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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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

Quite the sartorial surprise when we both showed up at work wearing black and teal! And it demonstrates that empire-waisted dresses are flattering for both pregnant and non-pregnant bellies. :)
Community college librarians (reference & instruction), Gresham, OR View high resolution

Quite the sartorial surprise when we both showed up at work wearing black and teal! And it demonstrates that empire-waisted dresses are flattering for both pregnant and non-pregnant bellies. :)

Community college librarians (reference & instruction), Gresham, OR

Research LibrarianStoel Rives LLP (firm)Portland OR
(50 Shades of Grey, if it’s not apparent) View high resolution

Research Librarian
Stoel Rives LLP (firm)
Portland OR

(50 Shades of Grey, if it’s not apparent)

Faculty librarian, community college, Gresham, OR
I even used my little basket while teaching a library session today! View high resolution

Faculty librarian, community college, Gresham, OR

I even used my little basket while teaching a library session today!

Something for the librarian Halloween edition: Harry Potter!
Turner Masland
Resource Sharing Supervisor, Portland State University
Academic
Portland, Oregon View high resolution

Something for the librarian Halloween edition: Harry Potter!

Turner Masland

Resource Sharing Supervisor, Portland State University

Academic

Portland, Oregon

I’m checking out the new space for the library I helped plan for the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, PNCA’s future home! 
Serenity Ibsen, Technical Services and Archives Librarian, Pacific Northwest College of Art View high resolution

I’m checking out the new space for the library I helped plan for the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, PNCA’s future home! 

Serenity Ibsen, Technical Services and Archives Librarian, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Our special bike post is here from the University of Oregon Libraries! #ala2013 pics will be up later this week, photographers are sending them in and then it needs to be formatted. This should definitely hold you over, enjoy!
 
Bike Commuters of the University of Oregon Libraries*
photos by Mandi Garcia
Andrew, Associate University Librarian, Media & Instructional Services, @andrewbonamici - Single speed Panasonic DX-2000 (Osaka ca. 1985) built up with used parts.  Saddle: vintage Ideale 80, Helmet: Uvex XP City helmet with integrated rear light, Shoulder Bag: Archival Clothing Large Field Bag, Clothing is typical academic admin uniform of navy blazer, charcoal slacks, dress shirt, black belt and oxfords.
Paul, Head, Reference & Research Services, my bike is a 1970 Raleigh International, with many of the original components (Campagnolo derailleur, Reynolds frame, Weinmann brakes, Brooks saddle, etc.)

Karen, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, outfit bought in Seattle during ALA, big city and all.  Bicycle is custom-built by Winter Bicycles and recent recipient of the North American Handmade Bicycle show for Best Finish (2013).  Upright position helps with librarian-induced wrist pain and lightweight tubing and tailored fit makes riding feel like flying. www.winterbicycles.com

Hans, Project Manager / Network Trainer for the Network Startup Resource Center, my bike is an upcycled ’80s Schwinn World Sport; fenders and a basket make it useful for hauling things to and from work. I sometimes wear my Archival Clothing flap musette as well to carry a spare tube and lights.

Lesli, Image Services Coordinator, co-founder of Archival Clothing @ArchCloth, Ensemble: Centralia Knitting Mills cardigan, Hunting World trousers, Quoddy mocs, Sunny Sports kerchief; Bike: Rivendell Custom  http://www.archivalclothing.com/

Heidi, Library Technician 2 in Image Services, My bike is a 1967 Schwinn Collegiate. I purchased it at Blue Heron Bicycles. My dress was purchases from Nobody’s Baby two years ago from the 80’s rack. My cardigan is a hand-me-down from my sister. 

Kathy, Map/GIS Librarian, Bike: Marin Kentfield FS in Talus Green Gloss with Rubber Duck horn

Tom, Head, Document Center, Bike: Marin, Outfit: St. Vinnies, Website: http://library.uoregon.edu/guides/planning/bicycles.html

Joe, Broadcast Engineer, Center for Media and Educational Technologies
 
(Karen and Lesli again)

Miriam, Social Sciences Librarian, Bike: Marin, basic commuter hybrid bike, thrifted outfit, vintage french glasses

Terry
Library Technician / Audio & Video Room Coordinator (and musician), my bike is a Raleigh “Misceo.” I chose this hybrid model for its suitability for my commute to and from work, which in the winter months involves riding over pot-hole pocked streets after dark, so the larger tires, and front-post suspension really helps.
 
Katie, Digital Metadata Technician, Everything was thrifted - bike, dress, belt.

Marilyn, Senior Conservation Technician, Collection Services, my bike is a Marin Larkspur, City Series, upgraded with faux leather seat and grips, bell, rear rack and side basket, purchased at end of year closeout from Blue Heron Bicycles, coached by Lesli.

Stephanie, Law Reference Librarian, 
my bike is a Trek 022 originally owned by another librarian and gifted to me a couple of years ago.  It’s probably vintage late 1970s.

(Group) *The UO Libraries have many more bike commuters than are pictured here but they weren’t all available to be photographed.
Library conference style — double the fun!
Community college librarians
Portland, Oregon View high resolution

Library conference style — double the fun!

Community college librarians

Portland, Oregon

Just your average (stylish) Thursday at the library!
Community college librarians
Oregon View high resolution

Just your average (stylish) Thursday at the library!

Community college librarians

Oregon