¡Presente!: Affirming Latinx voices within health sciences library scholarship
Keywords:Latinx, Hispanic, Chicanx, BIPOC, medical librarians, health sciences librarians, library workers, information professions, representation, scholarly pipeline
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.
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