Interview: Nicole Pagowsky (Librarian Wardrobe)

“We need to think of ourselves differently in order to affect change in how the public perceives and interacts with us”

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Nicole Pagowsky is a young professional with a large trajectory, librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. As she says on her website, her research interests include student motivation, educational theory, and critical pedagogy.

In 2014, she published with Myriam Rigby the book “The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work“, an exhaustive work that focuses on the construction of the image of the librarian from the theoretical-methodological analysis of the social sciences. That same year she published “Ice Ice Baby: Are Librarian Stereotypes Freezing Us out of Instruction?

She is the creator of a very popular blog “Librarian Wardrobe” where librarians from all over the world send their photos to show their cool look, aiming to break (or not!) stereotypes.

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Women, information and libraries – an interview with Mathilde Koskas, convenor of WILSIG

Mathilde Koskas is the head of the French National Bibliography (books) section at the French National Library. She has been involved in IFLA for several years and is now convenor of the Women, information and libraries special interest group (WILSIG). Thank you Mathilde for having accepted to answer our questions and introduce your group! (French version)

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