Dressing up, library style!

How dapper are you and your colleagues?

Does your wardrobe cause you to pose spontaneously in the stacks?

Do you want to step up your wardrobe? They say 90% of success is just dressing the part.* Here are some resources to help you on your sartorial journey:

Librarian Wardrobe: “Not always buns & sensible shoes!” This website showcases real-life fashionable library-types, male and female!

Extra Petite: This woman is SO fashionable. She’s also very petite! On this site, she shares her secrets on “fashion that fits!”

For a more business-like vibe, check out Corporette. She offers tons of advice to businesswomen on what to wear, and where to find it.

In a perfect world, what you wear shouldn’t matter. In the real world, dressing well can help you advance your career. Here’s a thoughtful post on the subject at Letters to a Young Librarian.

The Hiring Librarians blog has an interview with a hiring manager on what prospective librarians should wear to an interivew.

AND here’s an entire blog devoted to what to wear to library job interviews: Librarian Hire Fashion.

*Made-up statistic.

What about you? What’s your workplace fashion philosophy?

Procrastinating and Productivity: Start your semester right!

It’s Spring! (Semester, anyways). Classes are starting today at ASU and NAU! They start Wednesday at UA. How about your campus? I know I’m excited to have students on campus again! But this is also an important moment to take stock of what you’ve accomplished this academic year – because it’s now half-over!

If you’ve got projects you’ve been sandbagging, here’s a book for you: Still Procrastinating? The no-regrets guide to getting it done (links to book review). I love that this book identifies the various types of procrastinators: thrill-seekers, indecisives, self-saboteurs, perfectionists…which kind are you?

Here’s a lot of productivity tips from the Unclutterer blog: how to keep your New Year’s resolutions, how to unclutter your to-do lists, and how to stay on top of everything! I know my to-do list just keeps getting longer.

If you’re thinking about revamping your infolit teaching, here’s a great review of the latest Project Information Literacy report, titled “Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Research Once They’ve Entered College.”  TL;DR: They’re overwhelmed with information, so keep it simple!