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Call for Participation: Study on Supporting LGBTQ+ Information Literacy in the Health Sciences

(via Laura Murray, University of South Florida)

You are invited to participate in a research study concerning your experiences supporting LGBTQ+ information literacy among health science students, residents, fellows, or faculty. The purpose of this study is to answer the following questions.

  • What do health science librarians at non-academic and academic institutions serving health science/medical education programs do to support LGBTQ+ patient care?
  • What LGBTQ+ educational activities (creating curricula, workshops, etc.) do health science librarians create or teach students, residents, fellows, or faculty?
  • How does the health science librarian support LGBTQ+ students, residents, fellows, and faculty?

Eligibility: You are a health science librarian at either an academic institution (e.g., university, college), or a non-academic institution (e.g., community health center, hospital) serving health science students, residents, fellows, or faculty (clinical or non-clinical). Participants do not need an American Library Association-accredited degree to complete this survey.

The survey is completely voluntary and should take 3-5 minutes to complete. You will not be compensated for your participation. There are no benefits to completing this survey other than research contributions.

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, e-mail Laura A. Murray at lauraamurray@usf.edu. If you have questions about your rights, complaints, or issues as a person taking part in this study, call the USF IRB at (813) 974-5638 or contact the IRB by e-mail at RSCH-IRB@usf.edu. The survey is classified as IRB Study #003678, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health Libraries.

If you are willing to complete the survey, please click here.

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