ERIC Number: ED108707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-11
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Librarianship: Melvil's Rib Symposium.
Myers, Margaret, Ed.; Scarborough, Mayra, Ed.
In April 1973, the Graduate School of Library Service Alumni Association and the Graduate School of Library Service at Rutgers University jointly sponsored a symposium on the position of women in the library profession. Three major presentations, and the discussions which followed, dealt with various aspects of this issue. The first presentation, "Sex and Library Careers" reviewed the historical and comtemporary differences in status between men and women in the library field. "Dreams and Dilemmas of Being a Women Today", the second presentation, reviewed from a social and psychological viewpoint the stereotypes and assumptions with which women have had to deal in the schools and in the world of work. The final paper, "Sex Discrimination Against Women in Libraries" provided some statistics on discrimination and suggested methods for change. Appendixes to this report consist of a listing of federal laws and regulations concerning sex discrimination in educational institutions and an annotated bibliography on women in librarianship, 1920-June 1974. (SL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Conference Reports, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Females, History, Librarians, Professional Recognition, Salaries, Sex Discrimination, Stereotypes, Womens Education
Rutgers University Press, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Library Service.