According to this blog’s WordPress stats, the majority of search results that lead people to Pop Goes the Librarian categorize the profession as solely female. How do I know that?
- “hot librarian” : 37 views
- “hot librarians” : 23 views
- “hot lady librarians” : 15 views
- “librarian chic” : 5 views
- “smokin hot librarian” : 2 views
The list goes. Although “hot” isn’t exactly a gendered qualifier, when followed by the word “librarian” it might as well be. It’s fairly obvious to those of us who work in libraries that men are the minority. According to the article “Male Librarians: Gender Issues and Stereotypes“, “Without question the Library profession is female-dominated. Decade after decade the ratio of female to male librarians remains roughly 4:1, although the mix is closer to 3:1 in academic libraries.” This ratio rings true for my own library; out of the 16 professional librarians…
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