The Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians is a 2.5-day hands-on, in person workshop scheduled from July 17 to July 19, 2017 held at the University of Pittsburgh's Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The aim is to prepare health sciences librarians 'to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.' Activities include a mixture of group discussion, interactive lectures, and hands-on exercises. Prior training or experience in systematic reviews is not required. Overall, the workshop focuses on four topics: 1 Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic reviews 2 The reference interview and communication issues 3 Approaches to comprehensive literature searching and 4 Project organization. The workshop provides 20 MLA Continuing Education Credits.
The University of Akron