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June 1999, Week 2


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Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
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Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 08:19:58 PDT
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From: Nichols William F Civ 96 MSGS <[log in to unmask]>
  Far more men than previously are in the
profession (many of whom are high-ups in admin, which of course
itself is a topic that's given itself to argument on the list a number of
times over the years IIRC <grin>), & IMHO the profession has
become much less "a woman thing" in the popular perception the
last 15 years or so (nearly a generation of users).
What has struck me as interesting is that the library profession has perhaps
become less of a "woman" thing coincident to the increasing
"technologification" of it!  As it got computerized, more guys are involved,
which seems like just an extension of the old stereotypes of guys and
machines.  Funny how all these men suddenly have to learn to type...

Julie Stielstra MLS                      ph 708-763-6472
Director of Library Services             fx 708-383-8783
West Suburban Hospital Medical Center
Oak Park, IL 60302
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