DLS Webinar Wednesday: Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching

Unconscious, or implicit, bias in medical research and care has been well documented—black patients on average receive less pain medication; heart attacks are underdiagnosed in women; and anyone who isn't a white male is underrepresented in clinical trials. This bias has important consequences. Our experience as medical librarians led us to develop a workshop that addresses what we can do as librarians to mitigate the effects of bias in literature searches. While this program will focus on health sciences materials, we invite librarians from all subject specialties to join this workshop. We offer our experiences and research as a starting point for an interactive workshop, which explores tools that librarians can use to recognize and address unconscious bias ourselves, in scholarly research, and in the library systems we use to retrieve information.
Presented by Molly Higgins, MLIS (Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service) and Rachel Keiko Stark, MS, AHIP (California State University, Sacramento)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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