Harvard’s “sexy librarian” Loses Bid for Union Seat

A Harvard librarian who lost a lawsuit against the school claiming she was bypassed for promotion because she dressed too provocatively has been trounced in her bid to become an officer of the Harvard employees’ union.

Desiree Goodwin, who became known as the “sexy librarian” when she unsuccessfully sued Harvard in federal court for race and sex discrimination, ran for a seat on the 17-member executive board of the Harvard University Clerical and Technical Workers union, calling for more diversity among the university’s administrative staff and a clearer process for advancement. Goodwin claims she was passed over for promotion 16 times because of her provocative dress, among other reasons. Boston Magazine Has More.