Library Trends 34 (2) Fall 1985: Women and Leadership in the Library Profession


Library Trends 34 (2) Fall 1985: Women and Leadership in the Library Profession. Edited by Rosemary Ruhig DuMont.

Widespread interest in the role of women in librarianship is a product of the 1970s. Though some gains were made by library women during the 1970s, as research presented in this volume shows, the full implication of these gains and possible future developments are not clear. Though no generally accurate evaluations can be made now, it appears that the library profession is in a period of crucial transition in the encouragement and promotion of women into leadership positions. Despite the evidence shown in this volume of some progress made in the 1970s, much of the data provokes continued questioning of the effectiveness of action to advance women into the ranks of top management.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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