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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

GHSLA 2018 Meeting Agenda

Our GHSLA meeting will begin at 1PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (connected to the MLA Hyatt Regency by bridge).  You do not have to be attending MLA to attend the GHSLA meeting.

Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM           Welcome and sponsor announcement (Elsevier/Clinical Key)
1:30 PM           Miriam Libbey Speaker, Jonathan Eldredge, MLS, PhD, AHIP
2:30 PM           Snack break and networking
3:00 PM           Member highlights and business meeting
4:00 PM           Meeting wrap up
5:00 PM           MLA Welcome Reception and Hall of Exhibits, Hyatt Regency

If you haven’t already, please confirm that you will be attending by registering at this link, for $25.  (We realize many of our local colleagues are participating in MLA events or part of the local organizing committees and are unable to attend.)

Parking is available downtown at city parking garages, such as the AAA Parking Garage at 31 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Registration is Open for 2018 GHSLA State Conference

The GHSLA state conference will be held Saturday May 19th, 2018 from 1-5pm at the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Attendee registration will be $25.

This year’s meeting will include Miriam Libbey speaker, Dr. Jonathan Eldredge (more details to follow), an annual business meeting, and networking opportunities with Georgia health sciences librarians.

To encourage the participation and networking opportunities of our members, this meeting is being held in advance of the 2018 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting which begins Saturday May 19th at 5pm with a Welcome Reception & Opening of the Hall of Exhibits at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  The Hyatt Regency is a short walk via connecting sky bridge from the Marriott Marquis.

Click here to be taken to meeting registration page

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