Library Research Seminar VII -- Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice -- Columbia, SC
While we continue to produce theoretical concepts, frameworks, and ideas in library and information studies (LIS), these developments are not being tested and tried ‘on the ground.’ There is an imbalance of research across the disciplines in LIS coming out of the field, rather than out of the academy (Morris & Cahill, 2017).
This study proposes a systematic review of the literature to examine the prevalence and presentation of original research produced by LIS practitioners. Numerous calls have been made for librarians to increase their use of evidence (Luo & McKinney, 2015; Morris & Cahill, 2017; Todd, 2008) and share the results of their original data collection and analysis with others (Morris & Cahill, 2017; Todd, 2015). It is hypothesized that these calls have gone largely unanswered and practitioner research is still lacking.
Original Publication Citation
DiScala, J., Trzeclakiewicz, S., & Anderson, A. (2019). Reporting Research from the Stacks: A Systematic Review of Practitioner Research Literature in LIS. Paper presented at the Library Research Seminar VII -- Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice, Columbia, SC.
0000-0003-4718-6124 (DiScala); 0000-0001-5503-3940 (Anderson)
DiScala, Jeffrey; Trzeclakiewicz, Stephanie; and Anderson, Amelia, "Reporting Research from the Stacks: A Systematic Review of Practitioner Research Literature in LIS" (2019). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 115.