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.


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)

Looks like this “last” post will have to be a two-parter due to large files and/or internet can’t handle hot librarian parties.

These photos are all from the Que(e)ry Party, last 3 from the Librarian Realness Contest:

Big Dipper & Hank Tina-Tram: Performers, photos 1 and 2

Jessica Speer: Research Specialist, Academic Library and Volunteer, Read/Write Library, Chicago, IL, “shelving”
Huck Poe: Writer, Chicago, IL, “shelving”
Winner: Our photographer did not catch this lovely lady’s name who won. Those in the know, or lucky winner herself, get at us with the info so we can update.

Penultimate batch of #ala2013 pics! And how exciting to have an opportunity to use fancy vocab. One more party-esque photoset on the way later today. It’s true because it rhymes.

Michele PaladinesAdult and Teen Services, Public Library, Oak Park, IL & Shelley HarrisChildren’s Services, Public Library, Oak Park, IL

Brenda BarronSchool Librarian, K-6, Chicago, IL

Amanda Joan WaughDoctoral Student (studying youth and school libraries), University of Maryland College Park

Erica GauquierTeen Services Librarian, Public Library, Darien, CT & Jaina LewisTeen Services Librarian, Public Library, Westport, CT

Brandon Dudley: Library Director, Academic, Sonoma, CA (Sporting the code4lib t-shirt.)

Brooke WilliamsMLIS Candidate & ALA Student Chapter President, Madison, WI.  (First time ALA Attendee.)

Miriam MedowChildren’s Librarian, Public, Oakland, CA.  (Socks button up the back.)

Bonnie CampbellLibrary Assistant, Academic, Waimea, New Zealand 

Sarah WenzelBibliographer for Literatures of Europe & the Americas, Academic Library, Chicago, IL

Zeke LeonardChief Tinkerer, University, Syracuse, NY  (Collects vintage ties from the 40s like this rayon beauty.)

P.S. Check out who our photographers were here

And another batch of #ala2013 pics! More, more, more

Jack Martin: public librarian, NYC

Judith Logan: Reference Librarian, Academic Library, Toronto, ON

Gina: public librarian, St. Louis, MO & runs

Derek Mosley: Director, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Academic Library, Lafayette, LA

Julie Jurgens: Kids’ World School Services Coordinator, Public Library, Arlington Heights, IL

Andrea Perez: Outreach Librarian, Public Library, Westland, MI

Karen Murray: Teens Services Program Coordinator, Public Library, East Cleveland, OH

Daniel Ransom: academic librarian, San Francisco, CA

Kate Fortney: Copyright Librarian at digital library, Santa Cruz, CA Adam Beauchamp: academic librarian at Tulane, New Orleans, LA 


P.S. Check out who our photographers were here

Third batch of #ala2013 pics! There are more, coming at you all this week

Shanna MilesSchool Library Media Specialist, School Library, Atlanta, GA

Lauren BradleySystems Librarian, Special Library, New York, NY (@bibliosaurusrex)

Amy Brese:  Teen Librarian, Public Library, Maplewood, MN

Dan Hickey: Research services coordinator at Cornell; Brian C. Hare: Youth Services Manager at Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library; & Corey Wittig: Digital Learning Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Joshua Barton: Head of Copy Cataloging, Philosophy Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries (@bartonjp) & Kelly McElroy: Undergraduate Services Librarian at the University of Iowa (@kellymce)

Jade Kara Mishler: Special Projects Librarian at Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica

Casey McIntyre: Publicity Manager, integrated marketing at HarperCollins Children’s Books & Mary Dubbs: MLIS Student and Graduate Assistant at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

P.S. Check out who our photographers were here