Nine out of ten senior management positions in Swiss libraries are held by women

Neuchâtel, 16.11.2023 - Most library activity indicators improved in 2022, after two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic: admissions (+28% compared with 2021), events organised (+42%) and participants in these events (+54%). New results show that women account for 80% of salaried library staff, and even 88% at senior management level. These data are some of the detailed results of the Swiss Library Statistics just published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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