The Health Association Libraries Section is the primary sponsor of a program titled The Role of the Librarian in the Systematic Review Process, which will have five contributed papers. This is the description:

“Clinicians and researchers are increasingly working on systematic reviews, comparative effectiveness research, and practice guidelines. Librarians can become valuable team members on these projects by conducting comprehensive literature searches, delivering citations, writing the methods section of the published paper, or acting as consultants. Contributed papers for this session will cover topics relevant to librarian involvement with this process, including involving the library in the process, overviews of the librarian’s role, and specific tips to assist librarians in conducting searches to support systematic reviews.” (Check the online program planner  for date and time)

We’re also cosponsoring two sessions, one with the Dental Section as primary sponsor titled “Fifth Annual Lecture on the Evidence Base, Sponsored by STAT!Ref: Rethinking the Librarian’s Role in EHRs, PHRs, and EMRs: A Place at the Table.” This session will provide an overview of the librarian’s role and experiences in the development and application of EMR systems including computerized provider order entry, alerting and decision making tools, and more. (Sunday, May 15, 4:30-6pm)

The other session is with the Public Health/Health Administration Section – “Health Policy Changes and the Role of Libraries and Librarians in Response.” This session will feature speakers from NLM, NIH, and NNLM who will focus on public and health policy mandates and how librarians can help their clinicians or faculty meet those goals. (Tuesday May 17, 3-4:30pm.)

Submitted by the Health Association Libraries Section