Lessons learnt from developing support services for systematic and scoping reviews in a regional university library

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Erin Roga
Dr Karen Pruis


At Federation University Australia, the number of queries received by the library about conducting scoping and systematic reviews from academics and Higher Degree by Research students has increased. In response, Liaison Librarians developed an online subject guide and ran a series of webinars. The webinars were then adapted to a series of longer workshops with more hands-on activities. Currently, an online open textbook with interactive elements is being written to allow people to work through content at their own pace. A further series of activity based digital workshops in an online flipped classroom model is being planned, along with other initiatives such as a Community of Practice. To be successful, this project required librarians to develop their own digital skills and knowledge, as well as the participants’. The digital content and workshops have increased equity for participants as they can access it no matter their location or other commitments. Cross-campus collaboration has increased and the library is continuing to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of academics and students.

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