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Publication date: 1 November 1998

Elizabeth McDermott

This is the first of two consecutive articles taken largely from a PhD thesis. As m uch as possible I use the words of the women themselves. Briefly describes the scope…

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This is the first of two consecutive articles taken largely from a PhD thesis. As m uch as possible I use the words of the women themselves. Briefly describes the scope, limitations and method of the research. Then considers respondents’ attitudes and perceptions concerning working behaviour. Summarises respondents’ evidence which overwhelmingly identifies the double burden as the main barrier to women’s career progression in LIS. There are two issues: one is the daily routine of domestic duties and the extra demands on time, and the other is the emotional strain that accompanies caring responsibilities, that fall to most women, in some form, at some time in their lives. The logistical problems faced by women who find that a large proportion of their time is constantly consumed by domestic and caring duties are considerable. Furthermore, the worry and guilt consume inner resources which may be needed at work.

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Library Management, vol. 19 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 December 1998

Elizabeth McDermott

This is the second of two consecutive articles taken largely from a PhD thesis. As much as possible it uses the words of the women themselves. It reports respondents…

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This is the second of two consecutive articles taken largely from a PhD thesis. As much as possible it uses the words of the women themselves. It reports respondents’ attitudes and perceptions concerning working behaviour among a sample of UK women.

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Library Management, vol. 19 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 January 1994

Elizabeth McDermott

The Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) is a programme funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils of the UK with…

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The Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) is a programme funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils of the UK with, as its name implies, the purpose of encouraging wider use of computer‐aided methods in university teaching. There are a number of centres which have been set up to disseminate information about the available training packages in specific subject areas. The Centre at Loughborough is concerned with the field of Library and Information Studies (LIS) and is known as CTILIS (Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Library and Information Studies).

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Program, vol. 28 no. 1
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ISSN: 0033-0337

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Library Management, vol. 20 no. 4
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ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 August 1998

Elizabeth McDermott

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Library Management, vol. 19 no. 5
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ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 June 1999

Elizabeth McDermott

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Library Management, vol. 20 no. 4
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ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Elizabeth McDermott

Describes women′s position in libraries and in the Western workforce atlarge. Outlines the changing nature of the labour pool as it is affectedby demographic changes and…

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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.

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New Library World, vol. 95 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 24 November 2011

Kathryn Sigler, Paul T. Jaeger, John Carlo Bertot, Abigail J. McDermott, Elizabeth J. DeCoster and Lesley A. Langa

Historically, library usage has increased during economic downturns. In the pre-Internet era, this meant increased usage of print materials and reference services. In the…

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Historically, library usage has increased during economic downturns. In the pre-Internet era, this meant increased usage of print materials and reference services. In the Internet era, however, the number of roles that public libraries can play in serving their communities has expanded greatly. This chapter provides insights into the ways in which American public libraries are using the Internet to meet patron, community, and government needs in this time of economic crisis. Drawing from the data and findings from the 2010–2011 Public Library Funding and Technology Access national survey, this chapter examines key issues at the intersection of public libraries, the Internet, and economic uncertainty and library/e-government partnerships that have resulted from the economic situation. In these difficult economic circumstances, US public libraries have been able to use the Internet to meet many vital patron and community needs, but they still face numerous economic difficulties in responding to these requests.

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Librarianship in Times of Crisis
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-391-0

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Publication date: 21 September 2015

Tessa Wright

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 34 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 24 November 2011

Anne Woodsworth

The field of librarianship has undergone traumatic shifts (mostly downward) due to the global financial meltdown that began in the fall of 2008. While libraries were not…

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The field of librarianship has undergone traumatic shifts (mostly downward) due to the global financial meltdown that began in the fall of 2008. While libraries were not mentioned in the motion picture, Inside Job (Marrs & Ferguson, 2010), they were, and still are, deeply affected by the worst recession since the Great Depression. Worse yet is that current dialogues and negotiations about declining library budgets show promise of continuing well into 2012. Permanent reductions to budget support for libraries by all levels of government in the United States have resulted in library closures, loss of staff, reduced material purchases, deferred maintenance, and fewer or altered services in all types of libraries. Library associations experienced similar strains with the Canadian Library Association facing a budget crunch and the American Library Association giving staff a week's unpaid furlough in 2010. Five library systems in Illinois sought government approval to consolidate into one system and some consortia/networks merged or, like Nylink (NY), simply closed their doors.

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Librarianship in Times of Crisis
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-391-0

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