Systematic Reviews: An Introduction for Non-Health Sciences Librarians
Session Category : Preconference
Background: Academic librarians outside the health sciences are increasingly being asked to assist with systematic reviews, but few training opportunities exist.
Methods: Using critical pedagogy, active learning, case studies, and “train the trainer” techniques, we aim to familiarize attendees with the systematic review process and provide practical tools for attendees to use in their own teaching.
Results: At the end of this session, attendees will be able to: 1) define a systematic review and describe each stage in the process, 2) recognize and differentiate between review study types in order to appropriately suggest methodology to users, 3) critically evaluate systematic reviews in the context of academic and information privilege, 4) assess the range of opportunities for librarians in the systematic review process, and 5) design teaching strategies for systematic review instruction to library users.
Conclusions: This session will prepare attendees for the changing roles of librarians around systematic reviews.