Monday, February 23, 2015

Black History Month for Movie Lovers

Celebrating Black History Month? Are you a movie lover? Well, this month I suggest to watch as much movies as you possibly can about Black culture. Black History Month began on the 1st of February and will end on February 28th. If you are debating on what to watch I have a couple movies picked out. For the humor seekers I selected Chris Rock's Good Hair. This documentary was made in 2009 and explores the “wonders of African American hairstyles.” 

For the people that love music and dancing I have selected The Best of Soul Train. This DVD allows you to step back into the 35 year history of good soul music. 

For the artistically inclined or art lovers, I have selected Jean-Michel Basquiat the Radiant Child. This documentary shines light and reveals the wonderful life of one of the most talented Haitian painters of the Pop-art era. 

Last but certainly not least, brilliant director Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. This movie encompasses comedy, crime and drama. This is my all-time favorite because it makes you think about racial injustices while being entertaining.

If you want to see more DVD’s please check out our Black History Month display in the Adrian G. Marcuse Library for more! Get educated about Black culture and enjoy a good movie at the same time!

Posted on February 23, 2015 I Blog post by Sheala Ortiz (student worker of the LIM College Library) 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library is Open Saturdays for Midterms

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be open Saturdays (February 21 and February 28) for Midterms. The Library will be open from 10am - 4pm and our Ask-a-Librarian service will be offered from 12pm - 4pm. 

For more information on the Library hours please visit our website.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Connecting the Dots

Have you ever wondered where fashion designers and stylists get their inspiration?  Duh, of course you have, I mean, come on you’re a fashion business student, right?  One of the most powerful sources of inspiration for designers, stylists, and even buyers and merchandisers has always been art.  Owning works of art can cost millions of dollars, however.  Icons like Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Anna Wintour have said countless times how much they love the inspiration they find in museums.  Lucky for you, you have chosen to go to college in one of the great cultural and artistic capitals of the world.  Just a short subway ride from your dorm or apartment are some of the great art collections, and you can see them all for about the price of a movie ticket, or about half the price of that splurge purchase at H&M that you’re not really going to wear much anyway once the weather warms up, or cools off.  Having trouble deciding which things to see at which museums? Come to the Adrian G. Marcuse Library right here at LIM College!  We have a full staff of four certified museum and art lovers who can each tell you our favorite things to see and our favorite places to see them.  Also, instead of plunking down a hundred bucks at the gift shop for those fancy books, we have them here, for free.  Our superb art book collection will let you get deeper into the stuff you’ve seen.  Who knows, maybe inspiration for your next big idea?

Posted on February 17, 2015 I Blog post by David Benjamin, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. (LIM College Archivist)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Recommendations from the Adrian G. Marcuse Library Student Workers

Although the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is primarily full of fashion references, there are some books that are always overlooked. Students usually only come by to use a textbook, or if they need a book/resource for a project or report. As a student worker, I spend my fair share of time in the stacks, finding hidden gems, and checking-in new "good" reads, as do the other student workers on a daily basis. With that being said, here are some student workers picks that you can find right here in the stacks of the Library.


by Leandra Medine
814.6 MED

“This book is definitely a must read. I thoroughly enjoyed her humor in the book which made it a lot more fun to read. It was also incredibly fascinating to see her life being built through fashion.”

by Roxane Gay
814.6 GAY

I really appreciated this book because it is an accurate portrayal of what a modern day feminist is. We do have a large selection of books on feminism, but some of them are outdated. This book in particular is a great representation, therefore I think everyone should read it, feminist or not.”


by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
813.54 NAB

“In general, I just really love the story. It has always been fascinating to me. I consider it a psychological coming of age, and one of the most uniquely written books ever. I HIGHLY recommend it.”

by Stefano Tonchi
779.2 TON

“This is a great book for anyone who is interested into getting into fashion publishing, and has an eye for concepts and visuals.”


791.4372 WAS

“This book summarizes the process of creating ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ from the very beginning to the very end. No details of any aspect are left out, and I think that is what makes this book so unique. It showcases writing, acting, filming, costume design, and the classic mood of it all.”

650.1082 CUT

“This is by far the most well written autobiography, because it is full of life lessons and straight up honesty. If you want to get into the fashion business and in New York City, which I am almost positive we all do, Kelly gives amazing insight.”

These are just a few of the many books the Library provides. Feel free to ask the student workers and librarians for book recommendations, or check out our latest display! This month’s display is dedicated to Black History Month, featuring a lot of new books and DVDs!

Posted on February 9, 2015 I Blog post by Sara Shamy (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Library Display Dedicated to Black History Month

This February, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is pleased to feature various books and DVDs from the collection dedicated to Black History Month. 

The topics featured include politics, societal issues, publishing, pop culture, and more! 

DVD THI - Documentary 

DVD CIT - Documentary 

by Susan L. Taylor and Patricia Mignon
305.48 EDW

by Scout Tufankjian
328.7309 TUF

by Mary Benson
968 BEN

Please stop by and check out the items on display today! 

Posted on February 6, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ripped Straight from the Stacks!

LIM College Librarians collect books primarily in support of the curriculum. Usually, the connection to coursework is clear. However, some books are collected to inspire or to expand the students’ understanding of how to “read” a book.  Below are examples of the more adventurous titles in our collection.

Pink Globalization, examines the creation and rise of Hello Kitty as part of Japanese Cute-Cool culture.  A collection of essays explore the expansion of Japanese companies to overseas markets, the enhanced distribution of Japanese products, the rise of Japan's national cool as suggested by the spread of manga and anime, and the edgy power in Hello Kitty to challenge and, perhaps, overturn, power structures.

Suggested for: Global Retailing, Global Marketing, Global Markets

Largely comprised of images, in Mangini Studio, Gordon Stettinius, had a series of 50 commercial studio portraits taken over the course of seven years.  Starting with a perm, he changed hairstyles and clothing for each photo. The result is a witty exploration of what creates  identity.

Suggested for: Styling, The Power of Image

A highly praised work which landed on many best books of the year lists, Chris Ware’s Building Stories is a fun recombinant read. Readers choose the order in which to read this 260-page graphic novel made up of 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets (if by reading you include playing a board game integrated into the narrative). A moving tale of incredible artistry.

The New York Times calls the Raw Shark Texts a genre-founding work of fiction. This edgy thriller manipulates words into images both in the story and on the page, to create reading to be experienced.

Posted on February 4, 2015 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services) 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library & LIM College Closed for Storm Juno

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and LIM College will be closed starting at 1:00pm on Monday, January 26 and all-day Tuesday, January 27th. Please sign up for the school's emergency alert system for more updates or look to the LIM College website for up-to-date notifications.

We hope that the LIM College community stays safe during Storm Juno.