Evidence Summary Paper wins Prize

Lorie Kloda, Denise Koufogiannakis, and Katrine Mallan, 3 of EBLIPs Associate Editors have received the Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award which was announced by the The Canadian Library Association (CLA). The award is for their 2011 paper entitled, “Transferring evidence into practice: what evidence summaries of library and information studies research tell practitioners,” published in Information Research (16:1, March 2011).

This study examines the critical appraisals of library and information studies published in the form of the evidence summaries published within Evidence Based Library and Information Practice from 2006-2008. The results of the study show that evidence summaries reveal more weaknesses than strengths in library and information research published within this journal. This finding should have significant impact because it will strengthen the body of research within the field by helping to identify weaknesses and pitfalls, whereas noted areas of strength will provide “examples of good practice that new researches can model.”

The Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Tradeshow taking place at the Ottawa Convention Centre, May 30 – June 2, 2012.