Famous Librarian Also Famous Jerk

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Melvil Dewey: inventor of the Dewey decimal system, godfather of modern library science, and…sexist jerk? According to this Bitch blog post, Dewey helped open the field of librarianship to women by allowing them into his classes at Columbia’s library school, but he also relentlessly sexually harassed them. Plus: “Due to blatant racism, anti-Semitism, and sexual misconduct, […]

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