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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Keith Schwartz
Music Reference Librarian
Traverse Area District Library Public
Woodmere Branch
Traverse City, Michigan  View high resolution

Keith Schwartz

Music Reference Librarian

Traverse Area District Library Public

Woodmere Branch

Traverse City, Michigan 

Survey: Code of Conduct Violations at ALA Conferences

Are you aware of ALA’s Code of Conduct? It exists to provide ALA conference attendees with a “harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.”

Have you been harassed, sexually or otherwise, at a conference? Experienced transphobia or homophobia or ableism? Felt unsafe? Experienced unwanted physical contact? Received fatphobic comments? Been stalked, either physically or virtually? Have you witnessed any of the previous situations? OR, have you only had pleasant conference experiences? Please fill out this survey

At only 10 questions long, this survey exists to document Code of Conduct violations at ALA conferences. Consider filling it out if you have EVER attended an ALA conference. Any anecdotes and/or stories appreciated.

For the survey, click here.

For the story behind the survey, click here.

The survey currently has over 150 responses, but more would be appreciated so that a variety of experiences can be documented.

If you have already filled out the survey, please consider sharing it on your Facebook page, Tweeting it, or reblogging it here.

Many thanks.

I am a library assistant for Hendrix College, a private library with a United States Methodist archive system. Located in Conway, Arkansas.  View high resolution

I am a library assistant for Hendrix College, a private library with a United States Methodist archive system. Located in Conway, Arkansas. 

Keep an eye out for these ladies and gentleman in Las Vegas, they will be asking to take your picture for Librarian Wardrobe. They will also have LW buttons to confirm they are photographers for the blog.

Bios follow with some information about what catches their eye. If asked to have your picture taken, and you agree, they will need some information: your position title or student/other status, type of library/museum/archive/etc, and location (state if in the USA, or country if outside).

The photos above, from top down, are:

Aisha Conner-Gaten. Aisha is a recent MSLIS grad and the Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist at GSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a master of the webcam selfie and has since learned that setting up tech (crawling under desks, finding ethernet ports, etc.) and wearing skirts do not mix.

Isabel Gonzalez-Smith. Isabel is an Academic Resident Librarian at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in reference and instruction. She has two black cats, wanderlust, an endless appetite for Chicago hot dogs, and an obsession with photo booths. Follow her on Twitter at @Isa__GS.

Matthew Windsor. Matthew is the systems and media services librarian for Hendrix College, a small liberal arts school in central Arkansas. He completed the LIS program at Drexel University and is currently finishing his last semester in the MSIS program.

Kaity Bequette. Kaity is a recent grad of the GSLIS program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently works full-time as a Helpdesk Specialist at the College of Engineering on the same campus. She likes to call herself a “Sleeper Cell Librarian”. “After all, a Helpdesk is just a reference desk that specializes in technology!”

Sharon McKellar. Sharon is the Community Relations Librarian for the Oakland Public Library in California. An excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Committee and a master of layering, she will be on the lookout for the best patterns and most awesome shoes in Vegas. Bonus points for messy hair, adorable tights, great glasses and handmade or vintage items. If you don’t get to meet her in person, you can find all of her snark on Twitter where she is @sharon.

Jaime Hammond. Jaime is a community college library director, interested in retention, outreach, library spaces, innovation and can be found on Twitter as @trudysmoke. She is an instigator in the best sense of the term, involving herself in many innovative, creative and fun library-inspired projects. Most importantly, she has a big mouth and an even bigger heart.

Dana Skwirut. Dana is a Youth Services librarian in central New Jersey. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time. You can find her on the internet at danaskwirut.com.

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