Little Old Ladies and Rock Star Librarians: Genderizing the Librarian Stereotype
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Ayanna Gaines will discuss how the stereotyping of librarianship not only harms the profession with regards to status and pay equity, but is also detrimental to both genders. Her presentation will build on her research published in the ACRL publication The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions & Presentations of Information Work. Her chapter is titled “That’s Women’s Work: Pink-Collar Professions, Gender, and the Librarian Stereotype.”
About the Presenter:
Ayanna Gaines is Associate Librarian at Ventura College in Ventura, CA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brown University in Providence, RI, and her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. As much as she wants to tweak the librarian stereotype, she has two cats and several cardigans.
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