Keep an eye out for these ladies and gentleman in Philadelphia, they will be asking to take your picture for Librarian Wardrobe. They will also have LW buttons to confirm they are photographers for the blog.
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).
He is a new instructional services librarian at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He graduated with his Master’s in Library Science from the University of Arizona in Spring 2013. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, reading, writing and watching Miyazaki movies with his 2-year-old daughter. He looks forward to taking photos of all of you, so make sure your top hats are jaunty and your shoes shined.
Sharon is the Community Relations Librarian for the Oakland Public Library in California where she confuses her colleagues (along with her husband & cat) by drastically changing her hair every few months. An excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Committee and a master of layering, she will be on the lookout for the best patterns and most awesome shoes at Midwinter in Philly. Bonus points for messy hair, adorable tights, great glasses and handmade or vintage items. She promises to not be *too* awkward while taking your picture. If you don’t get to meet her in person, you can find all of her snark on Twitter where she is @sharon.
Brian Leaf is the Instructional Design Librarian at the Ohio State University, where he is all about evidence-based learning and digital storytelling. Early mornings during conferences, he can typically be found exploring the city in blue tennis shoes. Fashion statement? Or just sensible for walking around? Hard to say. But as a fan of movies like “Mad Max” and “The Book of Eli”, he’ll be on the lookout for doomsday chic. Dusters, tight leather jackets, and steel-toed boots are must-haves for surviving the wasteland and promoting information literacy.
Dana is a Youth Services librarian in central New Jersey. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time. You can find her on the internet at danaskwirut.com.
New Jersey City University (NJCU) Acquisitions & Technological Discovery librarian. Senior Advisor to the EveryLibrary Political Action Committee. NJ’s ALA Council chapter councilor. NJLA Executive Board member. Professional partier. Library Journal Mover & Shaker ‘12 . ALA Emerging Leader ‘10. NJ Library Legend: http://bit.ly/189EtJG
Marc Meola lives in Philadelphia and is Humanities Librarian at The College of New Jersey.
"Everyone sees how you appear, few touch what you are.
Dale McNeill will be wearing a bow tie. He’s been working in public libraries for the whole 32 years he’s been an ALA member and is currently an assistant director in a Texas library.
See you all next week! If you happen to see Ingrid or Annie, say hi!
Ok we are back for one quick second just to promote a couple surveys our authors are administering for the Librarian Wardrobe book on perceptions of librarians. You might have seen some others floating around recently as well. This book will be published by ACRL Press and is expected to be available late spring of 2014. Please help our chapter authors out and take these surveys if you qualify!
Academic Librarians of Color Research Survey
Are you a librarian of color? Do you work in an academic library in the United States? If so, please add your voice by filling out a questionnaire for a study on the self-perceptions of professional and racial identity of academic librarians of color. [Read more information at ACRL Insider: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/7558]
Take the survey here: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1NaXWBAZWRRtEzP
Academic Librarian Work Wardrobe
What do you wear to work? Why? Please take this survey about your personal style or the dress code implemented at your workplace. There are also a few questions related to the pop culture librarian stereotype. The authors are interested in conducting a study to assess if there is a connection between librarian wardrobe and student perceptions of service quality. Results expected to be published in a forthcoming book. Thank you!
Librarians and Tattoos
Take this survey if you are any type of librarian and have tattoos.