What is a scoping review? How does it differ from other knowledge transfer approaches? Why would we employ it within a library context? How can a librarian actively lead or contribute to scoping reviews? Scoping reviews are an increasingly popular way of synthesizing research and identifying gaps in existing evidence, especially in the health field (Pham et al., 2014). Arksey and O’Malley (2005) highlight the importance of scoping reviews in address broad, complex research questions, or research questions that are exploratory in nature. Using the methodology of scoping reviews advanced by Levac, Colquhoun, and O’Brien (2010), this panel will discuss the process of identifying and conducting scoping reviews, how this methodology can aid our work in and beyond the LIS field, and how scoping reviews take into account the expertise of relevant stakeholders through the integration of their feedback. Scoping reviews offer a unique opportunity for librarians to approach research as equals in the process. Come learn what scoping reviews are, how to approach them, and how to have an active role in their development and publication during this exciting panel.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.