Librarian Wardrobe

Not always buns and sensible shoes, librarians at various types of libraries have different styles (and dress codes). Check it out here or submit your own.

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My cephalopod dress!
Adult Services Librarian at a public library in Illinois. View high resolution

My cephalopod dress!

Adult Services Librarian at a public library in Illinois.

Guess what! We are doing a raffle giveaway!! a raffle giveaway For 1 copy of The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work on ACRL Press!!!
Contest opens today at 12pm Pacific and closes Wednesday, June 25th at 12pm Pacific. All you need to do is Tweet that you’re hoping to win a copy with the hashtag: #lwbook, and you are entered to win. We will be choosing the lucky person randomly.
The winner will be able to either pick up their book in person at #alaac14 in Vegas or we can mail it to you if you won’t be at the conference.
(We will also be raffling off two copies of the book at our book release party! This event is during/part of the After Hours party with EveryLibrary!)
Goodluck!

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Guess what! We are doing a raffle giveaway!! a raffle giveaway For 1 copy of The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work on ACRL Press!!!

Contest opens today at 12pm Pacific and closes Wednesday, June 25th at 12pm Pacific. All you need to do is Tweet that you’re hoping to win a copy with the hashtag: #lwbook, and you are entered to win. We will be choosing the lucky person randomly.

The winner will be able to either pick up their book in person at #alaac14 in Vegas or we can mail it to you if you won’t be at the conference.

(We will also be raffling off two copies of the book at our book release party! This event is during/part of the After Hours party with EveryLibrary!)

Goodluck!

We hope you’ll join us for this #alaac14 ACRL New Members Discussion Group session where two chapter authors, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith and Sarah Steiner, will be presenting on their research in The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work out NOW on ACRL Press!

The Stories We Tell: Academic librarians and identity
Date/Time: Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:30-11:30
Room: Bally Palace 3

How do we begin to describe the professional identity of academic librarians? What are the stories we tell about ourselves to our users, our institutions, and especially to each other? Do these stories provide a view that is multidimensional and reflective of the racial and ethnic diversity of our field and the users we serve?

This year, the ACRL New Members Discussion Group is teaming up with the creators of Librarian Wardrobe and two of the authors from the forthcoming book, The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work, to discuss the shared stories of academic librarianship: ones that reflect our view of ourselves, our professional identities, and professional stereotypes.

We hope you’ll join us! The event will be an informal, round table discussion. Link to event in ALA Scheduler.

Panelists:

Isabel Gonzalez-Smith is an Academic Resident Librarian at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago, in reference and instruction. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an MLIS and has experience working in a public library, rare book store, archive, special collections, and academic libraries. She co-authored “Unpacking Identity: Racial, Ethnic, and Professional Identity and Academic Librarians of Color” in The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work. Her interests are user experience, assessment, human-centered design, and diversity in academic librarianship.

Derrick Jefferson is the Communications Librarian at American University in Washington, DC. He received his MLIS from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA as a Project Recovery scholar based in New Orleans, and his MFA in film from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA , where he focused on screenwriting and producing. Interested in diversity in higher education as well as the intersection of race, class, and gender with media and pop culture, he tweets about food, vinyl records, and libraries at @geekandahalf.

Sarah LeMire is Assistant Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, where she coordinates the library’s Knowledge Commons and information literacy instruction for the University’s first-year writing course. Her first career was in the U.S. Army, where she served as an Arabic translator in the 4th Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq. Due to her military service and post-military experiences as a student veteran, she is passionate about her ongoing outreach efforts to student veterans on campus.

Raymond Pun is a research and reference services librarian in New York University Shanghai where he provides reference and research support to faculty and students. Previously he worked in New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as a research librarian providing reference and instructional services. He holds an M.L.S and a M.A. in East Asian Studies. In 2012, the Library Journal nominated him as a Mover and Shaker, and this year he is part of ALA’s Emerging Leaders. He has published and presented extensively in the fields of digital literacy, Chinese cultural studies and history, international librarianship.

Sarah Steiner is the Head of Research & Instruction Services at Western Carolina University Library. Sarah earned her Master of Library Science degree from the University of South Florida and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Georgia State University. She regularly writes and speaks on instruction skills, social media in libraries, and emerging technologies.

ACRL NMDG Co-Conveners: Tyler Dzuba, John Jackson, and Elizabeth Psyck

Professor do Departamento de Ciências da Informação da Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brasil). View high resolution

Professor do Departamento de Ciências da Informação da Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brasil).

