Marilia Antúnez has been funded through our office to attend The Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians , a 2.5-day hands-on, in person workshop scheduled from July 17 to July 19, 2017 held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The aim is to prepare health sciences librarians “to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.”
With the increased use and development of systematic reviews, Marilia feels a great sense of urgency in acquiring systematic review skills and knowledge, which lies at the core of health sciences librarianship. In her role as Life and Allied Health Sciences Librarian, she is the primary contact for the University of Akron Libraries’ efforts when it comes to providing medical research and reference public services.
Marilia’s overall goals involve augmenting her knowledge of the systematic review process and furthering her understanding of the role it can play in improving the tailored services she provide to students, faculty, researchers, as well as health professionals and the general public.