Evidence Based Practice in Libraries ($)
Amanda Click, Claire Walker Wiley, and Meggan Houlihan
As academic libraries struggle with budget, staffing, and morale issues, evidence-based practice (EBP) becomes more and more important in our efforts to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. EBP helps us make decisions and solve problems, and can be an effective way to improve day-to-day processes and services, as well as advocate for change on a larger scale. This workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of evidence-based practice in our field and how it can be applied in a variety of library and information contexts. Participants will learn about the EBP model, examine different types of evidence, and apply EBP principles to issues in their own institutional contexts.
- $119 Core Member & Maryland Library Association Member
- $149 ALA Member
- $189 Non ALA Member
- $99 Student/Retired/Seeking Employment/International
Amanda ClickHead of Research and Instruction, U.S. Naval Academy
Amanda Click is the Head of Research and Instruction at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Previously, she was the business librarian at American University in Washington, DC, and the coordinator of instruction at the American University in Cairo. In 2016, she completed her PhD in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her MLIS at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests include open access, information literacy, evidence-based practice, and cultural adaptation.
Claire Walker WileyResearch and Instruction LIbrarian, Belmont University
Claire Wiley is a Research and Instruction Librarian at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and serves as the liaison to the Colleges of Business and Entertainment and Music Business. Her research interests include information literacy, business information literacy, the use of evidence synthesis methods in LIS, and librarians as academic advisors.
Meggan Houlihan College Liaisons Coordinator for Social Services, Humanities, Arts, and Business, Colorado State UniversityMeggan HoulihanCollege Liaisons Coordinator for Social Services, Humanities, Arts, and Business, Colorado State University
Meggan Houlihan is the College Liaisons Coordinator for Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Business at Colorado State University. Previously, Meggan served as the Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach at New York University Abu Dhabi and Coordinator of Instruction and Reference at the American University in Cairo. She is a graduate of Indiana University, the University of Reading, and Eastern Illinois University. Meggan’s research interests include information literacy, international students, and the use of evidence synthesis methods in LIS.