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Call for Applicants: Evidence Synthesis Institute for Librarians Supporting Topics Outside of the Health Sciences (Deadline Sun., Jan. 31)

(via Julia Kelly, University of Minnesota)

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 12, to apply for the Evidence Synthesis Institute for librarians. This will be an opportunity to enhance your database searching skills and learn about the possibilities for collaborating with researchers in conducting evidence syntheses across academic areas.

On March 22, 23, and 24 (Monday-Wednesday), the first of six Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Institutes will occur in a virtual environment. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, January 12, to Sunday, January 31.  More information is available at here. Please note that once the application period opens on January 12, the application e-form will be embedded on that webpage.

This institute will be fully funded by the IMLS and at no charge for accepted applicants. The Institute is aimed at library staff supporting evidence syntheses in topics outside of the health sciences and will cover

  • overview of systematic reviews and similar methodologies
  • guidelines and standards
  • search strategy development
  • software tools
  • quality assessment
  • systematic review services

Applicants should anticipate addressing the following questions in their application:

  • Why is this training relevant to your current work or career development?
  • How will you use specialized evidence synthesis skills in your job?
  • How do you anticipate sharing what you learn at this workshop with colleagues, researchers, and/or students?

Questions about the Evidence Synthesis Institute can be sent to sysreview@umn.edu. More information on the IMLS proposal and the partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University is available here.

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