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Librarian Image December 21, 2006

Posted by heyheypaula in Library Stuff.

This story came to me by way of the St Louis SLA discussion list:  Librarians’ Image Keeps Minorities Away From Jobs (from Tuscaloosa News).  What do you think?  Most of my classes here have been overwhelmingly white.  I noticed they were not as overwhelmingly female as they used to be.  What kind of importance does the classic librarian image have?



1. Jenny - December 21, 2006

Paula, I’ve also noticed that my class is a good one-fourth to one-third male, though mostly White. I’ve met some Black students, but most of the non-White library students I’ve met are native to other countries,and choosing to study in the States.

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