Show simple item record Jacobs, Leona Mellow, Muriel 2021-05-28T22:29:18Z 2021-05-28T22:29:18Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Jacobs, L., & Mellow, M. (2005, June). Opening the book on academic librarians: An agenda for investigating gender and professional status in a feminized profession. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association, London, ON. en_US
dc.description.abstract Librarians, as an occupational group, appear to have received surprisingly little attention from those who study work and gender. Like other feminized occupations, such as midwives and nurses, this group is of interest for how they have engaged in a project of professionalization in recent decades. Academic librarians have faced challenges to fully realizing a professional status because of their traditional organizational position as helpers or handmaidens to the professoriate. In order to more thoroughly outline a research agenda for examining this occupational group, this paper will present a review of the literature on the organization of librarians’ work from a sociological and library science perspective, using Sociological Abstracts and Library Literature to identify resources. The co-authors on this paper contribute their individual expertise by examining the literature that emerges from their respective disciplines and by entering into a cross-discipline discussion that will articulate the potential theoretical and practical outcomes of such a research agenda. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Feminized profession en_US
dc.subject Female-dominated professions
dc.subject Work and gender
dc.subject Professional status
dc.subject Literature review
dc.subject Sociological literature
dc.subject Library literature
dc.subject.lcsh Academic librarians--Employment
dc.subject.lcsh Academic librarians--Faculty status
dc.title Opening the book on academic librarians: an agenda for investigating gender and professional status in a feminized profession en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Library en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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