At over 80% of the profession being women, librarianship is one of the most gendered professions. Why is that?
- ALA Demographic Survey:
http://www.ala.org/tools/sites/ala.org.tools/files/content/Draft%20of%20Member%20Demographics%20Survey%2001-11-2017.pdf – ala demographics 2017
- Gender Demographics and Perception in Librarianship:
- Crash Course Mythology – Witches and Hags:
- Simpson, R. (2014). Doing gender differently: Men in caring occupations. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199658213.013.004
- How Patriarchy Harms Men: watch the documentary “The Mask You Live In,” or read “The Will to Change” by bell hook.
- Oliffe, J. L., Rice, S., Kelly, M. T., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Broom, A., Robertson, S., & Black, N. (2018). A mixed-methods study of the health-related masculine values among young canadian men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. doi:10.1037/men0000157
- BLS Marriage Stats:
- Record, A., & Green, R. (2008). Examining gender issues and trends in library management from the male perspective. Library Administration & Management, 22(4), 193-198.
- Academic Library wage and gender break-out info: ARL Annual survey data, 2016-2017: https://publications.arl.org/ARL-Annual-Salary-Survey-2016-2017/1
- Piper, P. S., & Collamer, B. E. (2001). Male librarians: Men in a feminized profession. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27(5), 406-411. doi:10.1016/S0099-1333(01)00226-9
- Gordon, R. (2004). The men among us. Library Journal, 129(11), 49-49.