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How to interpret research on information literacy and library instruction. Kloda & Brettle

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How to interpret research on information literacy and library instruction. Kloda & Brettle

  1. 1. Lorie Kloda, McGill University Alison Brettle, University of Salford Associate Editors Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference March 29-31, 2010 Limerick, Ireland How to Interpret Research on Information Literacy & Library Instruction
  2. 2. Workshop Agenda Introductions Evidence-based practice & critical appraisal Critical appraisal exercise Discussion Wrap-up: tips & resources
  3. 3. Evidence Based Practice
  4. 4. Critical Appraisal Weigh up the evidence Reliable Valid Applicable Checklists help with critical appraisal process
  5. 5. ReLIANT Assesses research on information skills instruction Focuses on: Study design Educational context Results Relevance Koufogiannakis, D., Booth, A. & Brettle, A. (2006) Reliant: Reader's Guide to the Literature on Interventions Addressing the Need for Education and Training. Library & Information Research 30(94), 44-51.
  6. 6. Instructions for critical appraisal activity Read the Dill article – focus on the introduction, methods and results Use the ReLIANT tool to discuss Group Feedback
  7. 7. Taking it Home Incorporating evaluation of information skills into what you do Assessing what you read in the professional literature Evaluating your own instruction Think critically!
  8. 8. Resources & Contact Information Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (open access journal): http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP (includes link to Evidence Summaries by Domain) Libraries Using Evidence (TOOLKIT) - Appraising the Evidence: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/library/gosford/ebl/ Lorie Kloda lorie.kloda@mcgill.ca Alison Brettle A.Brettle@salford.ac.uk

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