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Introduction:  This paper will present a study that explores the way in which librarians in Turkey use their knowledge and evidence upon which to base their decision making.

Method: One method is to carry out a questionnaire of literature on the subject. The other method is to use analytical data by interviewing library managers.

Analysis: The problem of the lack of recognition of the Evidence-Based Library Management (EBLM) concept in Turkey can result particularly in Library managers making uninformed decisions based on on-trend practices.

Results:. This study has found that managers and executives of Turkish libraries have inadequate knowledge of the EBLM concept. Library managers need to consider and plan for practical steps that could be taken to introduce the concept of evidence based practice in their decision-making process. 

Conclusion: Library managers will have to be able to learn to change from a culture of institution-based decision making to an evidence-based decision making process based on analytics and concrete results. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.285


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