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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Technical Services Specialist - Colorado State Library
1st year SLIS student
Government Library
Colorado, USA
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Technical Services Specialist - Colorado State Library

1st year SLIS student

Government Library

Colorado, USA

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Help, LW!
So, I left libraries last May to see try my hand in the web development world outside of them. Long story short, it turned out to not be a good fit, and here I am 10 months later, back in libraryland. I’m thrilled to have just started my new position with the Colorado State Library as Digital Experience Consultant, where I’ll be managing the content strategy for the web sites that we develop and maintain to support our state-wide initiatives in helping libraries bridge their own digital divides.
But back to last spring for a minute. Dress code at my non-library employer was typical for a tech organization: jeans, in-joke tech t-shirts, and flip-flops. While I mostly adopted this code while I was there, even on “dress up” days, like when we had professional head shots taken, I was surprised at how OVER dressed I often was—just a work culture difference. I didn’t buy any new clothes while I worked there.
 Anyway, I started running last summer, and as a result, I‘ve lost about 30 pounds of post-pregnancy/parenting weight. After I was offered and accepted my new job a few weeks ago, I found myself standing in my closet, realizing that, truly, honestly, I had nothing to wear to work. Not. One. Thing. I’ve dropped three sizes in women’s clothing, and I couldn’t even fake wearing any of the work pants, skirts, tops, or dresses hanging there.
So, LW readers, this is where I need some help. Here’s a little more information first, and then I’ve got some burning questions for you. Our official dress code (our parent organization is the Department of Education) is business casual, with jeans allowed on Fridays. Most days, I’ll be commuting to and sitting in an office in downtown Denver, but I’ll also have some travel/training obligations across Colorado—which is VERY casual, especially compared to the East coast, where I started my career—and I’ll also be attending my usual slate of library conferences. I’m intrigued by the “capsule wardrobe” concept, and I know that I look good in structured outfits like pencil skirts and crew neck cardigans with ¾ sleeves. I don’t have a whole lot of time to take care of fussy fabrics, although I don’t mind taking things to the dry cleaners. What else? I’m tall-ish.

Based on this information, my questions for you are…….
*Answer all or just some of the questions below, none are “mandatory.”
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Help, LW!

So, I left libraries last May to see try my hand in the web development world outside of them. Long story short, it turned out to not be a good fit, and here I am 10 months later, back in libraryland. I’m thrilled to have just started my new position with the Colorado State Library as Digital Experience Consultant, where I’ll be managing the content strategy for the web sites that we develop and maintain to support our state-wide initiatives in helping libraries bridge their own digital divides.

But back to last spring for a minute. Dress code at my non-library employer was typical for a tech organization: jeans, in-joke tech t-shirts, and flip-flops. While I mostly adopted this code while I was there, even on “dress up” days, like when we had professional head shots taken, I was surprised at how OVER dressed I often was—just a work culture difference. I didn’t buy any new clothes while I worked there.

 Anyway, I started running last summer, and as a result, I‘ve lost about 30 pounds of post-pregnancy/parenting weight. After I was offered and accepted my new job a few weeks ago, I found myself standing in my closet, realizing that, truly, honestly, I had nothing to wear to work. Not. One. Thing. I’ve dropped three sizes in women’s clothing, and I couldn’t even fake wearing any of the work pants, skirts, tops, or dresses hanging there.

So, LW readers, this is where I need some help. Here’s a little more information first, and then I’ve got some burning questions for you. Our official dress code (our parent organization is the Department of Education) is business casual, with jeans allowed on Fridays. Most days, I’ll be commuting to and sitting in an office in downtown Denver, but I’ll also have some travel/training obligations across Colorado—which is VERY casual, especially compared to the East coast, where I started my career—and I’ll also be attending my usual slate of library conferences. I’m intrigued by the “capsule wardrobe” concept, and I know that I look good in structured outfits like pencil skirts and crew neck cardigans with ¾ sleeves. I don’t have a whole lot of time to take care of fussy fabrics, although I don’t mind taking things to the dry cleaners. What else? I’m tall-ish.

Based on this information, my questions for you are…….

*Answer all or just some of the questions below, none are “mandatory.”

Kat Pachniuk, stud.scient.bibl.
The library of the Danish parliament
Denmark View high resolution

Kat Pachniuk, stud.scient.bibl.

The library of the Danish parliament

Denmark

Systems Librarian
Government Library
Maryland (inside the DC Beltway)

Systems Librarian

Government Library

Maryland (inside the DC Beltway)

I voted early the day before the storm hit; it was very cold outside. I am a reference Librarian at a federal library in Gaithersburg, MD. View high resolution

I voted early the day before the storm hit; it was very cold outside. I am a reference Librarian at a federal library in Gaithersburg, MD.

A child’s eye view of her boho chic mommy transformed by a black dress and pearls. Information advocacy takes savoir fair; dress for what you want to achieve. Every librarian needs a pair of power heels to knock out a wall.

Librarian & Instructional Designer
Federal Information Environment
Washington, DC View high resolution

A child’s eye view of her boho chic mommy transformed by a black dress and pearls. Information advocacy takes savoir fair; dress for what you want to achieve. Every librarian needs a pair of power heels to knock out a wall.

Librarian & Instructional Designer

Federal Information Environment

Washington, DC


Andrea Davis
Reference and instruction librarian
Naval postgraduate school
CA
@detailmatters
(Taken by Nicole in convention center)
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Andrea Davis

Reference and instruction librarian

Naval postgraduate school

CA

@detailmatters

(Taken by Nicole in convention center)