Ambition, Discrimination, and Censorship in Libraries
Mr. Selth began with an interesting discovery: librarianship seems to have fostered a gender-based personnel pattern that is very different from the rest of society. Women librarians were ambitiously seeking library management positions, while most of their male counterparts were not. His observations led to a broad demographic survey of the profession, fully exploring the question of gender and ambition.
These eight essays are based on this wide ranging survey and his personal observations after 30 years in the profession. The survey results show what kinds of librarians are eager to climb the managerial ladder and why. Important and surprising facts are revealed about the barriers that still impede many librarians, ranging from race and gender through obesity to family. Included are the author's experiences in the fight against censorship, the development of book and film collections, and attending conferences on a shoestring budget.
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