International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

The Delphi technique for library research

Ravonne Green
1177 Lakeshore Circle Gainesville, GA 30501, USA.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 June 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013



The Delphi technique has been useful in educational settings in forming guidelines, standards, and in predicting trends.  Scholars recommend many uses for the Delphi Technique in higher education. The Delphi Technique has not traditionally been applied in library settings. However, this technique could have the same uses and benefits in library settings as have been reported in other settings. The thorough Delphi researcher in an academic library setting seeks to reconcile the Delphi consensus with current literature, institutional research, and the campus environment. This triangle forms a sound base for responsible research practice.


Key words: Educational settings, higher educational, library settings