Systematic Review Workshop
Colleagues - All good things come to an end….After nearly 10 years, librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System(HSLS) have decided to retire the popular Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. This intensive workshop has been offered three times/year since November 2009, growing out of an internal working group to address the growing number of requests from Pitt faculty for systematic reviews. Since then, the workshop has provided instruction to more than 700 participants from across the country and Canada. The upcoming July 15-17 workshop will be our final session.
I would like to recognize the instructors who contributed to this course over the years: Charles Wessel, Mary Lou Klem, Melissa Ratajeski, Linda Hartman, Barbara Folb, Rose Turner, Andrea Ketchum, and Ahlam Saleh (now at University of Arizona Health Sciences Library). Their expertise has not only guided the development of our library’s systematic review service, producing over 116 publications in peer-reviewed journals co-authored by HSLS librarians , but has also contributed to similar success from workshop participants.
Barbara A. Epstein, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Director, Health Sciences Library System / University of Pittsburgh
Director, Middle Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine