Professional Development: Evidence Based Librarianship in Practice
This course is taught by Lorie Kloda, MLIS, AHIP, PhD. The purpose of the course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the ?Using Evidence in Practice? series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process. CLRC has tentatively scheduled this class for March 24, 2014 to be held at the CLRC headquarters in Syracuse, NY. This is a full-day workshop. The intended audience is hospital and health sciences librarians in upstate New York. CLRC is partnering with neighboring library councils in Rochester, Ithaca, Albany and Northern NY to attract the widest possible audience for this program.