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It takes a strong data science community and many stakeholders to make disparate types of data work so that you and I can continue to explore and learn. Being proactive by including diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies and practices, along with evaluating liaison/outreach roles and established programs and tools, will go a long way in strengthening the library, its staff and services, and the institution. Fighting for the “food” you need to grow the profession and data services is key to the future of the RDM library community.


data librarianship, data services, diversity, accessibility, evaluation

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Regina Fisher Raboin, MSLIS, Associate Director for Library Education and Research, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S2-694, Worcester, MA, USA; regina.raboin@umassmed.edu

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