An Exploration of Business Librarian Participation in Knowledge Synthesis Reviews
journal contributionposted on 04.03.2022, 16:11 authored by Ryan SplendaRyan Splenda, Sarah YoungSarah Young, Zahra Premji
Systematic reviews and other forms of knowledge synthesis are increasingly common in the social sciences, including in business and management research. We surveyed academic business librarians to determine the extent of their involvement, in any capacity, in knowledge synthesis. Of 71 eligible responses, 30 percent were involved in supporting knowledge synthesis, while others expressed an awareness of and interest in knowledge synthesis methods and have participated in training opportunities to support these types of projects in the future. While still nascent, knowledge synthesis support by business librarians presents potential as a new service area providing opportunities for deep engagement with faculty research.