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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#sla2013 photos! Sorry for the delay, this is LW’s fault not Meredith’s, she had her pics to us within a few days of the conference!

Tina Lerno Katz- Information Specialist at Large (and maker of this fabulous dress)

Melissa Cheung, Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Ottawa Library (Melissa got dressed every morning of the conference with the thought that she might be photographed for Librarian Wardrobe)

Erin DeFord- student Drexel University, MS Library and Information Science with an Archives Concentration, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ozzie Meza- HR Staff Manager, Allstate Insurance, Chicago, Illinois (within the library!)

Lora Bray & Stephanie Heyroth
Lora- Research Librarian, Information Resource Center, Credit Union National Associaton, Madison, Wisconsin
Stephanie- Information Specialist, Talent Acquisition, Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, Illinois

Thanks to Meredith for taking pictures, and thanks to those photographed for letting us post your pictures!

C2E2 was a blast! There were so many creative costumes and outfits from all the conference attendees. It was hard to capture the variety in just one day, so if you were in attendance, please feel free to submit your photos!


1. The Prisoner aka Tina Coleman, membership specialist at ALA, Chicago IL. The only thing missing from this photo is that pesky Rover, which might be a good thing.  


2. Alyne: library school student, reference assistant, and graphic novel expert at University of Illinois at Chicago.


3. A librarian super couple! Daena and Ben, academic librarian and technology manager in Chicago, IL.


4. Rob Dumas, reference librarian and coder extraordinaire at Chicago Public Library.


5. Me (Annie Pho), wearing a Party Cat t-shirt! Academic librarian at University of Illinois Chicago.

(Thanks for taking pictures, @catladylib!)

Hitting up conferences this weekend? Keep an eye out for these ladies (in order of pictures)…….

Annie Pho: She will be covering C2E2 in Chicago on Friday 4/26!

Annie Pho currently works as a resident librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her interests are in academic librarianship, information literacy, digital culture, and hanging out with cats. She tweets as @catladylib. Looking to snap pictures of people wearing cool cosplay costumes, the color purple, clever t-shirts, or all around awesome style.


Leslie Jankowski, Effie Patelos, and Nicole LaMoreaux: covering ARLIS/NA in Pasadena for #ARLIS2013!

Leslie Niemczura Jankowski is the Assistant Director of Library Services at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to serving as the sole cataloger, she also acts as Library Instruction Coordinator. Outside of the library she spends time with her husband Bil and toddler son Simon, and sings back up for the band Nick Tolford and Company.

Nicole LaMoreaux is currently an Evening Librarian at LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library and a Reference Assistant at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Gladys Marcus Library. She received her Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo, SUNY and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. Nicole has had a keen interest in fashion dating back to when she was in kindergarten in Alabama and always wore a wedding dress. She is excited to be a contributor of Librarian Wardrobe for the ARLIS-NA national conference in Pasadena.

Effie Patelos is the Acting Librarian who directs and manages the services, resources, and staff of the Shore + Moffat Library at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture  Landscape and Design for the 2012/13 academic year. Previously she was a Reference and Instruction Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator at Concordia University in Montreal. She has a Master of Information in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto conferred in 2011. 

Not to take away from THE CRUSH post, but just FYI, LW’s Nicole Pagowsky (@pumpedlibrarian) will be speaking at the Museum of Contemporary Art  (MOCA) Tucson in March — more details below.
Aaand… drumroll please… since we can officially announce today: the LW book (as noted from our CFP) will be published by ACRL Press! This is shaping up to be a very lovely Valentine’s Day <3

mocatucson:


Excited to hear that Librarian Wardrobe is becoming a book! Don’t miss Nicole Pagowsky’s talk at MOCA on 28 March! 
For more info on the event go here, and to check out her blog go here.

Not to take away from THE CRUSH post, but just FYI, LW’s Nicole Pagowsky (@pumpedlibrarian) will be speaking at the Museum of Contemporary Art  (MOCA) Tucson in March — more details below.

Aaand… drumroll please… since we can officially announce today: the LW book (as noted from our CFP) will be published by ACRL Press! This is shaping up to be a very lovely Valentine’s Day <3

mocatucson:

Excited to hear that Librarian Wardrobe is becoming a book! Don’t miss Nicole Pagowsky’s talk at MOCA on 28 March! 

For more info on the event go here, and to check out her blog go here.

Let the LW Valentine’s Day Crush Nominations Begin!

It’s that time of year again! Form with the guidelines is below (or access it here). Nominations open Jan 31 and you have one week (until Feb 7) to make your choices. Those being featured will be posted on the blog with pictures and a brief interview on Valentine’s Day (see last year’s post, for example). Problems or questions, contact libwardrobe@gmail.com. Have fun!

Youth Services Manager Cleveland Public Library Cleveland, OH Adorable! Love those tights! View high resolution

Youth Services Manager Cleveland Public Library Cleveland, OH Adorable! Love those tights!

LW Photographers at #alamw13 Seattle

Keep an eye out for the Librarian Wardrobe Photographers in Seattle, they will be asking to take your picture. They will also have laminated badges to confirm they are photographers for the blog.

Also don’t forget about the LW + EveryLibrary Afterhours Party on 1/26 (Saturday), 10pm — all event details here. Some of the photographers will be at the party to get pictures there as well.

