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Work It: What We Wear to Work

An Adams Library exhibit -- February 2018


It's practicum, internship, and interview season at RIC. Not sure what to wear? Neither were we, so we did our research. 

The Work It exhibit takes visitors on a tour of professional attire across time and space. It features materials culled from the Rhode Island Hospital Nurses' Alumni Association, Library Special Collections, books, style blogs, business etiquette, and the scholarship of appearance. The exhibit asks visitors to consider what constitutes professional dress and why. Trends may change, but the need to put clothes on for work has not. You need this exhibit NOW.

Curated by Professor Amy Barlow, Reference Librarian, and URI MLIS Graduate Student and RIC Intern, Meika Matook. Photographs by Andrew Davis, Digital Initiatives Technician. 

Work It: What We Wear to Work
Level 3 of the Adams Library
February 1-28, 2018