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Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews Recorded Webcast for Sites
Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews Recorded Webcast for Sites

What is a systematic review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving your skills. They will tackle these issues and discuss opportunities for librarians to be part of the team.

Program Agenda:

  • Part 1: Determining what is meant by a “systematic review” and what is really needed.
  • Part 2: Opportunity for Librarians to be Team Members
  • Part 3: The Systematic Review Toolbox

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webcast
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual in your confirmation email.
  • Cost:
    • Sites (for unlimited viewers at one location): $399 (nonmembers, $499)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


Mark Berendsen is a research librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. He has worn several hats since joining Galter in 2002, holding the titles of education librarian, electronic services librarian, and interim head of collection management. In his current role, Berendsen collaborates with faculty, students, and library staff to produce high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He provides training related to the systematic review process and develops best practices for performing searches, organizing workflows, and documenting processes. Berendsen also acts as trials search coordinator for the Cochrane Heart Group US Satellite, which launched at Feinberg School of Medicine in September, 2013. He is a coauthor on three published systematic reviews and four in-process reviews.


Sarah Jewell has been a reference librarian at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Library for the past six years. Since the fall of 2010, she has participated in ten systematic review teams as a coauthor (two have been published, others are in progress or are pending publication). As a reference librarian at MSK, she offers training in EndNote and on iPads, creates LibGuides on topics of interest, and serves as a clinical medical librarian to the Critical Care Department. Outside her MSK responsibilities, she teaches a course in medical informatics at Pratt Institute, serves as a co-newsletter editor of the New York-New Jersey Chapter of MLA newsletter, and is a coconvener of the Mobile Computing SIG at METRO Libraries.

Joey Nicholson is the population health librarian and coordinator for systematic review services at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. In his roles, he collaborates with researchers, students, and doctors in the Department of Population Health to conduct and complete systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He also helps mentor and guide the other librarians at NYU in offering systematic review support, including help negotiating with researchers, determination if projects will actually succeed, search strategy peer review, and small group instruction. Additionally, he co-teaches a semester-long course offered through the School of Medicine on systematic review and meta-analysis methods as part of a master's of science in clinical investigation.

Shandra Protzko, AHIP, is the director of Library and Knowledge Services at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. Beyond her managerial tasks, Protzko is committed to building partnerships between library staff and National Jewish Health research and clinical communities. She has a strong interest in practice guidelines projects to promote evidence-based practice and to advance publication and institutional recognition. Protzko received her master's of library science from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champagne, and is member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, MLA, and the Midwest Chapter of MLA.