A great post by librarian Edith Campbell is up today at the Women Doing Literary Things site. An excerpt:
“On a societal level, we hear about librarians as a dying profession because with Yahoo and Nooks, well, who needs librarians?
Would this supposition exist if librarians were 82% male rather than 82% female? If the profession were male-dominated, would it be easier to realize the continual evolution to meet the needs of information seekers? Would we be more easily recognized as culture keepers who have a significant role in the book industry if we were not imagined to be old ladies who will shush you? I think if more school librarians were males, they would automatically be seen as tech savvy leaders who can and should make a difference in education.”
Read the post at the WDLT site.