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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Department Chair & Librarian, Electronic Access, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Summer session at the ref desk. View high resolution

Department Chair & Librarian, Electronic Access, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Summer session at the ref desk.

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

This is Naomi, our new Reference Librarian! Naomi has been with us since she was a student worker, and we’re so happy to finally have her at the ref desk! She is wearing a great “structured blazer” that needed LW fame.
reference librarian
academic/community college library
connecticut

This is Naomi, our new Reference Librarian! Naomi has been with us since she was a student worker, and we’re so happy to finally have her at the ref desk! She is wearing a great “structured blazer” that needed LW fame.

  • reference librarian
  • academic/community college library
  • connecticut
library managercommunity college Albuquerque, NM
one of many department Scrabble tiles View high resolution

library managercommunity college
Albuquerque, NM

one of many department Scrabble tiles

Great librarian minds think alike, even when it comes to fashion. Our coordinated outfits were completely accidental.
community college librarians, California View high resolution

Great librarian minds think alike, even when it comes to fashion. Our coordinated outfits were completely accidental.

community college librarians, California

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

Reference & Instruction Librarian / Department Chairperson Community college Chicago, IL Seattle weather broke me, and forced me to go all “Ramona the Pest” style. View high resolution

Reference & Instruction Librarian / Department Chairperson Community college Chicago, IL Seattle weather broke me, and forced me to go all “Ramona the Pest” style.

My first year as an official librarian!
Instructional/Digital Services Librarian
Community college library
Southern Nevada View high resolution

My first year as an official librarian!

Instructional/Digital Services Librarian

Community college library

Southern Nevada