TBT  1987
Fordham Library Center
Children’s Reading Room
largest public library in the BX View high resolution

TBT  1987

Fordham Library Center

Children’s Reading Room

largest public library in the BX

A couple of weeks ago I ran into a student in the cafeteria (it’s where I get some of my best outreach work on). She thanked me for coming to guest lecture for the Sign Language Interpretation program. What she said next really struck me.
"I remember your shoes, they made you seem trustworthy. I mean, sure I am always impressed by people who know their stuff and bring genius levels of knowledge - but the next thing I consider is always the shoes. I just don’t trust people with shoes I cannot relate to.”
The shoes in question? My trusty gray and sparkly-pink Chuck Taylors. Same ones that used to be in my LW Admin profile photo (seen here). 
Remember that you don’t always need to wear beat up sparkly shoes - but you should wear shoes that are a reflection of your own authentic self.
Allie Flanary, Faculty Librarian: User Experience SpecialistPortland Community CollegeOregon

A couple of weeks ago I ran into a student in the cafeteria (it’s where I get some of my best outreach work on). She thanked me for coming to guest lecture for the Sign Language Interpretation program. What she said next really struck me.

"I remember your shoes, they made you seem trustworthy. I mean, sure I am always impressed by people who know their stuff and bring genius levels of knowledge - but the next thing I consider is always the shoes. I just don’t trust people with shoes I cannot relate to.”

The shoes in question? My trusty gray and sparkly-pink Chuck Taylors. Same ones that used to be in my LW Admin profile photo (seen here). 

Remember that you don’t always need to wear beat up sparkly shoes - but you should wear shoes that are a reflection of your own authentic self.

Allie Flanary, Faculty Librarian: User Experience Specialist
Portland Community College
Oregon

Assistant Librarian, LibraryThing for Libraries; Portland, Maine
Photo Credit: Jack Tar 207 - Maine Style
Location: Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Exchange St., Portland, Maine View high resolution

Assistant Librarian, LibraryThing for Libraries; Portland, Maine

Photo Credit: Jack Tar 207 - Maine Style

Location: Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Exchange St., Portland, Maine

Hi Friends, look what we’ve got for you at #alaac14! Our book cover artist Dorothy Gambrell of catandgirl.com has illustrated portraits of all authors, and Miriam Rigby has turned the drawings into pins that we will be giving away in Vegas! We also have general book pins (last pic) that are images adapted from chapter 8 on the cat lady librarian stereotype by Amanda Brennan and Dorothy Gambrell. Pins will likely be in a variety of colors, not just b&w. Collect them all!

Authors will have some pins with them if you hope to get one or a few, and we might be able to leave some at the ACRL booth. 

If you haven’t already read chapter 1 and the foreword via the OA pdf copy that ACRL Press made available, check it out here: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/8818. We hear it’s good!

At ALA, you can purchase the book from the ALA book store, and soon the online ALA/ACRL store will have the book available for sale. Once that’s up we will share, but the first copies will be at ALA in Vegas.

More info for ALA:

  1. Friday, 6/27: Nicole & Miriam will be at the ACRL booth (#1847) from 5:30-6:15pm to promote the book. Come visit us and say hi, get a pin! We’ll have a couple copies of the book at the booth for you to peruse. We look forward to chatting with you!

  2. Saturday, 6/28: Hit up the ACRL New Members Discussion Group panel where Isabel Gonzalez-Smith and Sarah Steiner will be talking about their research / chapters for “The Stories We Tell: Academic Librarians and Identity.” The discussion will focus on professional folklore and diversity within librarianship with the addition of two other panelists. It should be an engaging discussion!

  3. Saturday, 6/28: Join us at our book release party (as part of the After Hours Party with EveryLibrary) to celebrate! We will be doing a champagne toast at 10pm and are working on gathering (vegan + gluten-free) cupcakes or some other awesome confection to share with you as well. We have a limited budget, so desserts will be first come, first served.

    And exciting news, we will be raffling off two copies of the book at the party, as well as one copy over Twitter! More details on that next week!
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everylibrary:

Help make “If I had only known, I would have helped my Library” a thing of the past. Donate today to the Rapid Response Fund. Help us help local libraries reach their advocates during a funding crisis. Our fundraising campaign kicks off today! Your donation will make the difference.

LW loves EveryLibrary!