Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Systematic Review Services Librarian is responsible for providing systematic review services for the College of Health and Human Services (Nursing, OT, PT, PA, Education) and the College of Medicine (DO, MHS). This faculty position will help researchers and students navigate systematic reviews from protocol to publication and conduct systematic review searches.
Working with a small team of librarians at Touro University Nevada, the Systematic Review Services Librarian supports research initiatives, promotes evidence-based practice in health sciences research, and collaborates with faculty, preceptors, residents, and students to support activities leading to the creation of high-quality evidence syntheses and published research.
The Systematic Review Services Librarian is responsible for providing systematic review services including research support from protocol to publication for the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Medicine. Reporting to the Library Director, this is a faculty position with a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
1. Provides systematic review services.
1.1. Assists researchers and students with navigating systematic reviews from protocol to publication.
1.2. Develops and conducts advanced level search strategies for systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis.
1.3. Assists with use of citation management software such as EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley.
1.4. Develops online information literacy tutorials in support of research strategies and evidence-based practice.
2. Provides in-depth reference and instruction services.
2.1. Conducts in-depth reference services in support of CHHS and COM to faculty, staff, students, residents, and preceptors.
2.2. Provides instruction on effective searching and evaluation of results for biomedical databases, evidence-based practice resources, and point-of-care tools. Provides instruction on such topics as evidence-based medicine, online proprietary database searching, and systematic review procedures and protocols.
2.3. Trains students, faculty, staff, residents and preceptors on the standards and protocols for systematic reviews such as the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) or Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA).
2.4. Responds to reference queries submitted via email, phone, or chat in a timely manner, with in-person reference services expected to resume in July 2021.
3. Processes interlibrary loan (ILL) requests.
3.1. Tracks borrowing and lending requests.
3.2. Processes interlibrary loan/document delivery using OCLC, DOCLINE, and Clio.
3.3. Compiles ILL statistics.
4. Serves on faculty and university-wide committees.
5. Participates in faculty functions where faculty attendance is expected, such as White Coat Ceremony, Commencement, and new student orientation.
6. Other duties as required.
Skills & Abilities:
As we work to keep everyone safe and healthy, Touro will be requiring every student and employee to be fully vaccinated prior to coming on campus, starting June 1, 2021. Medical or religious expemtions can be requested through Human Resources or Student Health. A comprehensive policy regarding vaccinations will be distributed to the campus in the near future.