Bios follow with some information about what catches their eye. If asked to have your picture taken, and you agree, they will need some information: your position title or student/other status, type of library/museum/archive/etc, and location (state if in the USA, or country if outside).

Here we go in alpha order. See you next week!

Angela Barratt

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Angela Barratt will be graduating with her MSIS from the University of Texas School of Information in May, and is flinging her résumé far and wide in hopes of a position as a children’s or teen services librarian in a public library in a large city somewhere. She is currently an intern at Austin Public Library, and dreams of one day serving on the Caldecott committee. She would like to describe her fashion sense as “shabby chic,” but is afraid that the shabby often outweighs the chic.

When photographing, she’ll be looking for natural lighting.  She’s a fan of unique pieces that draw the eye but don’t intimidate.  She also loves interesting hair styles. 

Sonia Bautista

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Sonia Bautista is currently the Acting Senior Librarian at the City of Commerce Public Library. She graduated from San Jose State and her first librarian job was at Commerce Library as a Teen Librarian 5 years ago. Her first job ever was at a library at age 16 and she has not left the library world ever since. She is the past president of the REFORMA LA Chapter and the currently she is the Treasurer. Sonia will be in the hunt looking for librarians who are not afraid to show some skin while keeping it classy.

Celia C. Perez

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Celia C. Perez is a community college librarian / department chairperson in Chicago. She writes about Latinos in children’s and YA books on her blog All Brown All Around (http://all-brown-all-around.blogspot.com) and is beyond the moon to be serving on the 2014 Pura Belpré Award committee. In addition to being a librarian and a mom, she makes zines, works on her novel, crosses things off her list (http://100things2013.blogspot.com), and photographs unattractive boots. Her favorite male writer is Sherman Alexie (duh), and her favorite sock company is Sweet Marcel. At ALA Midwinter she will be on the look out for unique socks, spectacular boots, beautiful tattoos and Sherman Alexie. She may also ask if your collar is detachable.

Miriam Rigby

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Miriam is a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Oregon. Her background is in cultural anthropology and she applies this through her active involvement with the Anthropology & Sociology Section of ACRL, as well as in day to day live, observing people and fashion from behind the reference desk. She’s hardly fashionable, but she has some style, and that’s what she’ll be seeking out as a photographer. You’ll get her attention with confidence and shiny things.

Rebecca Zarazan Dunn

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Rebecca Zarazan Dunn is a Youth Services Library Assistant at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas. Her blog home is Sturdy for Common Things and her favorite librarian accessory is a book, naturally.

At ALA MW she’ll be looking for classic librarian wear, bold hues, and unique personal styles.

Sweater Vest Sunday
Did you know that the hundreds of challenges to library materials reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) represent a small fraction of the total number of challenges made every year?Did you know that many librarians, library workers, trustees, Friends, and other supporters don’t know whether, how, or when to let OIF know when a book or other library material is challenged?
As part of its ongoing campaign to encourage the reporting of challenges to library materials, OIF has designated Sunday, January 27, 2013 as “Sweater Vest Sunday.”  Inspired by the artwork for the campaign, “Sweater Vest Sunday” is an opportunity for participants to show their support for intellectual freedom and spread the word about the challenge reporting campaign.
Those attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle can stop by the ALA Member Pavilion to pick up a campaign sticker and pose for a group photo on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. sharp!  Those attending virtually can join the Sweater Vest Sunday Facebook event, spread the word on Twitter, and, on January 27, post photos of themselves on various social media using the #sweatervestsunday and #alamw13 hashtags.  Librarian Wardrobe will retweet and create a collage of participants’ photos.
Check out OIF’s Sweater Vest Sunday Q&amp;A or contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org for more information. 
(Image is OIF Director, Barbara Jones and OIF Program Coordinator, Jonathan Kelley) View high resolution

Sweater Vest Sunday

Did you know that the hundreds of challenges to library materials reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) represent a small fraction of the total number of challenges made every year?

Did you know that many librarians, library workers, trustees, Friends, and other supporters don’t know whether, how, or when to let OIF know when a book or other library material is challenged?

As part of its ongoing campaign to encourage the reporting of challenges to library materials, OIF has designated Sunday, January 27, 2013 as “Sweater Vest Sunday.”  Inspired by the artwork for the campaign, “Sweater Vest Sunday” is an opportunity for participants to show their support for intellectual freedom and spread the word about the challenge reporting campaign.

Those attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle can stop by the ALA Member Pavilion to pick up a campaign sticker and pose for a group photo on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. sharp!  Those attending virtually can join the Sweater Vest Sunday Facebook event, spread the word on Twitter, and, on January 27, post photos of themselves on various social media using the #sweatervestsunday and #alamw13 hashtags.  Librarian Wardrobe will retweet and create a collage of participants’ photos.

Check out OIF’s Sweater Vest Sunday Q&A or contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org for more information. 

(Image is OIF Director, Barbara Jones and OIF Program Coordinator, Jonathan Kelley)

Margaret H. Willison
Access Services Assistant (with the heart of a children&#8217;s librarian)
MIT&#8217;s Dewey Library of Management and Social Science
Boston, MA

Margaret H. Willison

Access Services Assistant (with the heart of a children’s librarian)

MIT’s Dewey Library of Management and Social Science

Boston, MA

Emily Clasper had a little help filling out her NY ballot!
System Operations Manager
Public Library View high resolution

Emily Clasper had a little help filling out her NY ballot!

System Operations Manager

Public Library