Academic Librarian Self-Image in Lore: How Shared Stories Convey and Define Our Sense of Professional Identity

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Sarah Steiner, Head of Research and Instruction Services (Creator)
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Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/

Abstract: Chapter 2 in the book: The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding how librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, the book reignites 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 this volume 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, we can work towards improved status, increased diversity, and greater acceptance of each other.

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Publication
The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Librarians > Public opinion. Librarians > Professional ethics. Librarians > Psychology. Library science > Public opinion. Libraries and society > Public opinion.

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