Every career has an image. Image defines a person. Clothing is the person's signature. To be dressed appropriately and consistently helps to provide the positive image that we, librarians, carry on in our professional community.
Personal appearance is just as important as clothing. Grooming, personal hygiene, hairstyle, cosmetics, and fragrances, along with clothing, are the non-verbal messages and impressions we convey to other people at work, patrons and co-workers.
Librarians, with the capital "L," are our intelligentsia, with Master's degree in education. Why then, Librarians, in general, dress down?