Ripple Effect: The Evidence Synthesis Institute Inspires Programmatic Outreach to Library Administrators, Pre-Professional Librarians, Faculty, and Students Across Discipline

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation


The Evidence Synthesis Institute (ESI) has had a far-reaching ripple effect across Syracuse University (SU). Prior to the ESI, evidence synthesis research support happened in an ad hoc manner by liaison librarians who also happened to be members of the Research Impact Team (RIT) at SU Libraries. The RIT is comprised of four science and social science liaison librarians offering advanced research services such as bibliometrics and other research reputation strategies. ESI inspired a more cohesive, team-based programmatic approach to evidence synthesis support for audiences like library administration, faculty and graduate students across disciplines, and, more uniquely, in the Library and Information Science (LIS) program. Outreach has included presentations to library administration introducing what evidence synthesis is, its growth on campus and advocating for tools and resources; webinars for LIS students about Evidence Synthesis Librarianship; advanced research strategies in course instruction; and the development of a University-wide community of practice.
PeriodApr 16 2024
Event titleEvidence Synthesis Institute Conference
Event typeConference
LocationMinneapolis, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational