Health sciences librarians have been involved with systematic reviews since this publication type was first introduced in the 1990s. A recent article published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association JMLA identifies 18 roles where librarians can be involved in the systematic review process. Additionally, this article acknowledges that library and information professionals play an integral role in systematic review support beyond the traditional expert searching role at their institutions. While the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association GHSLA has provided a range of continuing education offerings to its members, we have not offered a course on information services or information management since 2014. The Medical Library Association MLA identifies 6 key professional competencies, among them are information services and information management, both of which are addressed within systematic review training and service implementation. Providing a face-to-face systematic review workshop at our quarterly meeting will expand our members professional knowledge and promote member engagement with research and data for those supporting faculty, clinicians, students, and 133s conducting systematic reviews. Accordingly, the skills health sciences librarians gain at this workshop can be applied at their respected institutions, allowing them to train other health information professionals across the state of Georgia in the steps required to conduct effective systematic reviews.
Northeast Georgia Health System