Two Solitudes?Are these separate movementswithin librarianship formingtheoretical bridges? Is some sort ofmerger, fusion or takeoverin the future?Ryan, P. (2006). EBL and library assessment: Twosolitudes? Evidence Based Library and InformationPractice, 1(4), 77–80.“”2
to assess, in general, is to determine theimportance, size, or value of; to evaluate. Librarystaff assess operations bycollecting, interpreting, and using data to makedecisions and to improve customer service. Theystudy internal processes, levels and quality ofservice, and library impact on institutional goals.Wright, S., & White, L. (2007). Library Assessment, SPEC Kit303 (Washington, DC: Association of ResearchLibraries, Office of Leadership and Management Services).“”4
includes any activities that seek to measure thelibrary’s impact on teaching, learning andresearch as well as initiatives that seek toidentify user needs or gauge user satisfaction orperceptions with the overall goal being thedata‐based and user‐centred continuousimprovement of our collections and services.Ryan, P. (2006). EBL and library assessment: Twosolitudes? Evidence Based Library and InformationPractice, 1(4), 77–80.“”5
What isevidence-based libraryand information practice?
an approach to information science thatpromotes the collection, interpretation andintegration of valid, important and applicableuser-reported, librarian observed, and research-derived evidence. The best availableevidence, moderated by user needs andpreferences, is applied to improve the quality ofprofessional judgements.Booth, A. (2000). Librarian heal thyself: Evidence basedlibrarianship, useful, practical, desirable? Proceedings from the 8thInternational Congress on Medical Librarianship. London, UK, July 2-5, 2000.“”10
Local EvidenceUser feedbackLibrarian observationDiscussion/interactions with colleaguesUsage dataOrganizational realities30
Professional KnowledgeFormal and informal learningOn the job trainingTacit knowledgeReflective knowledge31
32Koufogiannakis, D. (2010). Considering the place of practice-basedevidence within evidence based library and information practice(EBLIP). Library and Information Research, 35(111), 41–58.
How does evidence influencelibrarianship and librarians?
Impact of Published Evidence34Kloda, L., Koufogiannakis, D., &Brettle, A. Assessing the impact of evidencesummaries in library and information studies: A mixed methods approach.Speaker. Health Libraries Group Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, July 11-12, 2012.
40Gerlich, B. K., &Berard, G. L. (2010). Testing the viability ofthe READ scale (Reference Effort Assessment Data):Qualitative statistics for academic reference services.College and Research Libraries, 71(2), 116–137.
Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle41Oakleaf, M. (2009). The Information Literacy Instruction AssessmentCycle: A guide for increasing student learning and improving librarianinstructional skills,” Journal of Documentation, 65(4) 539–560.
How does EBLIP fit intoassessment?Or is it the other way around?
Two Solitudes?Are these separate movementswithin librarianship formingtheoretical bridges? Is some sort ofmerger, fusion or takeoverin the future?Ryan, P. (2006). EBL and library assessment: Twosolitudes? Evidence Based Library and InformationPractice, 1(4), 77–80.“”43
Widening the EBLIP ModelArticulatetheproblemAssembleevidenceAppraisefor quality& quantityAgree onthe wayforwardAdapt44
A culture of assessment is an organizationalenvironment in which decisions are based onfacts, research, and analysis, and where servicesare planned and delivered in ways thatmaximize positive outcomes and impacts forcustomers and stakeholders.Lakos, A., Phipps, S., & Wilson, B. Defining a ‘Culture ofAssessment.’ (1998–2002), http://www.library.ucla.edu/yrl/reference/aalakos/assessment/CulAssessToolkit/ Assessdef3-new.doc“”48