This is it! Final #ala2013 post. These are all from the EveryLibrary + Librarian Wardrobe After Hours Party! Big thanks to John Chrastka and everyone at EveryLibrary for working with us to make this party a huge success. If you happened to pick up a free LW patch, consider donating some $$ to EL. Patch with a purpose.
Also big thanks to our Emcees and Judges for hosting and werkin it. And thanks to everyone who came! Obviously the parties are no fun without you. Apologies to anyone who waited in line and was unable to make it in. It is very difficult to find a central venue that allows for a large capacity without charging a ton of money (that we don’t have). We have plans to make the party more accessible for #ala2014.
And here we go….
John Chrastka, @mrchrastka: Executive Director, EveryLibrary and your badass cohost for the evening.
Jaime Hammond, @jaimebc: Acting Director of Library Services, Community College, CT; and one of our two glorious Emcees for the night. & Celia Perez, @chibrarian: Community College Librarian, Chicago, IL, and Judge of “Best Accessories.”
JP Porcaro, @makeithappenday: Academic Librarian, NJ. Emcee this year and last (and last year he didn’t even have a microphone, that’s perseverance).
Katie Fortney, @kfortney: Copyright Librarian, Academic Library, CA. & John Jackson, @johnxlibris: Academic Librarian, CA.
Laura Cohen : Library worker/volunteer pre-library school and winner of Best Ensemble! (Thanks, Fancylibrarian, for providing missing info!)
Christian Zabriskie: Public Librarian, and Founder of Urban Libraries Unite, NYC. Winner of Best Hair!
Audrey Evans, @audrey_renee: Law Librarian, NYC and winner of Least Librarianish.
Heidi Gustad: Adult Services Reference Librarian, Public Library, IL. Made her own necklace.
Valerie Kae Taylor-Carroll: Winner of Best Accessorizing + ultimate winner of all time for winning the Walkoff! Sash and bragging rights right here.(Thanks again to Lauren Comito for making these sashes!).
Summary of winners (unfortunately not all are pictured, photographers had a hard time getting good shots in the venue since it was dark):
Best Hair: Christian Zabriskie (Judge = Trevor Dawes)
Least Librarianish: Audrey Evans (Judge = Patrick Sweeney)
Best Shoes: Sarah Houghton (Judge = Courtney Young)
Best Ensemble: Laura Cohen (Judge = Daniel Ransom)
Best Accessorizing and winner of Walkoff: Valerie Kae Taylor-Carroll (Judge = Celia Perez)
And see you next year.
P.S. Check out who our photographers were here