Librarians and Gender and More

Gender Week at SUNY Buffalo concluded with ALA President Loriene Roy speaking about librarianship, (yup, including that old stereotype) and what’s ahead for librarians. Roy is director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Texas at Austin.

Did you know…According to Roy, men constituted a majority of librarians in the mid-19th century. This changed when Melvil Dewey began teaching female undergraduates at Columbia University in the 1880s. Less than 20 years later, a majority of librarians were women.