Values-Based Practice in EBLIP: A Review

Article


Bell, Emilia C.. 2022. "Values-Based Practice in EBLIP: A Review." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 17 (3), pp. 119-134. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip30176
Article Title

Values-Based Practice in EBLIP: A Review

ERA Journal ID10666
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBell, Emilia C.
Journal TitleEvidence Based Library and Information Practice
Journal Citation17 (3), pp. 119-134
Number of Pages16
Year2022
Place of PublicationCanada
ISSN1715-720X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip30176
Web Address (URL)https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/30176
Abstract

Objective – This narrative literature review examines how values and a values-based practice framework are positioned as significant to evidence based practice in libraries. This includes examining the partnership between values and evidence in decision making and reflective practice. The review responds to a gap in the literature on the origins and application of values-based practice in evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP).

Methods – Searches for this narrative review were conducted in library and information science databases, discovery tools, and individual journals. Forward and backward citation searches were also undertaken. Searches aimed to encompass both the EBLIP and library assessment literature. Research and professional publications were considered for inclusion based on their engagement with values and values-based practice in EBLIP processes and decisions.

Results – The findings highlight how values reflect positionality, driving action and decision making in all stages of evidence based practice in libraries. The literature emphasizes the role of values when practitioners engage with critical reflective practice or invite user voices in evidence. An explicit values-based practice approach was evident in the library assessment literature, though not explicitly addressed in the EBLIP literature or EBLIP models. This is despite a partnership between evidence based practice and values-based practice in the health sciences literature, with literature on person-centred approaches aiming to relate evidence to individuals.

Conclusions – The EBLIP literature could further examine how values reflect positionality and drive action and decision making across all stages of evidence based practice. Values-based practice offers an opportunity to critically reflect on whose voices, perspectives, and values are reflected in and contribute to the library and information science evidence base.

Keywordsevidence-based practice, library and information science, evidence based library and information practice, librarianship, EBLIP, library assessment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461006. Library studies
Byline AffiliationsLibrary Services
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q7x40/values-based-practice-in-eblip-a-review

Download files


Published Version
ValuesBasedPracaticeEBLIP.pdf
License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
File access level: Anyone

  • 33
    total views
  • 39
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Open Publishing Guide for Authors
Andersen, Nikki, King, Deborah, Stagg, Adrian and Bell, Emilia. 2023. Open Publishing Guide for Authors . Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Users' Experiences in a Regional Academic Library Makerspace
Bell, Emilia C., Piper, Stephanie and O'Sullivan, Carmel. 2023. "Users' Experiences in a Regional Academic Library Makerspace." Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association. 72 (2), pp. 135-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750158.2023.2202512
Open Publishing Guide for Authors
Andersen, Nikki, King, Deborah, Stagg, Adrian and Bell, Emilia. 2023. Open Publishing Guide for Authors . Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
UniSQ Library Stories of 2022
Bell, Emilia C., McGregor, Rowena, Andersen, Nikki, Piper, Steph, Derrington, Kate, Bella, Tahnya, Jeffers, Marjorie, Sherwin, Leonie, Kelly, Tricia, Bremner, Margaret, Eacersall, Douglas, Stagg, Adrian, Ingram, Ben, Page, Teaki, Heuser, Ryan, Fahey, Kacie, Waters, Carlie, Fisher, Michelle, Firman, Elizabeth, ..., Salisbury, Fiona. Bell, Emilia and Randall, Rebecca (ed.) 2022. UniSQ Library Stories of 2022. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
The library as soft-power actor: A review
Bell, Emilia C. and Kennan, Mary Anne. 2022. "The library as soft-power actor: A review." IFLA Journal. 48 (4), pp. 706-716. https://doi.org/10.1177/03400352211054113
Understanding soft power discourse in the National Library of Australia
Bell, Emilia C.. 2022. "Understanding soft power discourse in the National Library of Australia." Journal of Documentation. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-11-2021-0231
Partnering in knowledge production: roles for librarians in the digital humanities
Bell, Emilia C. and Kennan, Mary Anne. 2021. "Partnering in knowledge production: roles for librarians in the digital humanities." Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association. 70 (2), pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750158.2021.1907886