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GHSLA Nov. 9th Meeting and Systematic Review Workshop Registration Open

Click here to register for the November meeting

The Fall 2018 GHSLA meeting will be held at Mercer University School of Medicine on Friday, November 9th in Macon, GA. The meeting will feature a 6-hour Systematic Review Workshop and is free to all GHSLA members. Those who aren’t current members can join GHSLA online for $20.

Meeting Schedule:

Mingle and Coffee—————————————- 9:00am – 9:30am
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part I———– 9:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch Dine Arounds———————————– 12:30pm – 1:45pm
GHSLA Business Meeting—————————— 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part II———- 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Parking:

Attendees may park in the Mercer University School of Medicine lot located directly adjacent to the School of Medicine (#34). Click here for a campus map. Preferred parking locations are highlighted in yellow. Please display the linked parking pass on your vehicle dashboard to ensure your car is not ticketed.

Directions to Campus and Parking Lots

From I-75, take Exit 163 (Mercer University Drive) toward campus. To get to the School of Medicine parking lot, take a left onto College Street. At the 4-way stop on Prince Street, take a right. At the next stop sign you will be at the School of Medicine lot. If there is no parking available in the School of Medicine lot, overflow parking is available in the Engineering Lots (#37 & #38).

Pieces of the Systematic Review Workshop Details:

Thanks to a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)’s Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) Region, we are happy to be able to host instructor Margaret Foster, AHIP. Margaret is the associate professor at Texas A&M University–College Station and serves as the systematic reviews coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library.

Full Course Description

It is estimated that at least 25 health-related systematic reviews are published daily and with the requirement from several standards to have a librarian collaborate on the search process, medical librarians are invited more than ever before to join in these endeavors. This course will detail the processes librarians are most likely to be involved in- determining the feasibility of a research question for the systematic review method and designing, documenting, evaluating, and reporting a search. In addition, participants will discuss authorship issues, software selection, registering protocols as well as potential roles of librarians in other parts of the process- selecting, appraising, and coding articles.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

• differentiate between narrative, systematic, scoping, mapping, realist, and other review types
• list key organizations that provide standards, guides, protocols, and/or databases of systematic reviews
• determine if a research question is feasible for the systematic review method
• detail the steps involved in completing a systematic review
• list potential software to consider when collaborating on systematic reviews
• list the potential roles that librarians can collaborate on during each step of the review process
• explain how to design a systematic review search, including the selection of appropriate standards for developing the search
• describe how to document and write the search process
• critically analyze a systematic review search
• describe issues in the authorship of a systematic review and how to advocate for inclusion

Save the Date: November 9th – Fall GHSLA Meeting & Systematic Review Workshop

Save the Date! The Fall 2018 GHSLA meeting will be held at Mercer University School of Medicine on Friday, November 9th in Macon, GA. The meeting will feature a 6-hour Systematic Review Workshop and is free to all GHSLA members. Those who aren’t current members can join GHSLA online for $20. Full meeting details and registration will open in October.

Tentative Meeting Schedule:

Mingle and Coffee—————————————- 9:00am – 9:30am
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part I———– 9:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch Dine Arounds———————————– 12:30pm – 1:45pm
GHSLA Business Meeting—————————— 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part II———- 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Pieces of the Systematic Review Workshop Details

Thanks to a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)’s Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) Region, we are happy to be able to host instructor Margaret Foster, AHIP. Margaret is the associate professor at Texas A&M University–College Station and serves as the systematic reviews coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library.

Full Course Description

It is estimated that at least 25 health-related systematic reviews are published daily and with the requirement from several standards to have a librarian collaborate on the search process, medical librarians are invited more than ever before to join in these endeavors. This course will detail the processes librarians are most likely to be involved in- determining the feasibility of a research question for the systematic review method and designing, documenting, evaluating, and reporting a search. In addition, participants will discuss authorship issues, software selection, registering protocols as well as potential roles of librarians in other parts of the process- selecting, appraising, and coding articles.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

• differentiate between narrative, systematic, scoping, mapping, realist, and other review types
• list key organizations that provide standards, guides, protocols, and/or databases of systematic reviews
• determine if a research question is feasible for the systematic review method
• detail the steps involved in completing a systematic review
• list potential software to consider when collaborating on systematic reviews
• list the potential roles that librarians can collaborate on during each step of the review process
• explain how to design a systematic review search, including the selection of appropriate standards for developing the search
• describe how to document and write the search process
• critically analyze a systematic review search
• describe issues in the authorship of a systematic review and how to advocate for inclusion

GHSLA Virtual Summer Meeting & Fall Meeting Save the Date

The Georgia Health Sciences Library Association Summer meeting will be a virtual journal club held on Monday August 27th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. We will be discussing the research methods and practical implications of the two articles shared below. Both articles have been selected as part of the MLA Independent Reading Program and participants are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE contact hour for each article.

Connection details for the Zoom conference will be shared in the coming weeks. Members are invited to contact Kim Powell if interested in heading the discussion for either article.


Fall Meeting Save the Date: the GHSLA Fall Meeting will be held Friday, November 9th at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA

MLA Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships – Due December 1, 2017

MLA offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.  Advanced education, professional development, travel grants, research awards and others are funded annually, with a due date of December 1, 2017.

Click here to read about the many opportunities available.

Registration Open for 2017 GHSLA / AHSLC Joint Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 joint meeting with GHSLA and AHSLC being held Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2017 at the Graduate Athens conference center and hotel.

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Creating Alliances / Strengthening Resources.”  We will have two days of activities, including round table conversations, two half-day CEs, business meetings for GHSLA and AHSLC and discussion about merging our organizations.

Click here to be taken to the full meeting page.