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Christina Neigel – Deviants & Loveless Frumps: Librarians Through the Lens of Popular Media
Thursday May 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
In association with Capilano University, Sechelt Library presents Deviants & Loveless Frumps: Librarians Through the Lens of Popular Media, a talk by Dr. Christina Neigel. She will explore modern images of librarians in popular media (with examples from YouTube, television, movies, books) as a way “in” to discovering how the historical development of librarianship is tied to broader ideas about service and caring work as “women’s work” and how this perpetuates its devaluation.
Informed by her work as a librarian, a professor, and a white woman in a very white profession, Dr. Neigel uses contemporary examples to highlight how messages, embedded in media, informally educate us about race, masculinity, and femininity.
Particularly relevant in a time when professions like nursing and education are starved for personnel, Dr. Neigel considers how these messages inform the way certain professions, continue to endure lower pay and social recognition than other forms of work.
Thursday May 4, 2023 – 6:00-7:45 pm in the Community Room and on Zoom.
Registration Required. Free but in-person space is limited; contact the Library (604-885-3260) to register. Also accessible live on Zoom: register online with CapilanoUniverse to receive the Zoom link.