For my last year of the LIS Masters course, I am completing two research projects in areas of professional interest.
Exploring evidence sources used to inform library and information practice
This semester my research centres on evidence based practice in library and information science. The purpose of this research project is to gain an understanding of the role of evidence in informing library and information practice by identifying the types of evidence used by Australian special librarians and explore influences associated with evidence use in daily practice. This research study will ‘take stock’ of what Australian special librarians understands or thinks to be evidence in informing daily practice. It is hoped that with a raised awareness of the types of evidence used and when it is found to be most useful in different circumstances in daily practice, that this research may contribute to a better understanding of evidence based practice in the LIS profession.
Find out more about participating in this research.
Next semester I’d like to explore any potential relationships between information literacy and innovation within an organisation.