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Gender Roles And Gender Stereotypes In Four Newbery Award-Winning Books, Alex Paige Brower Sep 2017

Gender Roles And Gender Stereotypes In Four Newbery Award-Winning Books, Alex Paige Brower

SLIS Connecting

As gender equality has become a more prominent issue and men and women have become more equal, one would expect this change to be reflected in children’s literature. This study examines four Newbery-Award winning books to determine if this change is apparent.


Who's Talking About Scholarly Communication? Poster Presented At Miala 2017, Clayton Hayes, Heidi Elaine Kelly May 2017

Who's Talking About Scholarly Communication? Poster Presented At Miala 2017, Clayton Hayes, Heidi Elaine Kelly

Library Scholarly Publications

This study analyzes gender dynamics on the ALA's SCHOLCOMM listserv. Utilizing the listserv archive, the presenters analyzed individual message metadata in order to create a list of participants along with their gender; this was then utilized to correlate the frequency of new messages and replies sent to the list with the gender identity of participants. The results of the study clearly show that male participation on the list is disproportionately large.


Who’S Talking About Scholarly Communication? An Examination Of Gender And Behavior On The Scholcomm Listserv, Clayton Hayes, Heidi Elaine Kelly Apr 2017

Who’S Talking About Scholarly Communication? An Examination Of Gender And Behavior On The Scholcomm Listserv, Clayton Hayes, Heidi Elaine Kelly

Library Scholarly Publications

INTRODUCTION This study analyzes the gender dynamics of the American Library Association’s SCHOLCOMM listserv in order to determine the accuracy of concerns expressed by participants in early 2016 regarding an overrepresentation of male voices on the listserv. METHODS Utilizing the SCHOLCOMM listserv archive, openly available online, the authors analyzed metadata related to individual messages in order to create a comprehensive list of participants, which was then analyzed to determine gender identity. The authors utilized this information to correlate the frequency of new messages and replies sent to the list with the gender identity of participants. RESULTS While men represented 35% …


How Cute! Race, Gender, And Neutrality In Libraries, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Jan 2017

How Cute! Race, Gender, And Neutrality In Libraries, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Library Faculty Publications & Presentations

This essay explores how feminization and a particular aestheticization thereof is called upon to attempt to mitigate, veil, and neutralize whiteness in libraries and librarianship. It looks specifically at cuteness, an aesthetic category historically shaped by, and deeply invested in, hegemonic formulations of gender, race, and consumption. This paper explores the types of projects cuteness might abet in librarianship—particularly aspirations of political neutrality—by positioning itself as for all and against none. Indeed, by calling forth its purported timeless appeal and assuming an aesthetic that no one can resist, cuteness positions the whiteness central to it as both harmless and universal. …


Gendered Information: Library Labor As “Women’S Work” And Classification As A System Of Oppression, Steve Brantley Jan 2017

Gendered Information: Library Labor As “Women’S Work” And Classification As A System Of Oppression, Steve Brantley

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

A sample syllabus written to incorporate aspects of Women, Gender and Sexuality studies with the History of Librarianship and Library Science, specifically classification and critical information literacy instruction.