Librarian Wardrobe

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Packing/wardrobe tips from Buffy Hamilton!

ALA Annual 2011 Sampler
ALA Annual 2011 Sampler by buffyjhamilton featuring wedge heels

J Crew sun dress
$98 - jcrew.com

J Crew long skirt
$60 - jcrew.com

Born wedge heels
$70 - nordstrom.com

J Crew bib necklace
$30 - jcrew.com

J Crew silk scarve
$20 - jcrew.com

Straw fedora
$18 - nordstrom.com

FOSSIL aviator sunglasses
$50 - endless.com

Sephora: Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain: Lip Stain
$24 - sephora.com

Fossil Tava Fabric Cross-Body
$78 - endless.com

Bio: Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, is a nineteen year veteran educator and passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students. Buffy’s Media 21 program is an ALA OITP 2011 Cutting Edge Service Award winner and she is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She was also recently named the School Library Blog winner in the 2011 Salem Library Blog Awards.

Blog: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/; Portfolio: http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/ ; Twitter @buffyjhamilton

What I’m Packing

Being a veteran of hot and steamy weather here in Georgia, I know that dressing comfortably yet fashionably can be a challenge in muggy conditions. I’m primarily packing cotton or cotton blend pieces for ALA Annual to stay cool in the heat, but I’m also packing some lightweight cardigans since the air conditioning sometimes can be a bit strong. I like to bring primary neutral pieces in khaki, caramel, silvers, and grays since they are easy to accessorize; however, I also am bringing a few pieces in modern red and coral, this year’s hot new colors, to add a little punch to my wardrobe. I am primarily bringing dresses, a few skirts, and some sleeveless tops since I’m primarily either in presentations or committee meetings although I have some casual pieces I have for afterhours. As much as I love my running, I’ll be leaving the workout gear at home and take advantage of the travel time for a few rest days!

Footwear: I’m really trying to be practical this year and not pack too many pairs of shoes. I will be bringing some flat yet casually dressy Born sandals as well as a pair of metallic Born wedges that can go easily from day to evening outings and still keep my feet happy. For flying, I like to wear a pair of J. Crew flip flops because they are comfortable and easy to slip on/off at security.

Accessories: I’m trying to limit myself to one fedora—-I love how hats add a little flair to your wardrobe, but as someone who is sensitive to the sun, hats are a great addition to sunscreen (I love Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock, SPF 70—layers great under your foundation or powder) for protecting my face from the hot rays. I’ll bring a few essential J. Crew necklaces that I adore and that go with practically anything as well as a funky new Anthropologie ring I scored on clearance (I am all about the sales) that will add an earthy element to several outfits. I will probably also bring a couple of scarves—these dress up any outfit and can double as a shawl indoors if needed.

Lip Gloss: I am a serious lip gloss junkie, but I’ll be limiting myself to a few new favorites for ALA and ISTE. I highly recommend Stila’s new Coconut lip stain—this is a gold rose that can be applied for varying intensity; I also like the Stila shimmer lip glosses in Sunlight and Kitten—these are great alone or layered with the Coconut lip stain. I also like Clinique lip glosses because they have great pigments plus SPF 15—-Sunset is a great neutral as is Lancome’s Color Fever gloss in Sunbaked Coral.

I’ll try and post pics of outfits throughout my stay in New Orleans, and I hope to see you in person at one of my presentations!

