Striving for equity: An update from the <i>Journal of the Medical Library Association</i>.


In 2020, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) launched an initiative aimed at providing more equitable opportunities for authors, reviewers, and editorial team members. This editorial provides an update on the steps we have taken thus far to empower authors, increase the diversity of our editorial team, and make equity-minded recommendations to the Medical Library Association.





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Akers, Katherine G, Ellen M Aaronson, Kathleen Amos, Kelsa Bartley, Alexander J Carroll, Thane Chambers, John W Cyrus, Erin RB Eldermire, et al. (2021). Striving for equity: An update from the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 109(3). pp. 359–361. 10.5195/jmla.2021.1279 Retrieved from

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As Assistant Director, Communications & Web Content, I manage and maintain the Library's Website, but I also serve as the Hospital Nursing Liaison for the Duke Health System, teaching and assisting nurses with their research needs for publication, quality improvement, performance evaluation, and graduate residency.

MLS, Library Science, North Carolina Central University, 1981
BS, Biology, North Carolina Central University, 1978
Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
Fellow, Medical Library Association (FMLA)

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