race, gender, library and information science
Important to understanding the complex workings of race in LIS is an investigation of the ways in which it has been shaped by gender. A field dominated by white women, tracing the role that the white female body played in early librarianship can illuminate today’s demographic makeup. Calling on the Lady Bountiful archetype, this presentation interrogates the ways in which patriarchy, racism, and notions of femininity have and continue to work in LIS education and practice.
Schlesselman-Tarango, G. "The Legacy of Lady Bountiful: White Women in the Library." Presentation at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, Canada, October 18, 2014.