I’m Jenna Freedman, Research and Zine Librarian at Barnard College. I blog at Lower East Side Librarian and am the primary if sometimes absentee tweeter at BarnLib and RadReference.  You can review the 17 notes I inserted on Flickr into the photo above (can also click the photo to get to Flickr), but I’ll try to hit the highlights of my conference attendance packing advice here.
I tend to be a casual, some might even say frumpy, dresser in the best of times, but in hot, humid New Orleans, I truly recommend joining me in dressing for comfort. Won’t you look better in a tank top than a silk shirt with enormous sweat stains anyway? 
It is not hot and humid indoors in most conference venues. It is freezing. I’m carrying a sweater and scarf in my backpack. 
Snacks! I’m bringing vegan snacks in particular, but even for omnivores it’s a good idea to travel with food. The convention center’s offerings are underwhelming and overpriced, and the cc isn’t near much either, to my memory. 
Propaganda: I’m making fliers for the zine reading I’m doing and for the Radical Reference meeting I’m helping coordinate. And I’m putting extra business cards in my backpack right now, which I often forget to do. 
Travel mug and water bottle. Enough said, right? 
Don’t forget your power cords and cables: laptop, phone, camera, etc. 
Back to clothes, I plan to pack lightly. A sleeveless dress, a skirt, a pair of shorts, two or three T-shirts, sweater. Plus running clothes and jammies. Footware: running shoes, cute low top sneakers, and maybe flip-flops. I haven’t decided yet about a bathing suit. I know this doesn’t sound all that light, but this is a three week trip for me. 
The conference launches the Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation tour, which culminates in the Zine Librarians (un)Conference.  If anyone cares, my ALA schedule is on my blog.  I’d love to see y’all at the Radical Reference Meeting & Social Saturday, 5:30-7 at The Roosevelt Hotel Bar 116 University Place (free! vegan-friendly refreshments!);  at Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation tour launch Sunday 6:30-8 Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Nadine Vorhoff Library 100 Caroline Richardson Bldg., 62 Newcomb Place, Tulane University (Transportation will provided between the convention center and the library, pick-up at 6pm in front of Convention Center Hall E);  and at Cataloging Zine Collections in Libraries and Info-shops (I’m presenting), Monday 4-5:30 Convention Center 297.

I’m Jenna Freedman, Research and Zine Librarian at Barnard College. I blog at Lower East Side Librarian and am the primary if sometimes absentee tweeter at BarnLib and RadReference. You can review the 17 notes I inserted on Flickr into the photo above (can also click the photo to get to Flickr), but I’ll try to hit the highlights of my conference attendance packing advice here.

  • I tend to be a casual, some might even say frumpy, dresser in the best of times, but in hot, humid New Orleans, I truly recommend joining me in dressing for comfort. Won’t you look better in a tank top than a silk shirt with enormous sweat stains anyway?
  • It is not hot and humid indoors in most conference venues. It is freezing. I’m carrying a sweater and scarf in my backpack.
  • Snacks! I’m bringing vegan snacks in particular, but even for omnivores it’s a good idea to travel with food. The convention center’s offerings are underwhelming and overpriced, and the cc isn’t near much either, to my memory.
  • Propaganda: I’m making fliers for the zine reading I’m doing and for the Radical Reference meeting I’m helping coordinate. And I’m putting extra business cards in my backpack right now, which I often forget to do.
  • Travel mug and water bottle. Enough said, right?
  • Don’t forget your power cords and cables: laptop, phone, camera, etc.
  • Back to clothes, I plan to pack lightly. A sleeveless dress, a skirt, a pair of shorts, two or three T-shirts, sweater. Plus running clothes and jammies. Footware: running shoes, cute low top sneakers, and maybe flip-flops. I haven’t decided yet about a bathing suit. I know this doesn’t sound all that light, but this is a three week trip for me.

The conference launches the Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation tour, which culminates in the Zine Librarians (un)Conference. If anyone cares, my ALA schedule is on my blog. I’d love to see y’all at the Radical Reference Meeting & Social Saturday, 5:30-7 at The Roosevelt Hotel Bar 116 University Place (free! vegan-friendly refreshments!); at Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation tour launch Sunday 6:30-8 Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Nadine Vorhoff Library 100 Caroline Richardson Bldg., 62 Newcomb Place, Tulane University (Transportation will provided between the convention center and the library, pick-up at 6pm in front of Convention Center Hall E); and at Cataloging Zine Collections in Libraries and Info-shops (I’m presenting), Monday 4-5:30 Convention Center 297.

