August 2022 Institute

Day 1: August 2

Time

(EDT)

Topic

Session Lead

11:00 AM Welcome, introductions and Q&A Megan
11:30 AM Exploring different review methodologies Sarah
12:00 PM Break
12:15 PM Reproducibility, transparent methods, and pre-registration Amy
12:45 PM Evidence synthesis steps and librarians as co-investigators Molly
1:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Systematic review guidelines/checklists/reporting standards Amy
2:30 PM Introduction to protocols and protocol registration Jim
3:00 PM Break

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3:15 Debrief with your discipline cohort

  • Introductions
  • What experience do you already have w/ systematic reviews? Have you ever registered a protocol? Have you ever worked on a PRISMA flow diagram or completed a PRISMA checklist?
  • Do you find that your users are confused about the various review types?
  • Disciplinary-wise, what protocol templates would be most useful for your scholars? What reporting guidelines are used in your discipline? What protocol registries exist?

Day 2: August 3

Time
(EDT)

Topic

Session Lead

11:00  AM Formulating a research question Nasra & Alison
11:30 AM Frameworks (e.g., PICO) and eligibility criteria Tandi
12:00 PM Break
12:15 PM The reference interview: how to have a conversation with a review team Panel:

Zahra, Jim, Amy

Moderator:

Megan

1:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 PM Selecting databases for evidence synthesis Sarah
2:15 PM Search strategies part 1:

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Group assignments: https://bit.ly/3v0ay7G

  • Mindfulness (Zahra)
  • Drones (Megan)
  • 360 degree Feedback (Amy)
  • Mycorrhizae (Matt & Jim)
  • Gymnastics (Scott)
  • Telehealth (Sarah)
Scott, Sarah, Matt
3:30 PM Debrief with discipline cohorts

  • What frameworks have you used?
  • If a researcher comes to you and says, I want to do a review on _____vague discipline-relevant topic____, what would you ask in the reference interview? How have these conversations gone for you previously? Have you had to redirect patrons to a different type of review?

Day 3: August 4

Time
(EDT)

Topic

Session Lead

11:00  AM Search strategies part 2 Scott, Sarah, Matt
1:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 PM Grey literature Erin
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Writing the methods section and PRISMA Flow Diagrams Zahra
3:30 PM Debrief with discipline cohorts

  • What databases do you use most frequently in your discipline?
  • How comfortable are you with using the advanced search features of the various platforms?
  • What are the major sources of grey lit in your field? How do you discover or access those items?
  • Facilitator demonstrates a past/current review topic and how they approached the search strategy
  • How do you plan to stay informed about evidence synthesis¬† literature searching in your discipline/s?

Day 4: August 5

Time
(EDT)

Topic

Session Lead

11:00 Breakout Session 1 (choose 1):

Room 1: Database access in resource-limited settings (Gracian)

Room 2: Creating a Search Hedge (Hannah)

Room 3: Living Systematic Reviews (Amy)

Room 4: Automation (i.e., using automation and machine learning methods in evidence synthesis) (Sarah)

Room 5: Supporting and mentoring teams through screening, project management (Zahra)

11:45 Break
12:00 Breakout Session 2 (choose 1):

Room 1: Database access in resource-limited settings (Gracian)

Room 2: Starting a service (Megan)

Room 3: Evidence Synthesis in Library Science (Amy)

Room 4: Performing an evidence synthesis search strategy and exporting a citation file live demo – Web of Science (Jim)

Room 5: Supporting and mentoring teams through screening, project management (Zahra)

12:45 Lunch break
2:00 Breakout Session 3 (choose 1):

Room 1: Performing an evidence synthesis search strategy and exporting a citation file live demo – Ovid PsycINFO (Scott)

Room 2: Adapting systematic-review methods for graduate students or researchers working solo (Matt)

Room 3: Starting a service (Megan)

Room 4: Automation (i.e., using automation and machine learning methods in evidence synthesis) (Sarah)

Room 5: Search filters and hedges: Finding and using validated search strings (Zahra)

2:45 Break
3:00 Q&A & Wrap Up

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