Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Are you working (or hoping to work) on systematic reviews, scoping review, or other evidence syntheses that require a systematic search? Are you receiving appropriate credit for your work on these projects? How should you approach asking for credit for your work from the research team? Depending on your role on a given project, there are lots of different answers to these questions!

To hear answers to these questions, you might like to register this useful workshop “Authorship and Acknowledgement in Systematic Reviews & Evidence Syntheses organized by MDMLG Professional Development Committee on Nov 1, 12-1pm. 

During this session the instructor Whitney A. Townsend will lead the attendants to discuss standards for appropriate acknowledgement, how these standards apply to librarian work on systematic and related reviews, and how to discuss the nuances with the project team. Attendants will also share "sticky situations" and possible solutions! The takeaways would be useful to our future work.  

Instructor Bio:

Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS is an Informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an instructor for the University of Michigan systematic review workshop, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was a panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews” and led the development and publication of a set of competencies for librarians involved in systematic reviews that was awarded the 2018 MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize.

We hope the see you there!


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