The ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Research Committee would like to invite you to the 2022 EBSS Virtual Research Forum, which will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific / 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Mountain / 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Central / 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern. The Research Forum promotes education, behavioral and social sciences librarianship research and offers librarians an opportunity to share their work via a lightning talk format and receive questions and feedback from the ACRL community.
We hope you will join us! The recording will also be posted to the EBSS listserv if you’re unable to attend.
“Collaborative Systematic Review Services: High Touch Partnerships for Evidence Synthesis in the Behavioral Sciences” – Jade G. Winn, University of Southern California, LIPA Library, and Sara Semborski, University of Southern California, Dworak- Peck School of Social Work: The authors will discuss one of the first Systematic Reviews that came from expanding their medical school’s systematic review services to their main campus as well as adapting their procedures to facilitate evidence synthesis in the social sciences at the University of Southern California. This lightning talk will disseminate a successful model for library/departmental teams doing evidence synthesis work.
“Understanding the Online Librarianship Role of EBSS Members in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Karen N. Reed, Middle Tennessee State University, Brittany Kester, University of Florida, and Lindley Homol, Northeastern University: Beginning in March 2020, the authors noticed pronounced differences to their workload in terms of a greater emphasis on online librarianship tasks. To investigate, this research began with a literature review to understand the challenges of online librarianship during the pandemic, both domestically and internationally. Then, a mixed methods study incorporating quantitative, a survey of online librarianship duties and perceptions both before and after March 2020, and qualitative data sources was developed to understand the post-lockdown work environment of EBSS members. This lightning talk will share the findings of the study, with some implications including lessons learned from less economically developed nations profiled in the literature review.