Professional Development: Systematic Review Workshop, Beardsley
Award allows librarian to attend Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians, April 2014 in Pittsburgh. Awardee statement: ?This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian?s role in the systematic review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search.?Bastyr University is on the frontline of integrative, complementary and alternative medicine. Due to long-standing funding issues and other challenges, research in the CAM fields lags behind that of conventional medicine. The current emphasis on patient-oriented outcomes, in tandem with new approaches to studying CAM, are refocusing attention on the need for high quality pragmatic trials and, especially, systematic reviews. Librarians working collaboratively with researchers and clinicians on systematic reviews will nourish the next wave of research relating to natural medicine, especially and specifically at Bastyr University. The stated goal for this course is to prepare one ?to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.? My objectives for employing the course content are to become a worthy collaborator in the development of new systematic reviews and also expand my professional knowledge, by learning more about the comprehensive literature search process.