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.


Hi Friends, look what we’ve got for you at #alaac14! Our book cover artist Dorothy Gambrell of 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: 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!

And third set from #ARLIS2014 is now up! Thanks to our photographers!

  1. Alison Verplaeste - Regis University - Denver, CO
  2. Daniel Payne - OCAD University - Toronto, Canada
  3. Julie Williamsen - Brigham Young University - Provo, UT
  4. Cheyenne Stradinger - JPRA - Alexandria, VA
  5. Felicia Boretzky - The Media Preserve - PA
  6. Bill Sherfey - Preservation Technologies LP - PA


Diana Harter is the Humanities Department Assistant at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. She received her MLIS degree from the University of North Texas and her BA in Humanities from Brigham Young University. She truly enjoyed looking at all the fashionable librarians at the ARLIS/NA conference in Washington, DC and she wanted to feature some of the stylish men, women, and shoes in attendance. Diana said, “I wasn’t able to capture all the great shoes I saw, but hopefully you’ll get an idea of the fabulous shoes present at the conference through my pictures.”

Another set of #ARLIS2014 photos!

  1. Julie - Librarian, Museum Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. 
  2. Lucy - Librarian, Academic Library, NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA
  3. Kelly - MLIS Student and Curatorial Fellow,  Museum Archives, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
  4. Ann - Head of Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Academic Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  5. Martha - Architecture & Planning Librarian, Academic Library, University of Texas, Austin, TX  (note: awesome earrings)
  6. Paula - Librarian, Academic Library, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada
    Greta - Minnesota Digital Library Metadata Coordinator, Academic Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 
    Jamie - Learning Librarian, Exhibits & Programming Librarian, Academic Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Sarah Burris is Library Intern at Gulf Coast State College Library in Panama City, FL (  I received my MFA and MLIS degrees from Kent State University.  This was my first national conference with ARLIS and am already planning to participate next year! There truly was an abundance of fashionable librarians - I wish I had taken more photographs!  Thank you ARLIS for an amazing experience in Washington, DC!!

This is the first in a series of photos from #ARLIS2014! Thanks to all of our photographers this year! Find photo information below, followed by the photographer’s bio.

  1. Skye Lacerte - Special Library at an Academic Institution - Missouri
  2. Sandra Toro – Government —Washington DC.
  3. Karen Schneider – Museum Library – Washington, DC
  4. Katie Riel – Academic Library – Massachusetts and Carla Crookendale – Academic Library – Georgia
  5. Amy Trendler – Academic Library – Indiana
  6. Andi Back – Academic Library – Kansas
  7. Bronwyn Dorhofer – Academic Library – Oregon
  8. Laurie Whitehill Chong – Academic Library – Rhode Island
  9. Leila Prasertwaitaya – Special Collection at an Academic Institution – Virginia
  10. Lauren Gottlieb – MLIS starting her PHD in the fall – Wisconsin


My name is Jessica Spears. I work at the Monroe College Library in the Bronx and I am getting my second masters in Art History at Hunter College.
Alas, I took quite a few pictures that were too blurry or off center to be included in this set. I loved meeting and seeing so many awesome ladies and gents at ARLIS. See you next year!

Much thanks to Marie Reist, librarian at a public library in Oklahoma, for taking these pictures of attendees! She tumbls at and can be found on twitter

First row: (left to right) Karen, assistant to library director, public
library, Texas; Christina, Youth Services Librarian, public library, Texas.

Second row: (left to right): Rosie, high school Librarian, school
library, Texas; Tanya, library assistant, high school library, Texas;
(left to right): Holly, MLIS student and graduate assistant, Texas; Nora Ohnishi, MLIS student, Texas; Sarah, MLIS student, Texas.

Third row: JoAnn Conlon,  Director of Innovative Media Resource
Systems at Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX. Robert Young, Public
Services Librarian, public library, Texas;

Fourth row: Debora, Librarian, public library, Texas.

Fifth row: Lynn Head, Librarian, middle school library, Texas; Cody, Dean of Library Services, academic library, Texas.

Sixth row: Karen Yarbrough, job seeking Librarian, Texas.

Thanks to Dana Skwirut for these great pics! 

1. L: Business Librarian, Bank of Montreal Business Research Group Chicago, IL

R: Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library Richmond, VA

2. Librarian, San Jose Public Library San Jose, CA

3. Acting Director of Library Services Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT

4. Materials Management & Acquisitions Librarian Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY

5. PALS Operations Training Manager, Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport, NY

6.Student, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information New Brunswick, NJ

Thank you to Dale McNeil for these photos!


  • Director, Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island 
  • Vendor, Miami, Florida 
  • Associate University Librarian, Academic Library, St. Louis, Missouri


  • Director, Public Library, West Bloomfield, Michigan 
  • Retired Assistant Director, Public Library, Baltimore, Maryland


  • Head Librarian, Academic Library, Santa Clarita, CA


  • Student, Public or Academic Library, New York, NY


  • Literary professional (vendor), New York, New York


  • Coordinator, Corporation/vendor, Norwalk, Connecticut


Thank you Marc Meola for these photos!

1.Information literacy coordinator

California State University Chico, Chico, California

2. Library assistant

Haverhill public library, Massachusetts (Blue suede shoes)

3. Deputy chief information officer CRS

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Call for photographers at ALA MW 2014 in Philadelphia

Are you attending ALA MW in Philadelphia later this month? We are seeking 5-8 savvy photographers with an eye for awesome style to take photos for the Librarian Wardrobe Blog!

Fill out this form and we will contact you if you have been selected as a photographer.

Thanks and share with anyone you know who is going. See you there! 

MLS student-Texas Women’s University
Opening night mixer for Arkansas Library Association Conference (first time attendee) 
Hot Springs, AR (USA) View high resolution

MLS student-Texas Women’s University

Opening night mixer for Arkansas Library Association Conference (first time attendee) 

Hot Springs, AR (USA)