I’m Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. I blog at info-mational & tweet @charbooth.
Packing for conferences is all about wise shoe choices, so I’m including a triptych of the four to five pairs that I’ll be bringing to New Orleans. Flips and boots are the other likely suspects.
To each its own function: topsiders for whatever, oxfords for presenting, disgusting Toms for running/spelunking.
To see the oxfords in action, you can catch me Friday the 24th at 9:30  keynoting the RUSA Preconference Strange Bedfellows: IT and Reference Collaborations to Enhance User Experiences, Sunday the 26th at 4 at the EQUACC Progress Panel, and hopefully (if I can swing it), at The Right to Read: Increasing Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Panel on Sunday the 26th from 1:30-3:30.
Happy conferencing, and don’t be afraid of heat/humidity: it’s a beautiful combination. View high resolution

I’m Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. I blog at info-mational & tweet @charbooth.

Packing for conferences is all about wise shoe choices, so I’m including a triptych of the four to five pairs that I’ll be bringing to New Orleans. Flips and boots are the other likely suspects.

To each its own function: topsiders for whatever, oxfords for presenting, disgusting Toms for running/spelunking.

To see the oxfords in action, you can catch me Friday the 24th at 9:30  keynoting the RUSA Preconference Strange Bedfellows: IT and Reference Collaborations to Enhance User Experiences, Sunday the 26th at 4 at the EQUACC Progress Panel, and hopefully (if I can swing it), at The Right to Read: Increasing Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Panel on Sunday the 26th from 1:30-3:30.

Happy conferencing, and don’t be afraid of heat/humidity: it’s a beautiful combination.

Special Edition Librarian Wardrobe continues with inside info and tips from some awesome librarians you have likely seen and/or read!
These bags are what David Lee King will be bringing his clothing and technology in to ALA 2011. Here is what he has to say about packing:

Here’s what I’ll take to ALA, and what I normally take on trips:
One carry-on bag, and my laptop bag.
The carry-on bag is a Red Oxx Air Boss, from http://www.redoxx.com/ - and recommended by the fine dude at http://www.onebag.com/ - so I like to travel as light as possible (translation = I cram as much stuff as I can in that!)
I usually double up days on outfits, and only bring 1-2 pairs of shoes, so I don’t really have much stuff to take.
Laptop bag:
all the important stuff!
translation: iPad, laptop, camera, external microphones, and a bunch of cables and adapters. The iPhone’s in my pocket.

You can see David Lee King present at ALA at Seriously Social: Leveraging Social Media on Saturday, June 25, 10:30am - 12pm in the Convention Center, room 383-385.

Special Edition Librarian Wardrobe continues with inside info and tips from some awesome librarians you have likely seen and/or read!

These bags are what David Lee King will be bringing his clothing and technology in to ALA 2011. Here is what he has to say about packing:

Here’s what I’ll take to ALA, and what I normally take on trips:

One carry-on bag, and my laptop bag.

  • The carry-on bag is a Red Oxx Air Boss, from http://www.redoxx.com/ - and recommended by the fine dude at http://www.onebag.com/ - so I like to travel as light as possible (translation = I cram as much stuff as I can in that!)
  • I usually double up days on outfits, and only bring 1-2 pairs of shoes, so I don’t really have much stuff to take.

Laptop bag:

  • all the important stuff!
  • translation: iPad, laptop, camera, external microphones, and a bunch of cables and adapters. The iPhone’s in my pocket.

You can see David Lee King present at ALA at Seriously Social: Leveraging Social Media on Saturday, June 25, 10:30am - 12pm in the Convention Center, room 383-385.

Special Edition Librarian Wardrobe for ALA 2011! Since Tumblr is for microblogging, a large entry with a lot of image data just wouldn’t work here, so it’s posted at The Pumped Librarian in 3 parts.
Part 1: Intro and selecting outfits
Part 2: Continuing to mix and match outfits
Part 3: Packing it all up, extra tips, and links
Please comment, share, and/or ask questions if you have any. You can comment with your question or use the “ask” feature for Tumblr. Thanks!

Special Edition Librarian Wardrobe for ALA 2011! Since Tumblr is for microblogging, a large entry with a lot of image data just wouldn’t work here, so it’s posted at The Pumped Librarian in 3 parts.

Part 1: Intro and selecting outfits

Part 2: Continuing to mix and match outfits

Part 3: Packing it all up, extra tips, and links

Please comment, share, and/or ask questions if you have any. You can comment with your question or use the “ask” feature for Tumblr. Thanks!