Monday, October 8, 2012

"Beyond the Bun: Style Perceptions of Library Workers"
by Nicole Pagowsky

Nicole Pagowsky is an Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Arizona. She created Librarian Wardrobe in 2010, a mostly user-generated blog to serve as a catalog of how information professionals dress for work. Nicole is interested in user experience and visual perceptions of information workers, which is explored through interviews and other mediated posts. With a variety of stereotypes floating around about librarians, whether it is buns and shushing or tattoos and social clubs, the blog hopes to dispel these assumptions and question whether they even matter. Nicole developed a program on style, stereotypes, and perceptions for a packed room at the American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference; and participated in a panel on developing a niche through Librarian Wardrobe, within communities of librarians. Nicole’s presentation will focus on internal and external perceptions of library workers and how content from Librarian Wardrobe is used by both information professionals and the public.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

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