New from ACRL – ‘The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work’

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/24/2014

Contact:

Kathryn Deiss
Content Strategist
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
kdeiss@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work,” edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby.

“The Librarian Stereotype” serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding the ways in which librarians are perceived. Through 12 chapters, covering topics such as racial and ethnic identity, professional personas, pop culture and a variety of specific stereotypes of librarians, the book re-ignites an examination of librarian presentation within the field and in the public eye, employing theories and methodologies from throughout the social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project is to launch productive discourse and inspire action in order to further the positive impact of the information professions. Through deconstructing the perceived truths of our profession and employing a critical eye, as illustrated by the chapter authors, librarians can work towards improved status, increased diversity and greater acceptance of each other.

More information on the book, including interviews with chapter authors and a link to a free preview of the foreward and first chapter, is available on the Librarian Wardrobe website.

“The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

 

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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

 

 

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