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Having a Look-See: Evidence Based Practice by stealth

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posted on 2020-07-23, 22:44 authored by Joanne SimonsJoanne Simons, Annie McKillop
Paper presented at LIANZA Conference 2019,
21-23 October 2019, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

Having a Look-See: EBP by Stealth
Jo Simons, Libraries and Learning Services, University of Auckland
We all do it … but we don’t talk about it. Libraries upgrade their websites, develop wriggle & rhyme sessions, teach academic literacies, report on business intelligence – whatever the sector, we provide services to our members, based on their needs. Many of us use evidence when we do this. But how much rigour is there in our data gathering and analysis? Evidence Based Practice is an effective way of introducing some of that rigour. Using the principle that past success is a good indicator of future success, EBP looks for supporting data when developing better practice. Small practical changes to everyday processes can lead to significant change over time, developing a “new normal” in the way we do things. In short, “Look-See” is Research-SIG’s take on making simple, practical EBP a method for uncovering ideas and developing practices that support the success and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Audience: Public Librarians, Academic Librarians, School librarians, Special Librarians
Keywords: Evidence-based practice, Research methods, Gathering evidence, Service improvement

Monday 21 October 2019, 12:10pm - 12:40pm, Room: Noel Robinson



University of Auckland

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