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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Call for Papers: “Librarian Fashion: What does the way we dress say about us?”

See translations: [Polish] [Spanish] [French]

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) in collaboration with Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and Public Libraries Section (PLS), invites proposals to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Theme: “Librarian Fashion: What does the way we dress say about us?”

fashionHave you ever made a quick judgement about someone because of what they’re wearing? Sure, we have all done it. Does this mean that the way we dress at work influences how we are perceived and categorized in society?

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