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Librarian stereotypes are akin to those of gays and lesbians. Librarians battling negative professional images are in common cause with gays and lesbians battling similarly slanderous representations. This article proposes relationships between these varieties of maligned people and professionals.


Originally published as “Old Maids and Faeries: The Image Problem,” in K.R. Roberto and Jessamyn West, eds. Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out. McFarland, 2003, pp. 92-94. Republished with permission.



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