Bibliography of Women and Gender Studies Librarianship

Bibliography by Subject

Users—Information-Seeking Behavior / Users—Information Needs Analysis


Daniel, Dominique. "Gender, Race, and Age of Librarians and Users Have an Impact on the Perceived Approachability
     of Librarians." Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 8.3 (2013): 73-75.
Funmilayo, Daramola Cecilia. "Gender Differences in the Use of Academic Resources: The Case of the FUTA Library."
     International Journal of Library and Information Science 5.8 (2013): 256-261.

Gender and Technology

Chang, Chia-Jung. "The Effect of Semantic Technologies on the Exploration of the Web of Knowledge by Female and
      Male Users." The Electronic Library 31.3 (2013): 376-398.
Chow, Anthony S., and Rebecca A. Croxton. "Information-Seeking Behavior and Reference Medium Preferences."
     Reference & User Services Quarterly 51.3 (Spring 2012): 246-262.
Comstock, Sharon L., Jerica Copeny, and Cynthia Landrum. "Code as Code: Speculations on Diversity, Inequity, and Digital Women."
     Code4Lib Journal 28 (2015). Web.
Goeke, Richard J., and Mary Hogue. "The Impact of Gender and Experience on the Strength of the Relationships
     Between Perceived Data Warehouse Flexibility, Ease-of-Use, and Usefulness." Information Resources
     Management Journal
23.2 (2010): 1-19.
Hargittai, Eszter, and Aaron Shaw. "Mind the Skills Gap: The Role of Internet Know-How and Gender in Differentiated Contributions to
      Wikipedia." Information, Communication & Society 18.4 (2015): 424-442.
Kim, Yong-Mi. "Gender Role and the Use of University Library Website Resources: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective."
      Journal of Information Science 36.5 (2010): 603-617.
Lim, Sook, and Nahyun Kwon. "Gender Differences in Information Behavior Concerning Wikipedia, an Unorthodox Information
      Source? Library & Information Science Research 32.3 (Jul 2010): 212-220.
Maghferat, Parinaz, and Wolfgang G. Stock. "Gender-Specific Information Search Behavior." Webology 7.2 (Dec 2010).
Urquhart, Christine, and Alison Yeoman. "Information Behaviour of Women: Theoretical Perspectives on Gender."
      Journal of Documentation 66.1 (2010): 113-139.
Westbrook, Lynn. "The Search for Women's Information: A Research Perspective." Asian Journal
       of Women's Studies
11.1 (2005): 38-58.


Women’s Health Information-Seeking

Apple, Rima. "Seeking Perfect Motherhood: Women, Medicine, and Libraries." Library Trends 60.4 (Apr 2012): 694-705.
Dalyrimple, Prudence W., Michelle Rogers, Lisl Zach, Kathleen Turner, and Mary Green. "Collaborating to Develop
      and Test an Enhanced Text Messaging System to Encourage Health Information Seeking." Journal of the Medical
      Library Association
101.3 (Jul 2013): 224-227.
Edwards, Mary E., et al. "Facilitating Collaboration and Research in Sex and Gender Differences and Women's Health:
     Year One Experiences." Medical Reference Services Quarterly 33.4 (Oct/Dec 2014): 408-427.
Fountain, Kathleen Carlisle. "Critical Information Literacy Beyond the University: Lessons from Service in a
      Women's Health Interest Group." Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 32.1 (Jan-Mar 2013): 24-45.
Hallyburton, Ann, and Lori A. Evarts. "Gender and Online Health Information Seeking: A Five Survey Meta-Analysis."
      Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet 18.2 (2014): 128-142.
McKay, Becky. "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and TRansgender Health Issues, Disparities, and Information Resources."
      Medical Reference Services Quarterly 30.4 (Oct-Dec 2011): 393-401.
Mehra, Bharat, and William Travis Tidwell. "Mapping the Infoscape of LIS Courses for Intersections of Health-Gender and
      Health-Sexual Orientation Topics." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 55.3 (2014): 191-211.
Ofori, K., and A.D. Asare-Kyire. "Awareness of Traditional Beliefs and Taboos on Pregnancy and Lactation in Some
      Selected Areas of Ashanti Region in Ghana: The Role of the Medical Librarian." Ghana Library Journal
      21 (2011): 1-2.
Papen, Uta. "Conceptualising Information Literacy as Social Practice: A Study of Pregnant Women's Information Practices."
      Information Research 18.2 (Jun 2013).
Shabi, Iwok Nnah. "Information Literacy: A Catalyst for Health Information Seeking and Empowerment among Women
      in Rural Communities in Nigeria." PNLA Quarterly 76.3 (Spring 2012): 66-74.
Yi, Yong Jeong. "Consumer Health Information Behavior in Public Libraries: A Qualitative Study." The Library Quarterly 85.1 (2015): 45-63.

