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A blinkered profession

Reading about the early days of Evidence-Based Librarianship and came across this gem:

“A profession without reflective practitioners willing to learn about the advances in research in the field is a blinkered profession, one that is disconnected from best practice and best thinking, and one which, by default, often resorts to advocacy and position as a bid for survival.”

Todd, R.J. School librarian as teachers: learning outcomes and evidence-based practice. 68th IFLA Council and General Conference, August 18-24, 2002.