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    stackedEmergency Librariancelebrating the history of a radical feminist Canadian periodical

    by Frances Rooney | September 1, 2008

    In 1973, Sherrill Cheda, Phyllis Yaffe and Barbara Clubb thought it was odd that most librarians were women, but most people who ran libraries were men. They decided to publish something that would take women seriously. In Emergency Librarian, lesbians, women with disabilities, and women of colour wrote articles and had their books reviewed. And library workers wrote about how to break the glass ceiling. Snap!  read more

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