May 16, 2007

Trading Images

Laura Wilkerson wrote a letter to Library Journal that was excerpted in the April 1st issue's Feedback. Her husband worked for the Indiana University in the library, and was told by his supervisor that he'd never get promoted as long as he had long hair and dressed the way he did (Dockers & button-downs, surely not at the forefront of challenging attire). It's a depressing story, especially in how it ends.

As Laura said, "Many who hold these stereotypes are librarians in positions of power. Nothing will change until they do." Are you holding any hidden issues about image?

30% chance of rain today... please!

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