Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Volume 17, Number 1, 2022

Table of contents (15 articles)


Research Articles

  1. Transforming Academic Libraries into Information Commons: A Proposed Model
  2. Federal Library Utilization of LibGuides to Disseminate COVID-19 Information
  3. Researchers’ Perceptions and Experiences with an Open Access Subvention Fund
  4. Natural Language Processing for Virtual Reference Analysis
  5. Supporting the Intersections of Life and Work: Retaining and Motivating Academic Librarians Throughout Their Careers

Using Evidence in Practice

  1. Modernization of the Care Library by the Belgian Red Cross: Leveraging Digitalization and Volunteers to Reduce Loneliness with Library Services

Evidence Summaries

  1. Structured Interviews Reveal That Reference and Liaison Librarians—as Engaged, Proactive Partners—are Vital to the Academic Enterprise / Johnson, A.M. (2020). Reference and liaison librarians: Endangered species or “vital partners?” Views of academic library administrators. Journal of Library Administration, 60(7), 784-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2020.1786979
  2. Uneven Adherence to Professional Guidelines and Potential Ethnic Bias in Service Provision Evidenced in Virtual Reference Service Interactions / Hamer, S. (2021). Colour blind: Investigating the racial bias of virtual reference services in English academic libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(5), 102416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102416
  3. Though Virtual Reference Services Have Increased, They Face Challenges and Opportunities in the Wake of COVID-19 / Gerbig, M., Holmes, K., Lu, M., & Tang, H. (2021). From bricks and mortar to bits and bytes: Examining the changing state of reference services at the University of Toronto Libraries during COVID-19. Partnership, 16(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v16i1.6450
  4. User-Focused Values of Empathy, Empowerment, and Communication Are Unheralded in Previous Conceptualizations of Reference and Information Services / VanScoy, Amy. (2021). Using Q methodology to understand conflicting conceptualizations of reference and information service. Library and Information Science Research, 43(1), 101107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2021.101107
  5. A Case Study on How Reference Staffing and Visibility Models Impact Patron Behaviors / Holm, C.E. & Kantor, S. (2021). Reference is not dead: A case study of patron habits and library staffing models. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(2), 299–316. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0017



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