September 26, 2021

Journal Article: “MeToo in the Academic Library: A Quantitative Measurement of the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academic Libraries”

The article linked below was published today by College & Research Libraries.

Title

MeToo in the Academic Library: A Quantitative Measurement of the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academic Libraries

Authors

Candice Benjes-Small
William & Mary Libraries

Jennifer Knievel
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Jennifer Resor-Whicker
Radford University

Allison Wisecup
Radford University

Joanna Hunter
Radford University

Source

College & Research Libraries
Vol 82, No 5 (2021)
DOI: 10.5860/crl.82.5.623

Abstract

The #metoo movement has prompted national discussions about workplace sexual harassment. Social science research suggests that female-dominated professions experience a high degree of workplace sexual harassment from supervisors, coworkers, and clients. Anecdotal evidence suggests that librarians experience sexual harassment. The authors administered a vetted, widely used survey to quantitatively measure for the first time how widespread sexual harassment is within academic libraries.

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