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Factors That Influence Male Millennials to Become Professional Librarians

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dc.contributor.author Blackburn, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-15T14:50:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-15T14:50:09Z
dc.date.created April 1, 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-06-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3319
dc.description.abstract This case study investigates what prompts male Millennials to join the historically stereotyped feminized library profession. The study addresses social, cultural, economic, and/or political factors that influence male Millennials to become professional librarians; the influence of technology on male Millennials currently enrolled in library and information science (LIS) graduate programs decisions to become professional librarians; and professional stereotypes male Millennials currently enrolled in LIS graduate programs encounter. To gather data, surveys were conducted with 231 participants enrolled in 37 LIS graduate programs across the United States, and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 volunteers who participated in the surveys. Findings have implications for LIS graduate program recruitment and retention practices and suggest extending the scope of literature in the areas of professional librarianship and gender roles. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Librarian en_US
dc.subject Millennials en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Librarianship en_US
dc.subject Tokenism en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes en_US
dc.title Factors That Influence Male Millennials to Become Professional Librarians en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college slim en_US
dc.advisor Gwen Alexander en_US
dc.department information management en_US

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