Spring 2022 Institute Archive

The Spring 2002 institute was held from March 22-25, 2022. The daily agendas with links to the slides are included on this page.

Day 1 Agenda for March 22, 2022

Time

Topic

11:00 Welcome and Introductions (Google Slides)

Q&A on intro video

Share survey to gather questions for day three recap

11:30 Exploring different review methodologies (Google Slides)
12:00 Break
12:15 Reproducibility, transparent methods, and pre-registration (Google Slides)
12:45 Evidence synthesis steps and librarians as co-investigators (Google Slides)
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Systematic review guidelines/checklists/reporting standards (Google Slides)
2:30 Introduction to protocols and protocol registration (Google Slides)

Protocols and registration (video)

3:00 Break – Please fill out this quick survey in preparation for tomorrow: https://forms.gle/GMjhewHwoAX3eVmk8
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 Agenda for March 23, 2022

Time
(EDT)
Topic
11:00 Formulating a research question (Google Slides)
11:30 Frameworks (e.g., PICO) and eligibility criteria (Google Slides)
12:00 Break
12:15 The reference interview: how to have a conversation with a review team
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Selecting databases for evidence synthesis (Google Slides)
2:15 Search strategies (Google Slides) part 1:

3:30 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?

Reminder of search draft homework.

Day 3 Agenda for March 24, 2022

Time

Topic

11:00 Search strategies part 2 (video)

Citation management for evidence synthesis(video)

Article screening tools and processes (video)

1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Grey literature (Google Slides)
2:45 Break
3:00 Writing the methods section and PRISMA Flow Diagrams (Google Slides)
3:30 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 Agenda for March 25, 2022

Time

Topic

11:00 Breakout Session 1 (choose 1):

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

Room 2: Starting a service (Megan)

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: Living Systematic Reviews (Amy)

Room 4: Performing an evidence synthesis search strategy and exporting a citation file live demo (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: Peer review of search strategies (PRESS etc.) (Scott)

Room 2: Evidence Synthesis in Library Science (Amy)

Room 3: Performing an evidence synthesis search strategy and exporting a citation file live demo (Jim)

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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