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LGBTQIA-R: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Medical Collection at a Public Metropolitan University
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  • Heidi Blackburn, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Omer Farooq, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Heidi Blackburn

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Information about the LGBTQIA population is difficult to collect because of the sensitive nature of the topic of sexual preference and gender identity. This paper examines our weeding project and collection development efforts to provide health care information for the LGBTQIA community at a Midwestern metropolitan university. The findings conclude that our collection was not providing sufficient, up-to-date health information for the personal and professional information needs of our patrons in the R-RZ Library of Congress range. The weeding process, strategies for working with department faculty, and the implications for an intersectional medical collection are discussed.


© 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (http://, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Heidi Blackburn and Omer Farooq. "LGBTQIA-R: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Medical Collection at a Public Metropolitan University" Collection Management (2019)
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