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ERIC Number: ED517758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-28
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
From Buns to Batgirl: The Changing Image of the Librarian
Limerick, Sheila Blackmon
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The image of the librarian has changed much since the first librarian's positions at Ivy League schools in the mid- to late-17th Century. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history and origins of male and female stereotypes of librarians as well as generational stereotypes. Stereotypes in the literature of the field were explored and categorized. During the course of the research, the conclusion was reached that stereotypes do indeed exist and are detrimental to the field and to the professionals in the field. Because negative images are potentially detrimental to librarians and to the fields of library and information science, this paper also covers some possible solutions and steps to take against stereotyping. The paper also discusses some possible solutions to aid in the transition as a new generation of librarians enters the workforce. A bibliography is included.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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