Title

Determinants of Evidence Use in Academic Librarian Decision Making

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

College & Research Libraries

Volume

76

Issue

1

First Page

100

Last Page

114

Keywords

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, EBLIP, Professional Practice, Academic Libraries

Abstract

The objective of this qualitative study was to identify and explain challenges encountered by academic librarians when trying to incorporate evidence into their practice. The findings resulted in the identification of five main determinants that act as either obstacles or enablers of evidence use. The identification of these determinants provide librarians with a greater understanding of the complex processes and individual as well as organizational factors that impact decision-making processes within academic libraries.