Ice Ice Baby: Are Librarian Stereotypes Freezing Us Out of Instruction?

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/552910
Title:
Ice Ice Baby: Are Librarian Stereotypes Freezing Us Out of Instruction?
Author:
Pagowsky, Nicole; DeFrain, Erica
Affiliation:
University of Arizona Libraries
Journal:
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Issue Date:
3-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/552910
Additional Links:
http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/
Abstract:
Why do librarians struggle so much with instruction? Part of the problem is that we have so many facets to consider: pedagogy, campus culture, relationships with faculty, and effectiveness with students. Research on student and faculty perceptions of librarians combined with sociological and psychological research on the magnitude of impression effects prompted us to more thoroughly examine how perceptions of instruction librarians impact successful teaching and learning. In this article, we look at theories of impression formation, the historical feminization of librarianship, and suggestions for next steps that we should take in order to take charge of our image and our instruction.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
academic libraries; collaboration; college students; educational psychology; faculty; impression management; information literacy; instruction; outreach; pedagogy; perceptions; stereotypes; teaching

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPagowsky, Nicoleen
dc.contributor.authorDeFrain, Ericaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T01:20:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-15T01:20:47Zen
dc.date.issued2014-06-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/552910en
dc.description.abstractWhy do librarians struggle so much with instruction? Part of the problem is that we have so many facets to consider: pedagogy, campus culture, relationships with faculty, and effectiveness with students. Research on student and faculty perceptions of librarians combined with sociological and psychological research on the magnitude of impression effects prompted us to more thoroughly examine how perceptions of instruction librarians impact successful teaching and learning. In this article, we look at theories of impression formation, the historical feminization of librarianship, and suggestions for next steps that we should take in order to take charge of our image and our instruction.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/en
dc.subjectacademic librariesen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectcollege studentsen
dc.subjecteducational psychologyen
dc.subjectfacultyen
dc.subjectimpression managementen
dc.subjectinformation literacyen
dc.subjectinstructionen
dc.subjectoutreachen
dc.subjectpedagogyen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.subjectstereotypesen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.titleIce Ice Baby: Are Librarian Stereotypes Freezing Us Out of Instruction?en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona Librariesen
dc.identifier.journalIn the Library with the Lead Pipeen
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