'They have had to come down to the women for help!' Numerical feminization and the characteristics of women's library employment in England, 1871–1974

@article{Kerslake2007TheyHH,
  title={'They have had to come down to the women for help!' Numerical feminization and the characteristics of women's library employment in England, 1871–1974},
  author={Evelyn Kerslake},
  journal={Library History},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={17 - 40}
}
  • E. Kerslake
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Sociology
  • Library History
Abstract Existing work on the position of women in English libraries illustrates the role of gender in the establishment of the profession. This paper adds to that work by addressing a gap in the published literature. It provides a broad indication of the numbers of women working in various types of library and the characteristics of their employment in terms of seniority, salaries, access to pensions and hours of work. It explores the period between 1871, when Manchester Free Library began… Expand
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