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The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work

edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780838987049 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0838987044 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Foreword: Embracing the melancholy: how the author renounced Moloch and the conga line for sweet conversations on paper, to the air of "Second hand Rose" / James V. Carmichael Jr.
  • Contextualizing ourselves: the identity politics of the librarian stereotype / Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby
  • Academic librarian self-image in lore: how shared stories convey and define our sense of professional identity / Sarah K. Steiner and Julie Jones
  • The stereotype stereotype: our obsession with librarian representation / Gretchen Keer and Andrew Carlos
  • That's women's work: pink-collar professions, gender, and the librarian stereotype / Ayanna Gaines
  • From sensuous to sexy: the librarian in post-censorship print pornography / David D. Squires
  • Rainbow warriors: stories of archivist activism and the queer record / Terry Baxter
  • Unpacking identity: racial, ethnic, and professional identity and academic librarians of color / Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Juleah Swanson, and Azusa Tanaka
  • Librarians and felines: a history of defying the "cat lady" stereotype / Dorothy Gambrell and Amanda Brennan
  • Between barbarism and civilization: librarians, tattoos, and social imaginaries / Erin Pappas
  • At the corner of personality and competencies: exploring professional personas for librarians / Lauren Pressley, Jenny Dale, and Lynda Kellam
  • Student perceptions of academic librarians: the influence of pop culture and past experience / Melissa Langridge, Christine Riggi, and Allison Schultz
  • The revolution will not be stereotyped: changing perceptions through diversity / Annie Pho and Turner Masland
  • Afterword: Toward a new inclusion in library work / K.R. Roberto.
Description
xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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