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Survey on Business Librarian Involvement in Systematic Reviews

  • 1.  Survey on Business Librarian Involvement in Systematic Reviews

    Posted 04-02-2020 13:10
    **Apologies for cross-posting to other outlets**

    Dear Colleagues,

    Greetings and we hope that all of you are safe and healthy during these difficult times. COVID-19 has impacted all of us in various ways and we offer our sincerest best wishes to all of you and your family and friends.

    We are business librarians at the University of Calgary and Carnegie Mellon University and we kindly request your participation in this survey-based research project. The survey should take approximately 7-10 minutes to complete.

    You are eligible to participate in this study if you are an academic librarian with liaison responsibilities to a business-related program at any level. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate. In addition, if you reside in a country subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you cannot participate in this study.

    The purpose of this research project is to bench-mark the level of participation of academic business librarians in supporting or conducting knowledge synthesis reviews (such as systematic reviews or meta-analysis); and to determine modes of training, perceived barriers, challenges and benefits of participation in knowledge synthesis reviews in Business.

    Link to the survey:

    No personal identifying information will be collected in this study. Participation in this study is voluntary. No compensation is being offered for participation in this survey.

    If you have any questions about this research, please contact any of the investigators, Zahra Premji (email:, Ryan Splenda (email:, or Sarah Young (email:

    The survey will remain open for 6 weeks, and will close on Friday, May 15th.

    We appreciate your time and thank you in advance for completing our survey.


    Zahra Premji, Sarah Young and Ryan Splenda

    Ryan Splenda
    Business & Economics Librarian
    Carnegie Mellon University
    (740) 338-9678