For Pride 2021 the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center is excited to announce a newly updated Research Guide for LGBTQIA+ Health Resources. This guide is intended to be used as a resource for researchers, students, and faculty to help them in providing care and conducting appropriate research with the LGBTQIA+ community. The guide has many resources but it also gives contextual information on the various communities represented with this term and regarding our terminology.
The LGBTQIA+ Health Resources Guide was created by Anna Cibils, Library Services Specialist and Nursing student and Kelleen Maluski, your Student Success & Engagement Librarian. Anna and Kelleen were excited and grateful to put together this guide with input from multiple stakeholders from UNM, UNM HSC, and the larger New Mexico community. Both Anna and Kelleen are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community as bisexual cis women and know how important it is to see representation that doesn't take a "one size fits all" approach to research for such a large community. If you have any thoughts, comments, or questions about the guide feel free to email Kelleen!
This Guide is part of a larger effort from the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center to offer contextual and thoughtful review of conducting research with marginalized and historically excluded communities. In addition to updating our Research Guides we have also formed the Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Committee made up of members from the faculty, staff, and students of UNM and UNM HSC and curated our databases in a Health Justice & Equity subject section. If you would like to let us know how the library can continue to provide welcoming and inclusive spaces and resources for all please let us know at this anonymous survey!