“Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that there is a positive correlation between cuts to school library staff and lower reading scores, whereas states that gained school librarians saw an increase in reading scores.”
Erasure Through Application Forms
As a recent MLIS graduate, I’ve been diligently applying to LIS jobs. Invariably, I’ll be forced to select my gender on a form that only has two options. So I have to lie about a significant part of myself and be made invisible. Out of several dozen applications, only one had a “Transgender” option. I actually wept with gratitude.
Why is gender even required as part of a job application?
Great question…why /is/ gender even a required part of a job application? It’s irrelevant.