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Courtney Young - Head Librarian and Professor of Women's Studies, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Book Title: The Librarian Stereotype: deconstructing perceptions and presentations of information work

Author: Nicole Pagowsky; Miriam E Rigby

Book Description:

Selecting this book to commemorate my promotion to Librarian and Professor of Women's Studies is an opportunity to celebrate my career as one that has challenged librarian stereotypes: a young African American woman, now at the rank equivalent to full professor, and the first Generation X librarian elected President of the American Library Association.

The librarian stereotype is perpetuated both in popular culture and the library profession. This book explores both, advancing an important conversation for all information professionals.


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