Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference, Bridging the Gap, was held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 29th – July 3rd 2009. the conference focused on the best available evidence to improve library and information practice in all types of libraries.
Papers and Poster Sessions are available for download.
I was particularly interested in the presentation by JoAnne Witt (Australia) – Scaffolding students to an academic standard of information literacy. Download presentation
Questions looked at included:
- What effect did the library training have on student selection and referencing of sources?
Were students using “library sources”?
- Did the mode of delivery matter?
- Which changes to the program resulted in improvements?
- Were students using ‘library sources’?
The research covers issues related to use of Google vs Databases -of great interest to schools. This research shows what they did to scaffold learning and improve learning outcomes.