Public Library Gender Issues

Audunson, Ragnar, Sophie Essmat, and Svanhid Aabo. "Public Libraries: A Meeting Place for Immigrant Women?"
     Library & Information Science Research 33.3 (Jul 2011): 220-227.
Brendler, Beth M. "Blurring Gender Lines in Readers' Advisory for Young Adults." Reference & User Services Quarterly
      53.3 (Spring 2014): 221-224.
Brendler, Beth M. "Diversity in Literary Response: Revisiting Gender Expectations." Journal of
     Education for Library & Information Science
55.3 (2014): 223-240.
Henry, Katya, Anna Lagos, and Frances Berndt. "Bridging the Literacy Gap Between Boys and Girls: An Opportunity
      for the National Year of Reading 2012." Australian Library Journal 61.2 (May 2012): 143-150.
Lukoff, Kyle. "Taking Gender Out of Reader's Advisory." Voice of Youth Advocates 36.1 (Apr 2013): 632-633.
Oxborrow, Kathryn. "Public Libraries in Norway Help Non-Western Immigrant Women to Integrate into Society."
      Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 7.1 (2012): 114-115.
Scott, Denise. "Deconstructing the 'Books for Boys' Discourse." Progressive Librarian 42 (2014): 115-122.
Summers, Kate. "Adult Reading Habits and Preferences in Relation to Gender Differences." Reference & User
     Services Quarterly
52.3 (Spring 2013): 243-249.
Yoshida, Yuko. "Public Libraries as Places for Empowering Women through Autonomous Learning Activities."
      Information Research 18.3 (Sep 2013): special supplement.


Information Needs and Behaviors of Specific Populations:

Women Internationally

Anaeme, Francis O. "Reducing Gender Disrimination and Violence Against Women through Library and Information
     Services." Library Philosophy & Practice (Jun 2012): 50-55.
Anie, Sylvester Ozioma. "The Impact of Gender on the Use of the Digital Library at the University of Ibadan." Library Philosophy
     & Practice
(Jul 2011): 1-5.
Bakar, Ahmad Bakeri Abu. "Information Seeking Behaviours of Rural Women in Malaysia." Library Philosophy & Practice (2011).
Bassi, Musa Dauda, and Emmanuel Camble. "Gender Differences in Use of Electronic Resources in University Libraries of Adamawa
      State, Nigeria." Library Philosophy & Practice (Aug 2011): 7-15.
Cortes, Gisele Rocha, Maria Cristiana Felix Luciano, and Karla Cristina Oliveira Dias. "Information as a Means
      to Fight Violence Against Women: Reference Center for Women 'Ednalva Bezerra:' Experience Reporting."
      Biblionline 8 (2012): 134-152.
Halder, Santoshi, Anjali Ray, and P.K. Chakrabarty. "Gender Differences in Information Seeking Behavior in Three Universities
     in West Bengal, India." International Information & Library Review 42.4 (Dec 2010): 242-251.
Hart, Genevieve, and Ncumisa Mfazo. "Places for All? Cape Town's Public Library Services to Gays and Lesbians."
      South African Journal of Library & Information Science 76.2 (2010): 98-108.
Hossain, Arman, and Shariful Islam. "Information Needs of Rural Women: A Study of Three Villages of Bangladesh."
     Library Philosophy & Practice (Feb 2012): 1-15.
Hussain, Akhtar, Uzma Muzeeb, and Nishat Fatima. "A User Survey of Five Women's College Libraries in South Campus,
      University of Delhi, India." Library Philosophy & Practice (Aug 2011): 45-54.
Inyang, Obia Gopeh. "The Role of Information and Female Vegetable Farmers in Calabar Municipal Council Area." Libri: International
      Journal of Libraries & Information Services
65.2 (2015): 151-160.
Jiyane, Glenrose V., Mabel K. Majanja, Bertha J. Mostert, and Dennis Ocholla. "South Africa as an Information and
     Knowledge Society: The Benefit to Informal Sector Women Entrepreneurs." South African Journal of Libraries &
      Information Science
79.1 (2013): 1-12.
Karim, Noor Harun Abdul, and Novera Afaq Ansari. "Examining the Effects of Gender, Nationality, and Bibliographic Instruction
     on Library Anxiety." Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science 16.2 (Oct 2011): 141-154.
Kinoshita, Miyuki. "Clarifying the Nature of a Special Library of Women's Information: Activities Centering on
      Information Assistance." Toshokan Zasshi / The Library Journal 107.4 (2013): 211-213.
Kwon, Nahyun, and Hana Song. "Personality Traits, Gender, and Information Competency Among College Students."
     Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science 16.1 (2011): 87-107.
Onovughe, B.C., and E.L. Ogbah. "Gender Difference in the Use of Library Among Students of Colleges of Education in
     Delta State." The Information Technologist 10.1 (2013): 165-172.
Sabelli, Martha. "Information Behaviour among Young Women in Vulnerable Contexts and Social Inclusion:
     The Role of Social Mediators." Information Research 17.4 (Dec 2012).
Saleh, Adam Gambo, and Fatima Ibrahim Lasisi. "Information Needs and Information Seeking Beahvior of Rural Women in
      Borno State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy & Practice (Feb 2011): 72-76.
Shabi, Iwok Nnah. "Information Literacy: A Catalyst for Health Information Seeking and Empowerment among Women
      in Rural Communities in Nigeria." PNLA Quarterly 76.3 (Spring 2012): 66-74.
---. "Knowledge and Attitude of Women to HIV/AIDS in a Farming Community in Southwestern Nigeria: Challenges for Public
      Libraries." Public Library Quarterly 31.3 (Jul-Sep 2012): 246-255.
Shaheen, Maqsood Ahmad, Muhammad Arif, and Syeda Bushra Nazli Naqvi. "Information Seeking Behavior and Needs
     of Women Parliamentarians of Pakistan: A Case Study." Chinese Librarianship 35 (June 2013): 39-59.
Shoeb, Md. Zahid Hossain. "Perceptions of Library Services by Gender--A Study in Bangladesh." Libri: International Journal
      of Libraries & Information
60.4 (Dec 2010): 331-338.
Stone, Graham, and Ellen Collins. "Library Usage and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduate Students
      in a UK University." Performance Measurement and Metrics 14.1 (2013): 25-35.
Ugboma, Margaret U. "Availability and Use of Indigenous Knowledge Amongst Rural Women in Nigeria."
     Chinese Librarianship 38 (2014): 60-67.
Ukwoma, Scholastica C., and Ezii O. Njoku. "Empowering Rural Women Through Information Provision:
     The Strategic Roles of the Library." Library Philosophy & Practice (Feb 2013): 1-17.
Yeh, Nei-Ching. "Reflections on Information Field Theory through Research on Housewife Information Behaviors."
      Journal of Library and Information Science Research 7.2 (Jun 2013): 123-152.
Zaid, Yetunde Abosede, and S.O. Popoola. "Quality of Life Among Rural Nigerian Women: The Role of Information."
      Library Philosophy & Practice (2010).

