How to go to work when your husband is against it,
Your children aren’t old enough,
And there’s nothing you can do anyhow
Schwartz, Schifter, and Gillotti
Holly and I went on a field trip a while ago. We visited a couple of small/medium libraries in southeastern Michigan/northern Ohio. We go and look for cool ideas and some possible candidates for ALB. (We also shelf read and front the books because we just can’t let it go.) Well, I found this book and started swearing. Yes, this book is currently in active circulation at a small public library. In 2014. Kill me now.
Even for 1972, there really is no concrete advice. One resume example and a discussion of a functional vs. chronological resume. Note the helpful “Personal” section on the resume that indicates she is a married mother. There is no helpful discussion of childcare other than a suggestion to call grandma or hire someone. I guess fathers cannot participate in any of these responsibilities.
I get that this is a product of the times, and I bet it was a provocative choice for some libraries. My worst fear is that someone will pick this up while browsing and not realize how dated it is. I just cringe. This is worse than having nothing.
I also included the job description for librarian in the last 2 shots. Note the salary.
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