Détail de la notice
Titre du Document
The library employees' union of greater New York, 1917-1929
Auteur(s)
SHANLEY C.
Résumé
The Library Employees' Union, founded in 1917 in New York City, was the first union of public library workers in the United States. A major focus of the union was the inferior status of women library workers and their low salaries. The union's main spokesperson, Maud Malone, had been active in the reinvigoration of the women's suffrage movement that occurred in the first decade of the twentieth century. Advocating the affiliation of library workers with women's organizations and with the working class, the union applied the tactics used by suffragists and other reformers to the library world. Opposing the trend toward professionalization, union leaders sought to have public library workers included in the municipal civil service and were openly critical of public library administrators. The small union was unable to garner significant support from public library workers and disbanded in 1929.
Editeur
University of Texas Press
Identifiant
ISSN : 0894-8631
Source
Libraries & culture A. 1995, vol. 30, n° 3, pp. 235-264
Langue
Anglais
Pour les membres de la communauté du CNRS, ce document est autorisé à la reproduction à titre gratuit.
Pour les membres des communautés hors CNRS, la reproduction de ce document à titre onéreux sera fournie sous réserve d’autorisation du Centre Français d’exploitation du droit de Copie.

Pour bénéficier de nos services (strictement destinés aux membres de la communauté CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), de l'ESR français (Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche), et du secteur public français & étranger) :