Services Librarian and Instruction Coordinator,
Evidence based librarianship: we hear about it, we read about it, some of us practice it, some of us aren’t quite sure what it’s all about. Information about EBL is relatively prolific of late and can be found in numerous journals, websites and books. It is indexed in databases and article indices across the disciplinary board – MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycInfo, DOIS, LISTA, etc. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is the first journal whose primary focus is on EBL: what it is, how it affects the decisions we make, how we look at and perform research, and how it allows us to make more informed decisions based on the best available evidence. EBLIP, not unlike the practice of EBL, is international in scope and unlimited in its application and utility.
EBLIP off the ground has been a fascinating and rewarding experience, and I
have several key people to thank for making the process seamless and
satisfying. EBLIP is the brainchild of
Su Cleyle, of Memorial University of Newfoundland and
Denise Koufogiannakis, of the
is published by
Finally, I would like to draw attention to two teams that are essential to the success of EBLIP: the Evidence Summaries Team and the Editorial Advisors (peer reviewers). The diversity, specialization and professionalism of the teams’ membership allow us to explore all avenues of EBL and its practice and utility in all environments. Members from our teams range from journal editors to university professors to school and systems librarians. Their contributions, not only to EBLIP but also to the body of EBL knowledge, are substantial.
As readers, I hope that you will find the information in EBLIP useful, interesting, provocative, and applicable to your work. I hope that you will be able to use the information we present to you to aid in your decision making regarding policies, collections, procedures, marketing, etc., and I particularly look forward to hearing how you may have used this information in your practice (whether it worked or not!).
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