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Title: Learning to take the lead with evidence-based practice: A study of school librarians
Authors: Moore, Jennifer E.
Cahill, Maria
Keywords: Subject::Evidence
Subject::School libraries
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2022
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC);Satellite Meeting: Education and Training Section - IFLA SET Training School: Towards a Curriculum for Social and Digital Inclusion
Abstract: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a cyclical, iterative, and reflective means of using myriad forms of evidence to guide everyday decision-making and to continuously improve the school library program. Multiple professional library organisations and school librarianship leaders have espoused the necessity of school librarians adopting EBP as a regular part of their practice. Research has consistently shown engaging in EBP benefits the library program, the librarian, and stakeholders, but school librarians’ experiences with it and comfort level vary considerably. This paper (1) shares the results of a multi-state study situated in the United States which explored school librarians’ formal education and professional development within the realm of EBP and (2) discusses the implications for school librarian educators’ practice.
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