This Outcome explores how library and
knowledge specialists implement evidence-based practice in the planning, design
and delivery of the activities, products and facilities (“the library and
knowledge service”) they provide.
1: Focuses on keeping up to date with
good practice discussing with the team and applying the learning to
on developing a systematic approach to reviewing and applying the evidence
Focuses on delivering an evidence-based LKS and routinely contribute
to the professional evidence base
Level 4: Focuses on developing a research culture across the library team and service
This Outcome explores the requirements
for suitable qualified library and knowledge specialists, with the relevant
skills mix, in optimum numbers to deliver an evolving service. This includes working in partnership with
colleagues from other library and knowledge services where appropriate.
1: A qualified Library and Knowledge Specialist
leads the service and manages staff.
Staff skills and capacity are considered in service planning and all
staff undertake CPD
Strengths and weaknesses relating to the skills and capacity of the LKS team
have been identified with steps taken to address any issues or resolve
temporary issues. Staff reflect on the
CPD that is undertaken.
skills and capacity of the LKS team are regularly reviewed against the strategy
and implementation plan and changes are planned in detail. Appropriate technologies are explored and
learning from CPD is used to improve services.
Level 4: LKS staff have the capacity and skills to deliver the required services and their roles are redesigned according to service need.