While there is a rich literature about how academic faculty manage to balance work and family life, there is a surprising paucity of research centered on academic librarianship and motherhood. In this phenomenological study based on interviews, the lived experiences of 21 librarians who are also mothers of young children are explored. Six themes focused on the benefits and rewards of combining librarianship and motherhood emerge.
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Gallin-Parisi, A. (2015). The joy of combining librarianship and motherhood. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(6), 839-846. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2015.09.002
Journal of Academic Librarianship