EBSS Current Topics Discussions

EBSS Current Topics Discussions are organized by the EBSS Members-at-Large.

2016-2017 Members-at-Large: Yu-Hui Chen and Jill Morningstar.

Current Topics Discussion: Systematic Reviews, May 10th, 2017

Recording. Slides: part one and part two

Please join us on Wednesday, May 10 at 1:00 PM Central Time (11:00 AM Pacific Time and 2:00 PM EST) to discuss Systematic Reviews.  Our speakers will be Ms. Whitney Townsend and Mr. Mark MacEachern at the University of Michigan (UM) Taubman Health Sciences Library.

  • Mark MacEachern is an Informationist at the University of Michigan (UM) Taubman Health Sciences Library. As an informationist, Mark works closely with health students and professionals on education and research projects. Mark teaches systematic review methods and evidence-based practice skills as part of curricula in several of the UM health sciences schools. He has extensive experience consulting on systematic review projects, and leads the Taubman Library's flipped continuing education course Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians. Mark received his MLIS from the University of Western Ontario in 2007.
  • Whitney A. Townsend is an Informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. She has been a member of numerous systematic review teams; teaches a session on systematic review appraisal for third-year medical students; instructs on systematic review searching and information management for residents, fellows, and faculty; and is an instructor for a systematic review workshop Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians, funded by the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  Whitney received her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2004.
  • Description:
    Increasingly, librarians in all subject areas are being called on the work on systematic review projects.  Though many of us are new to systematic reviews ourselves, we’re often put in the role of advising team on appropriate methodology, beginning with the research question and the search strategy. This webinar will provide an overview of systematic reviews and why they are important. The speakers will describe systematic review methodology, question types, protocols, data management, reporting guidelines, and discuss the roles librarians tend to take in these types of projects.

Recordings are available for selected past Current Topics Discussions: