Lack of diversity by the numbers in librarianship and in book stuff

When we talk about diversity and social justice in libraries and librarianship, it is good to know exactly what we are dealing with:

11 Responses to “Lack of diversity by the numbers in librarianship and in book stuff”


  1. 1 Alejandro March 5, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I found this older statistic from 1992. The percentage of gay male librarians roughly equal to the percentage of gay males in American society. Source: Carmichael, J. V. (1992). The male librarian and the feminine image: A survey of stereotype, status, and gender perceptions. Library and Information Science Research, 14(4), 411-447.


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