Monday, June 29, 2015

Are Beards Over?

Are beards over?  This month, social media and lifestyle websites* are buzzing that the beard is done.  Here’s a little round-up resources available at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library to help you learn about the history, cultural and critical analysis of the beard.  Perhaps the key to the beards future is its past.

Using art and photographs from the National Portrait Gallery in London, this fascinating books takes you on a history of facial hair. 

This book of essays provides critical theory and cultural commentary on the experience, importance and dynamic role of hair manipulation on our bodies and heads. 


Beards and Mustaches in Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion - available via Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Hair in Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 10 – Global Perspectives - available via Berg Fashion Library.

* Del Russo, M. (2015, June 11). The Internet Says Beards Are Out — & Hearts Break Everywhere.  Refinery29. Retrieved from

* Yi, D. (2015, June 10).  Sorry guys, beards are over. Mashable. Retrieved from

Posted on June 29, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)  

LIM College & Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed July 1-3, 2015

LIM College and the Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed Wednesday, July 1 - Friday, July 3 in honor of Independence Day. We will re-open Monday, July 6 at 9am. 

The Library's Ask-a-Librarian service will not be available Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2. It will start back up on Monday, July 6 at 12noon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Typography & Design @ The Adrian G. Marcuse Library

This small selection of materials on typography and graphic design may open your eyes to the nuances of the designed world. 

An entertaining read, Simon Garfield takes you on a tour of fonts.  Divulging what makes a font good, what makes it bad, why we have so many and what makes a font look and feel a certain way.  Includes stories and brief histories of iconic fonts, the people who designed them and what purpose they served at the time.   “The Worst Fonts in the World” is an amusing chapter explaining why certain fonts are reviled and how they got to that point. 

Used on storefronts, street signs, packaging, government forms, and advertisements, this documentary will highlight the history and the continuing impact of the font Helvetica.

Showcasing seventy years of Penguin book cover designs.  This book vividly and richly illustrates how Penguin established a distinctive identity while observing and influencing graphic design.

Other titles

by Wilson Harvey/Loewy
686.22 WIL

By James Craig
686.22 CRA

By Ellen Lupton
686.22 LUP

Posted on June 23, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)  

Monday, June 15, 2015

LGBTQ Pride Month

If you are around campus this summer, come check out the Library’s new book display on LGBTQ pride history month. If you are not already aware, June is national pride month. The library decided to honor this event with a display featuring books, DVDs and journals about LGBTQ rights, struggles and history. It is important to educate ourselves on this topic, even if you are not a member of the LGBTQ community, as it is very relevant.

Vanity Fair’s June 9th issue introduces Caitlyn Jenner to the world. Formerly known as Bruce, Caitlyn is a transgender female who is looking to educate the world on issues that transgender people face. The issue features a 22 page cover story on Caitlyn’s scary decision to present herself to the world. Fortunately, she has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback including support from her family members, the Kardashians.

While our society is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ people, there is still a lot of phobias and issues surrounding this topic. It is important to become educated so that the world can become a more accepting place. Please stop by the library to check out a book, DVD or journal about LGBTQ issues. You may learn a thing or two and see that you are able to help someone who is struggling with feeling accepted.

Additionally, New York City will be hosting events from June 23-28 surrounding LGBTQ pride. If you are in the city during that time, consider checking out an event. To learn more about the events or how you can get involved, please click on this link:  

Posted on June 15, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Reminder: Call for Proposals 2015 Fashion: Now & Then Conference are Due June 8!

Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来
Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015
LIM College, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

Proposal Due Date: June 8, 2015

Call for Presentations
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and the global reach that the fashion industry possess. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference is Passé, Presente, 未来. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and the global reach of the fashion industry has evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, collectors, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, librarians, libraries, magazines, mapping & data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.

Call for Poster Sessions
We invite proposals for an organized poster session for the 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference. Organized poster sessions will consist of six posters that are organized around this year’s conference theme with all of the presenters invited by the organizer. Organized poster sessions will be scheduled for Friday, October 23rd from 5:45-6:30 PM.

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentations including keywords (500 words or less) proposals@limcollege.eduPlease submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment. The proposal due date is Monday, June 8, 2015.

Notification of proposal and poster session acceptance will occur Monday, June 22, 2015.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.

The event will take place in the Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

Additional Information & Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences:

Fashion: Now & Then Blog:

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend & 2015 Commencement

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day Weekend.

The Library will also be closed Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th for the 2015 LIM College Commencement activities. 

The Library will re-open Thursday, May 28th. 

For more information regarding the Library's summer hours, please check out the Library website.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Congratulations Graduates!

The Librarians at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library want to congratulate the Class of 2015! We’ve enjoyed working with you over the last four years and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!