Date Approved

4-29-2019

Embargo Period

4-30-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD Doctor of Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Ane Turner

Second Advisor

Kerrigan, Monica Reid

Third Advisor

Sam, Cecile

Subject(s)

Women librarians; Sex role in the work environment

Disciplines

Higher Education | Library and Information Science

Abstract

Academic librarianship continues to be a feminized profession, yet there are specializations within the profession that tend to be gender segregated, such as library technology. In this mixed methods study, women technology librarians' behaviors are examined through the gendered lens of organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), which are discretionary, voluntary acts that are outside an employee's job description (Organ, 1988), but help shape the organizational culture and facilitate organizational functioning (Podsakoff & MacKenzie, 1997). This mixed methods study uses a survey to inform the extent of differences in organizational citizenship behaviors between men and women, and interviews to provide new insight on how women technology librarians describe their organizational citizenship behaviors. Acker's (1990) gender processing and Greenberg's (1996) organizational justice theories will be applied to their described organizational citizenship behaviors to reveal institutional barriers that creates a lack of perceived fairness within the organization. Finally, this mixed methods study assists in filling the void in research regarding gender and library technology, as well as gender, organizational citizenship behaviors, and library technology.

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