The Research Imperative: Medical Library Association Policy and the Curricula of Schools of Library and Information Science (Brief Communications) (Report)

The Research Imperative: Medical Library Association Policy and the Curricula of Schools of Library and Information Science (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Ten years after the Medical Library Association (MLA) adopted its first research policy, the 1995 Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice [1], MLA President Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, appointed a task force to research and publish a new official statement [2]. The resulting MLA research policy statement, The Research Imperative, was approved by the MLA Board of Directors in 2007 and “challenges MLA members to build a supportive culture that values and contributes to a research base that is recognized as an essential tool for future practice” [2]. It describes domains of research as well as basic, advanced, and specialized research skills sets.

The Research Imperative: Medical Library Association Policy and the Curricula of Schools of Library and Information Science (Brief Communications) (Report)



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