Title

¡Presente!: Affirming Latinx Voices Within Health Sciences Library Scholarship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-22-2021

Publication Title

Journal of the Medical Library Association

Publisher

Medical Library Association; University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Publisher Location

Chicago, IL

Volume

109

Issue

4

First page number:

693

Last page number:

696

Abstract

Increasing diverse author representation within medical librarianship scholarship among BIPOC information professionals is an important endeavor that requires closer examination. This commentary looks to examine the ways in which the profession can support Latinx librarians and library workers in fully participating within the scholarly pipeline by exploring our unique and authentic voices, structural barriers, hesitation and fears, Whiteness in the profession and knowledge production, bias in the peer review process, lack of resources and support, and finally, a call to action.

Keywords

BIPOC; Chicanx; Health sciences librarians; Hispanic; Information professions; Latinx; Library workers; Medical librarians; Representation; Scholarly pipeline

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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