Available Until 12/31/2024

From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Are you getting more systematic review requests than you can handle?

Are your hours of search time translating into published systematic reviews. . . or into projects that disappear in the void?

Are you planning to start a systematic review service and want to plan for success?

An Informationist, a Project Manager, and a Methodologist/Clinician very experienced with systematic reviews share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn

This course is an approved elective for Level I of the Systematic Review Services Specialization.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Screen for promising systematic review ideas and for teams who will see a review to completion.
  • Identify and use tools and strategies to keep systematic reviews on track.
  • Identify the characteristics of a successful systematic review team.
  • Advise review teams on efficiently delegating roles and responsibilities.


Health Sciences Librarians at academic and research institutions and hospitals with knowledge of systematic reviews.

Whitney A. Townsend


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.

Jason D. MannJason D. Mann, MSA is a Senior Research Associate within the Department of Internal Medicine who has been the Project Manager for the Patient Safety Enhancement Programs, Systematic Reviews.  In his four years with the group he has been involved in publishing eight systematic reviews. He is currently overseeing six ongoing systematic reviews and specializes in reviewing the efficacy and operationalization of selected review topics.

RJ SchildhouseRJ Schildhouse, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Hospital Medicine, and the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He has completed two systematic reviews as primary author (with more in progress) while balancing a full clinical and administrative workload.


Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


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