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Practising Information Literacy by Sanna Talja, Annemaree Lloyd

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Chapter 13

Evidence-based practice: Information professionals’ experience of information literacy in the workplace

Helen Partridge, Sylvia L Edwards and Clare Thorpe

Evidence-based practice is founded on the premise that professional ‘practice should be based on up-to-date, valid and reliable research’ (Brice & Hill 2004, p. 13). Evidence-based practice is increasingly being recognized as an important issue in a range of professional contexts, including education (Trinder & Reynolds 2000), occupational therapy (Dysart & Tomlin 2002), nursing (Brown 2009) and librarianship (Booth & Brice 2004). Many of these professions have observed a relationship or interface between evidence-based practice and information literacy.

Information literacy has ...

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