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Free Online Presentation: Librarian Support for Evidence Synthesis Outside the Health Sciences

  • 1.  Free Online Presentation: Librarian Support for Evidence Synthesis Outside the Health Sciences

    Posted May 13, 2024 04:01 PM

    FREE Online Presentation: Librarian Support for Evidence Synthesis Outside the Health Sciences 

    Presented by Megan Kocher & Amy Riegelman, University of Minnesota

    Monday, June 3, 2024, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT
    Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nIebCvIOQBKN31wKXOduCA
    Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee

    Evidence synthesis methods such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses are used heavily to support evidence-based medicine, but are rapidly growing in their use in other disciplines (e.g. social sciences, agriculture, engineering, and business) to support decision making and policy. Because these methods rely on comprehensive, reproducible search strategies, librarian involvement is recommended. In this session, we will talk about the University of Minnesota's evidence synthesis service in which we work with researchers from a wide range of disciplines to produce high quality evidence syntheses. We will talk about how to scale evidence synthesis services for a variety of populations/institution sizes, challenges we have faced, and resources to get started and join a supportive community of colleagues doing this work.

    Presenter Bios:

    Megan Kocher is a Science & Evidence Synthesis Librarian at the University of Minnesota where she co-chairs the evidence synthesis service for disciplines outside the health sciences and is a liaison to the Departments of Food Science and Nutrition; Soil, Water, and Climate; and Applied Economics. Megan is co-PI on the IMLS grant that was used to found the Evidence Synthesis Institute, a project to train and build community among librarians supporting evidence syntheses across a wide range of disciplines. 

    Amy Riegelman is a Social Sciences & Evidence Synthesis Librarian at the University of Minnesota where she co-chairs an evidence synthesis service. She is co-PI on an IMLS funded grant to train librarians on evidence synthesis skills. She is the information specialist for Campbell Collaboration's Disability Coordinating Group and serves as an associate editor of Research Synthesis Methods. 

    This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Monday, June 3, 2024, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST via Zoom. Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nIebCvIOQBKN31wKXOduCA

    If you can't make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you'll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

    Please direct questions and concerns to Colleen Quinn (colleen.quinn@umgc.edu) and Anna Sandelli (asandell@utk.edu), Co-Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee's past programs is available on the ULS website.


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    Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian
    University of Rhode Island
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