Systematic Review Services Specialization (SRSS)

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Working as a member of a systematic review team and advising systematic review teams are prized opportunities for health information professionals. Acquiring the skills of the Level I SRSS certificate will enable you to play a central role in systematic review projects as a co-investigator with advanced literature searching skills and knowledge of the systematic review process.

If you are pursusing your Level I SRSS or want guidance on the order in which to take SR courses, we recommend that you first take core/required courses in these phases, which take you from fundamental to more focused courses, and then take electives/courses of interest.

Phase 1

  • Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development
  • Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence 
  • What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S

Phase 2

  • Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition 
  • Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams 
  • Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency 

Phase 3

  • Citation Management for Systematic Reviews
  • Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools

Learn more about this specialization and what it can do for you.



The SRSS Pathway: Special Offer Ends December 31, 2022

To make it more affordable to earn your Level I SRSS Certificate, through December 31, 2022, MLA offers the SRSS Level I Learning Pathway: all Level I SRSS required courses and all Level I SRSS MLA on-demand and webinar electives at a discount of over 30% of the total cost of the courses needed to earn the specialization and 50% of the total of all the courses included in the Pathway (and we waive the application fee). You will have through December 31, 2023 complete the courses. Electives created through September 2023 will be added to the package as they are created.

Scheduled and On-Demand Systematic Review Services Courses

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Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence (Recording)

Learn how you can play an important role in the systematic review process.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians*

The Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians workshop helps librarians establish their systematic review expertise through a mix of instruction, exercises, and discussion. The course covers best practices and tips for handling challenging situations that may arise.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency (Recording)

Struggling with the ever complicated systematic review searches, or want to start doing them? This webinar will give you guidance on how to create high quality searches in a faster way.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools (Recording)

Join a panel of experts for an overview of selected systematic review tools, and add valuable skills to your “librarian tool belt”!
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question, the first of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search, the second of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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Using EndNote for Librarian-Mediated Systematic Review Searches (Recording)

Learn from one of MLA’s most popular instructors how to use one of most popular citation management tools for systematic reviews.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S (Recording)

Knowing what, where, and how to report details of a literature search for a systematic review is a challenge. In this session, we'll introduce the new PRISMA-S reporting guideline, which helps you describe your methods and results transparently.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Which Review is Right for You? Matching Questions to Review Type and Teaching the Process to Others*

Consulting on systematic reviews and other research syntheses can rewarding and challenging. This blended course will help when clients present with little understanding of the range of review types and with the need to appropriately frame the research question and select the best review type.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design