Introduction to the Piecing Together Systematic Reviews Series
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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This special edition of Health Bytes with Region 3 will serve as an introduction to the 5-part Piecing Together Systematic Reviews Series. 

The remaining sessions in the series (dates listed below) will cover the review cycle framework, PIECCESS, as described in the book by Foster and Jewell (2022) Piecing Together Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses. Throughout the phases, the potential roles for librarians, health care professionals and others interested in the process of systematic review will be discussed as well as categories of client, such as those who read reviews as compared to those who conduct reviews.

There will be 5 sessions between June 26 and October 2024. Please register for each session individually.

June 26, 2024

July 24, 2024

August 28, 2024

September 25, 2024 (Registration coming soon)

October 23, 2024 (Registration coming soon)

Speaker Information

Margaret Foster, MS, MPH, is the Evidence Synthesis and Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Head of the Center for Systematic Reviews and Research Syntheses at the Medical Sciences Library, Texas A&M University. She is the co-author of the first book written on systematic reviews for librarians- Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians (2017) and recently Piecing Together Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses (2022). She received the Presidential Impact Award from Texas A&M University in 2018 and the Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award in 2024 from the Medical Library Association.

This presentation meets the NNLM goal to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information.

 This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the differences between narrative, scoping, mapping, umbrella, and systematic reviews.
  • Characterize different clients librarians may encounter around review methods
  • Describe the 8 phases of a review project following the PIECCESS Review cycle
  • Detail strategies for librarian involvement in each phase of the review

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): June 5, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: MLA
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 3.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Margie Sheppard
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown

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Register anyway and you'll receive the recording after the event.