Developing the role for information professionals & libraries in Systematic Reviews (Hosted online by Lancaster University)

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About this event

Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Format: Online via Teams

We have four presenters who are sharing their very different experiences of supporting systematic reviews in the first half of the event, with the second half giving everyone the opportunity to discuss and share your systematic review support models, initiatives, and future developments. 

These are the speakers:

Systematic Review Support Model at Lancaster University 

John will talk about the initial challenges met in increasing support for students and researchers at Lancaster. This will include various librarian-led methods used to manage demand, introduce new researchers to systematic review methodologies and embed best practice for the future, including a systematic review 'pathway', booking systems, teams channels and regular program events.
John Barbrook - Faculty Libarian, Lancaster University

No stone unturned – using Document Delivery services to support Group Research 

In the past we have relied on users honestly confirming that an ILL request was for sole use. We were aware that requests for groups of researchers had no equivalent process and were keen to provide this for staff and students working collaboratively.  A new workflow, encouraging group researchers to contact us directly, has enabled us to provide a bespoke service.  We use the British Library copyright cleared service to ensure the documents provided are permitted for group use.  These are then made available to all our staff and students.  We have run the service as a pilot this year.  This session will cover setting up the service, workflow, collecting data, and will draw some conclusions on how it has gone.   
Juliet Ibbotson - Senior Information Officer Library Resource Management Team, University of Central Lancashire 

Supporting the reluctant systematic reviewer 

As the Covid-19 pandemic has made in-person research more difficult, my institution has seen an increased demand for support with systematic reviews (SRs) from students who would not usually undertake them, including undergraduate dissertation students as well as postgraduate researchers. This presents several challenges including supporting students who may not have chosen to do an SR, the disparity in student searching skills, and the perception that an SR is an “easy option”.  This presentation will examine the causes of the recent rise in systematic reviews and the resulting difficulties for students, lecturers and librarians. I will also aim to highlight some bigger issues signposted by this trend and consider some next steps and possible solutions.  
Rachel Davies - Liaison Librarian, Leeds Trinity University 

Subject Librarians’ Systematic Review Support at UCLan 

Megan will detail the current offering of systematic review support to both students and research staff members at the University of Central Lancashire. Examples of training will be given, and anecdotal evidence shared. 
Megan Benson - Subject Librarian, University of Central Lancashire