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dc.contributor.author Higgins, Molly
dc.contributor.author Stark, Rachel Keiko
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-18T21:28:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-18T21:28:47Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8389-4759-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/217484
dc.description.abstract In the past few years, medical and allied health schools have developed curricula to address implicit bias and provide better care for patients. Libraries, too, have created material to address personal biases. We expand upon both of these bodies of literature by considering the impact of implicit bias on finding and accessing the scientific literature. Health sciences librarians play a crucial role in ensuring access to the health sciences literature and as such, teaching librarians to recognize and address implicit bias in reference interviews and literature searches holds the potential to improve health sciences education and ultimately patient care. In this chapter, we aim to provide a relatively comprehensive review of the growing body of literature on implicit bias within health sciences libraries; to briefly describe our workshop on identifying and addressing implicit bias within the reference interviews and searching; and to leave the reader with concrete strategies for addressing implicit bias within their own reference and research process. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Externally Sponsored Projects
dc.format.extent 14 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher ALA Editions en_US
dc.relation.uri https://www.alastore.ala.org/DEIaction en_US
dc.subject Implicit bias en_US
dc.subject Unconscious bias en_US
dc.subject DEI en_US
dc.subject Health sciences research en_US
dc.title Mitigating implicit bias in reference service and literature searching en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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