As the saying goes, all good things come to an end! After nearly 10 years, librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) have decided to retire the popular Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. This intensive workshop has been offered three times/year since November 2009, growing out of an internal working group to address the growing number of requests from Pitt faculty for systematic reviews. Since then, the workshop has provided instruction to more than 700 participants from across the country and Canada. The upcoming July 15-17 workshop will be the final session. There are a few remaining slots available for this course.
Instructors who contributed to this course over the years include Charles Wessel, Mary Lou Klem, Melissa Ratajeski, Linda Hartman, Barbara Folb, Rose Turner, Andrea Ketchum, and Ahlam Saleh (now at University of Arizona Health Sciences Library). Their expertise not only guided the development of the library’s systematic review service, producing over 116 publications in peer-reviewed journals co-authored by HSLS librarians, but also contributed to similar success from workshop participants!