One day to go: Librarian Fashion!

Hello everyone! We are so excited about the Librarian Fashion session that is happening on August 27 at 9:30 at the IFLA #wlic2018 in Kuala Lumpur!LibrarianFashion

For those not attending: there will be an attempt of a live-stream on, however, if the internet lets us down, we will have a recording ready for you soon after.

Tonia Arahova, Division IV Chair will open the session, and Loida Garcia Febo, ALA President will deliver a keynote address!

We are bringing you stellar speakers with compelling stories from all over the world. In addition to a mix of exceptional presentations, you will have a chance to see (and participate!) in a fashion show, Q&A and a quick workshop requiring your creative thinking.

  1. Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style / Amy McKenzie, State Library of New South Wales, Australiač; Anne Reddacliff, State Library of New South Wales, Australia; Bonnie Wildie, State Archives and Records New South Wales, Australia

  2. Hair and Hairstyles as Metaphors for Librarians / Raymond Pun, California State University, Fresno, United States; Jesús Lau, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

  3. Wear the past in the present for the future / Puspa Diana Jawi, Sarawak State Library, Malaysia; Japri Bujang Masli, Sarawak State Library, Malaysia; Muhammad Annwar Adenan, Sarawak State Library, Malaysia

  4. Traditional Costumes as librarians’ uniforms for work at Public Libraries of Yogyakarta, Indonesia / Atin Istiarni, University of Muhammadiyah Magelang, Indonesia; Ida Fajar Priyanto, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

  5. Women librarians in traditional and modern attires in India: Nationwide scenario / Sarika Sawant, SNDT Women’s University, India

  6. A New Look for a New Role; Challenging Stereotypes of Librarian Style / Dina Youssef Salib, Biblitoheca Alexandrina, Egypt

  7. Does Our Grooming Affect the Usage of our Library? A Sharing of Experiences from a Series of Workshops / Nurfarawahidah Badruesham, University Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

If you are attending, come as you are! You can wear your everyday outfit, traditional clothing, uniform, evening gown, rock and roll jacket, high heels, scarf, stylish hat; show off your tattoos, cool earrings and piercings… Let’s show our amazing diversity!

Librarian Fashion session is organized jointly by NPSIG, MLAS and PLS.

See you there!


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