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University Libraries Section (ULS): About Our Discussion Groups


The Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group offers a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discuss any of the following as a community:

  • Research-based decision-making in professional practice
  • Practical decisions that have been based on research studies
  • How to establish evidence-based practices based on a very thorough search of the literature and a very thorough selection and analysis of the retrieved literature


The Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group usually has four members. See current discussion group roster.

ALA Connect

The Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group on ALA Connect: Post and find agendas, minutes, and committee happenings.

Please note that you will need to sign in to ALA Connect using your regular ALA web site username and password to access ACRL ULS committee content.


Plan agendas for discussion group meetings at ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences by determining topic and format. Agendas for previous conference meetings have included a call sent out on relevant e-mail distribution lists for proposals to present a topic and lead a discussion, optionally followed by a convener-led group discussion.

Upcoming and Past Programs or Discussions

A current list of upcoming and past programs can be found on the ULS website.

Request form for promoting activities

The committees use this online form to gather requests for promotion of committee and discussion group activities.