The New Woman as Librarian: The Career of Adelaide Hasse

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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"Hasse spoke and wrote about issues that are as relevant today as they were a century ago: How should librarians be recruited and educated? What is the nature of their professional expertise? How do libraries function as organizations? What services do they provide? How do they provide access to government information? What are the dynamics of a feminized profession? The New Woman as Librarian: The Career of Adelaide Hasse brings to light Hasse's achievements and examines the impact of her work, values, and experiences in a gendered system."--BOOK JACKET.

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In 1873, when Adelaide Hasse was five years old, the Supreme Court denied women the constitutional right to professional careers. Throughout her life, Hasse pushed societal norms for women's roles and ... Read full review


Origins 18681889
Government Printing Office 18951897
Astor Library 18971904

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About the author (2006)

Clare Beck is emeritus professor at Eastern Michigan University, where she served as government documents librarian.

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