Trainings / Workshops


Evidence Synthesis Training for African Librarians workshop

Date: 19 August 2024

From: 19 – 22 August 2024

Duration: 4 days

Cost: USD 75 / ZAR 1400

Closing Date: 29 March 2024

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Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), in partnership with Cornell University Mann Library, will be hosting an online evidence synthesis training for African librarians. The course will be offered in English and is open to librarians and information specialists from African countries:


The 4-day synchronous training will be delivered on Zoom from the 19th to the 22nd of August 2024. The training will run for 4.5 hours each day and will cover the following topics:


·        Overview of systematic reviews and similar methodologies,

·         guidelines and standards,

·         search strategy development,

·         software tools,

·         quality assessment, and

·         systematic review services.




To qualify for this training, you must hold a minimum of a first degree in Library and Information Science or a related discipline and have a professional role as an information specialist or librarian for a minimum of 2 years.




Complete the application form using the link below to express interest in attending the course. Further details about the course will be provided to registered participants ONLY. The applications will close on Friday the 29th of March 2024.

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Please note the program will only accommodate a limited number of participants.


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