Evidence Based Librarianship. Virginia Wilson Coordinator, Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership University of Saskatchewan May 26, 2008. Outline . Background of EBL The EBL Framework The EBL Toolkit—The Steps EBL Support and Resources. Evidence Based Medicine.
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Coordinator, Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership
University of Saskatchewan
May 26, 2008
Reasons for the spread of EBM
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (U. Toronto) http://www.cebm.utoronto.ca/intro/interest.htm
(Crumley and Koufogiannakis, 2002)
Q: Why should law librarians care about the growing evidence based movement?
A1: Enhance your own practice
A2: Empirical Legal Research
A3: Evidence Based Law?
(Friedman, quoted in Lerdal, 2006)
Evidence Based Librarianship:
Step 1: Formulate a Question
Step 2: Find the Evidence
Step 3: Appraise the Evidence
Step 4: Apply the Evidence
Step 5: Evaluate the Results
Step 6: Disseminate the Results
(Crumley and Koufogiannakis)
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Research Resources for Law Librarians
Applicability: "whether a study is generalizable or relevant to your situation" (Koufogainnakis and Crumley, "Applying Evidence to your Everyday Practice." in Booth and Brice, 2004, 120)
The evidence will usually be one of three things:
1. directly applicable
2. needs to be locally validated (i.e. replicate the study at the local level)
3. improves your understanding of the situation
Variables to consider when determining applicability:
(Koufogiannakis and Crumley, 121-123)
Evaluate the success of your use of the evidence on two levels:
Ways of dissemination: