In Article About Libraries, Where Were the Women?

To the Editor:

In “What the 21st-Century Library Looks Like,” (The Chronicle, July 2), you write, “While librarians have historically skewed female, he adds, more and more women are ascending the ranks to become library directors.” Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know it by the demographics represented in this article: Of the six named people, just one is a woman, plus the “Wikipedian in Residence” identified only as “she.” All five men are quoted, but neither woman is.

There is NO shortage of librarians willing and able to discuss these issues. And given the still prevalent female skew in the profession, most of them are women.

Heather Whipple
Data/Liaison Librarian
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario

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