LGBTQ Community

Ciszek, Matthew P. "Out on the Web: The Relationship Between Campus Climate and GLBT-related Web-based Resources
      in Academic Libraries." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.5 (Sep 2011): 430-436.
Greenblatt, Ellen, ed. Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach Services. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.
Hart, Genevieve. "A Study of Public Library Services to Gays and Lesbians." Cape Librarian 55.2 (2011): 10-11.
Hart, Genevieve, and Ncumisa Mfazo. "Places for All? Cape Town's Public Library Services to Gays and Lesbians."
      South African Journal of Library & Information Science 76.2 (2010): 98-108.
Helton, Rae. "Diversity Dispatch: Reaching Out to LGBT Library Patrons." Kentucky Libraries 74.2 (Spring 2010): 14-16.
Hjerpe, Anika. "Equality Without Gender Perspective." Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly 46.4 (2013): 26-28.
Jardine, Fiona. "Inclusive Information for Trans* Persons." Public Library Quarterly 32.3 (Jul-Sep 2013): 240-262.
McKay, Becky. "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and TRansgender Health Issues, Disparities, and Information Resources."
      Medical Reference Services Quarterly 30.4 (Oct-Dec 2011): 393-401.
Mehra, Bharat, and Donna Braquet. "Progressive LGBTQ Reference: Coming Out in the 21st Century."
      Reference Services Review 39.3 (2011): 401-422.
Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. "Over the Rainbow and Under the Radar: Library Services and Programs to LGBTQ
     Families." Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children 11.3 (Jan 2013): 34-40.
Schaller, Susann. "Information Needs of LGBTQ College Students." Libri: International Journal of Libraries
      & Information Services
61.2 (Jun 2011): 100-115.
Shelton, Jama, and Julie Winkelstein. "Librarians and Social Workers: Working Together for Homeless LGBTQ Youth."
      Young Adult Library Services 13. 1 (2014): 20-24.
Thompson, Samantha. "I Wouldn't Normally Ask This...: Or, Sensitive Questions and Why People Seem More Willing to Ask
      Them at a Virtual Reference Desk." Reference Librarian 51.2 (Apr 2010): 171-174.

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