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Health Sciences Librarians in the Field: Pioneers for LGBTQ+ Health

LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments

ISBN: 978-1-78756-474-9, eISBN: 978-1-78756-473-2

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 1 May 2019

Abstract

This chapter maps the landscape of health sciences librarian outreach to LGBTQ+ people. The authors develop this theme through case studies of health science librarians providing health information to the LGBTQ+ community and healthcare professionals. Following an overview of advocacy for LGBTQ+ health by the US National Network of Libraries of Medicine and professional information organizations, they conclude the chapter by discussing the “pioneering” nature of these projects and the common threads uniting them, and by identifying the next steps for continued successful outreach through the development of an evidence base and tailoring of outreach and resources to address other demographic aspects of the members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the following health science librarians for sharing their stories of outreach and advocacy: Lindsay Blake, Wayne Carter, Francisco Fajardo, Emily Glenn, David Keddle, Jacqueline Leskovec, Robin Parker, and Geetha Sridaran.

Citation

Stevens, G.A., Morris, M., Nguyen, T. and Vardell, E. (2019), "Health Sciences Librarians in the Field: Pioneers for LGBTQ+ Health", Mehra, B. (Ed.) LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 45), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 65-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-283020190000045015

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