advice would you have for someone attempting something similar? If you are interested, then please e-mail me directly (jmartin2@stetson.edu) with a brief explanation of your experiences using evidence based practice. The Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group will hold a discussion on Sunday 29 June from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.

Jason Martin, Ed.D.
Head of Public Services
duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University
Unit 8418
421 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, FL 32723
Phone: 386-822-7178