Women, social exclusion and the public library

October 15, 2007

Tagged with: Social policy, "Open to all?"

This paper by John Vincent and Rebecca Linley gives a gender perspective on social exclusion and public libraries, reviewing evidence of women’s use and non-use of public libraries, and refers to the distinct nature of their information needs, with examples of currently unmet needs being given. The experience of women as public library workers is also discussed.

Open to all? Working Papers no.12. (Resource, 2000)

Women, social exclusion and the public library