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Stauffer, Suzanne M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Research into education for librarianship has failed to explore the historical development of the subject or to establish the social and cultural contexts within which it developed. Such historical background and context are essential for exploring and understanding issues of race and of systemic and institutionalized racism. Historical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias, Library Research
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Stauffer, Suzanne M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
The leaders of the library profession in the United States in the 19th century were white, middle-class, college-educated men. They attempted to construct librarianship in the United States as an equivalent profession to the other white, masculine professions of their day. They also created education for librarianship in the same mold. They…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Professional Education, Library Science, Intellectual History
Stauffer, Suzanne M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
In 1897, the University of Chicago Extension Division began offering what we today would call "bibliographic instruction" under the aegis of the Bureau of Information of the Illinois State Library Association. The program was expanded under university librarian Zella Allen Dixson, and by 1900 was designed to train librarians and library…
Descriptors: Educational History, Gender Issues, Power Structure, Gender Bias