Purpose: This practitioner-focused study explores the issues of organizational justice for women technology librarians who experience the gendered-nature of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Design/methodology/approach: This study uses interviews (qualitative) to collect data from women technology librarians who work in an academic library within the United States. Research limitations/implications: The generalizability of the findings is due to the sample consisting of only academic librarians within the United States. The methodology also has limitations since interviews are not a perfect methodology and rely on self-reported descriptions and experiences; thus, may be susceptible to perceptional biases. The findings from the research also rely only on the gender variable while ignoring other variables that affect an individual's experiences. Practical implications: Organizations need to reevaluate perceptions of women's OCB and the structural barriers they encounter. Originality/value: This study contributes to the literature on gender and organizational citizenship behavior and gender and librarianship. Yet, in this first study that looks at gender, organizational citizenship behavior in librarianship.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Academic Librarianship|
|State||Published - Sep 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Library and Information Sciences