For the 2015 MLA meeting, HALS will be the lead on one session in 2015: Librarians, Evidence and Systematic Reviews: Limitless Possibilities
Librarians play a critical role in gathering, filtering, appraising and managing evidence to improve the delivery of health care, including health systems improvement and library effectiveness. Not only are librarians engaged in the development of clinical guidelines, they also play a pivotal role on the systematic review team as the expert searcher and information manager. In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released guidelines. Standard 3.1.1 states, “Work with a librarian or other information specialist trained in performing systematic reviews to plan search strategy,” and standard 3.1.3 states, “Use an independent librarian or other information specialist to peer review the search strategy.” These standards emphasize the value information professionals deliver. This session will focus on librarians as team contributors in all aspects of the systematic review process, with particular focus on how librarians navigated challenges throughout the process.
We are also co-sponsoring a History of the Health Sciences session on: Artifacts of Earlier Ages: Keeping the History of the Health Sciences Weird
We’ll post more information here as it becomes available. Hope to see you there at MLA 2015!