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The “double‐glazed glass ceiling” in Australian libraries

Jane Simon (Completed her MA in 1992 and is currently working towards a PhD. Her research interest in the study of women′s career progress in Australian librarianship. She graduated from library School with a post‐graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science and is currently working in a Brisbane medical library.)

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 December 1995



Discusses the findings from a recent Australian study on the status of women in libraries. Poses the question of whether a “double‐glazed” ceiling exists for women in librarianship despite their movement since the late 1980s into library management positions and legislative initiatives. Utilizes both survey data and information obtained from follow‐up interviews with female librarians. Also questions the usefulness of the metaphor, the “glass ceiling”, as an explanation for gender inequality.



Simon, J. (1995), "The “double‐glazed glass ceiling” in Australian libraries", Women in Management Review, Vol. 10 No. 8, pp. 19-29.




Copyright © 1995, MCB UP Limited

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