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Who Needs Equal Opportunities? – Libraries Do!

Elizabeth McDermott (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 April 1994



Describes women′s position in libraries and in the Western workforce at large. Outlines the changing nature of the labour pool as it is affected by demographic changes and the demand for skills. Describes the social and attitudinal changes taking place, the role of feminism and the importance of image. Suggests that the latest developments in management style present libraries with the opportunity to make the most of their women employees and to provide a better service. Finally, suggests that social attitudes of men and women change male and female roles at work and in the family.



McDermott, E. (1994), "Who Needs Equal Opportunities? – Libraries Do!", New Library World, Vol. 95 No. 2, pp. 9-14.




Copyright © 1994, MCB UP Limited

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