¡Presente!: Affirming Latinx voices within health sciences library scholarship





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.

Author Biography

Aidy Weeks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Aidy is Assistant Professor and the Interim Director at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently is the library liaison for the UNLV School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program and manages library resources for the Health Sciences Library. Aidy began her career in medical librarianship as a hospital librarian with Orlando Health and has 15 years of library experience in both public and medical libraries ranging from outreach, collections development, systems, and medical reference support. She is a member of the Medical Library Association, the Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group, and the Health Sciences Libraries in Nevada group.


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