Gender Issues related to libraries (Gender in library usage (Books…
Gender Issues related to libraries
Gender in literature :
Research table showing discrepancies in gender representation in children's literature:
Gender in 20th century children's books
. McCabe, Fairchild, Graurholz, Pescosolida, Top
Under-representation of females in children's literature
Discrepancy between percentage of male versus female title characters in preschool books. Teachers more likely to choose books with male characters.
Gender in library usage
Gender Differences in expectations and perceptions of learning environments and library support.
Schultz-Jones, Ledbetter, & Bishop
Teen Gender differences in library
use Agosto, Paone, Ipock
Males and females have slight differences in subject searching
Females view libraries as more useful
Gender lines in readers advisory for young adults
Approach each reader as an individual. Librarian's recognize variety of preferences within gender - no girl books or boy books.
Girls and e-gaming -
Lower percentage of adolescent females playing and engaging in e-gaming can hurt female comfort and usage of technology. Libraries can help.
Books selection between the genders
- Merga and Roni
Girls more likely than boys to visit library and make use of library support.
No specific choosing strategy used by children in book selection.
Gender gap in literacy performance due to social, no biological reasons.
Gender, sexuality, and identity in fiction
Librarian's responsibility to build a collection with balanced perspective. Each reader can see themselves in literature, spark conversation for personal growth.
Gender in information literacy
Male and female college students have different information seeking strengths and need different types of information literacy training.
Taylor & Dalal
Gender and technology in libraries
. - Lamont
Females have less interest in e-gaming, but better information seeking skills. If girls are better in information literacy, why are they under-represented in the IT field?