Evidence based practice maturity mode in academic libraries (LISRA Webinar)
From Helen Partridge on February 10th, 2021
A free online panel session was held on the 10 February 2021.
Since 2016, the University of Southern Queensland Library has sought to intentionally embed and develop its evidence-based practice capacity. Existing research to date however, had shed light on individual practitioner experiences, and to some extent, team experiences of evidence-based practice. But not that of a library as an organisation. So how does a library leader know whether their library is practicing and delivering services in an evidence-based way?
The capability maturity model (CMM) for evidence-based practice in academic libraries addresses this gap in both research and professional practice. Through five levels and across three dimensions, the CMM outlines the capabilities and building blocks needed to progress evidence-based practice maturity, making it a tool for libraries to plot their maturity path. This presentation will provide an overview of the research approach, its findings, and the next steps needed to further develop the model.
The session speakers included: Alisa Howlett and Clare Thorpe, University of Southern Queensland. The session was facilitated by Professor Helen Partridge.