Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is excited to welcome new and returning students to the Fall 2015 semester! The librarians are eager to assist you with your assignments and to recommend books, DVDs, and magazines to check out during your spare time. 

We have a lot of tools to assist you during your time at LIM College:

1) Ask-A-Librarian Chat & Texting (646.832.4LIM {4546}) Reference Service
2) Research Help Page that provides you with Research GuidesQuick Video Tutorials on various databases
3) Over 60 Online Databases
4) 17 editions of International Vogue Magazine 
5) Vogue Harper's Bazaar Magazines from 1956-Present
6) Free copies of The New York Times daily
7) Ability to borrow Graphing Calculators, Scientific Calculators, & Laptops

Stop by today and visit your library & librarians!

Posted on August 24, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mad About Menswear!

Welcome back to LIM College after a (hopefully) relaxing summer! If you are around Maxwell Hall or find yourself studying in the Library, be sure to check out the new display on menswear

This display features regular books, oversized reference books, DVDs, magazines and designer references. Get hooked on Mad Men or learn about Giorgio Armani

Good luck with the new semester! 

Posted on August 19, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library & Ask-a-Librarian Closed Monday, August 17th

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and our Ask-A-Librarian service will be closed Monday, August 17, 2015 for LIM College Convocation.

We will re-open Tuesday, August 18 at 9am.

Fall 2015 hours will begin Monday, August 24, 2015.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Couture Wedding Gowns

Recently, while shelving new books, I came across a brand new reference book entitled, Couture Wedding Gowns by Marie Bariller. This publication immediately caught my eye. What girl doesn’t like to fantasize about her dream wedding? While some may ponder tulle vs. lace more than others, almost every girl must admit that they love looking at wedding gowns.

As I flipped through the book, I was thoroughly impressed by its variety of styles and the designers it featured. Couture Wedding Gowns includes designers from Alexander McQueen to Coco Chanel to Vivienne Westwood. While most of the designs are extremely eccentric, they are still fun to look at. I found myself getting lost in the glossy pages of this publication. The book, also, features biographies on the designers featured.
After enjoying Couture Wedding Gowns so much, I decided to search the library catalog to see what other books we have on wedding gowns. I found that we have a plethora of options. Publications include, The Wedding Dress by Maria McBride-Mellinger, An Event to Remember: Designing Spectacular Occasions by Sibal Jerry and Vera Wang on Weddings by the queen of wedding dresses herself, Vera Wang.

If you are ever looking for something to do in between classes and love immersing yourself in all things wedding, stop by the library and check out some of our publications.

Posted on August 10, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just for Kicks

The sneaker has greatly evolved since its start as a functional fitness shoe in the mid-nineteenth century. The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” takes visitors on a journey of athletic footwear, featuring film clips, photography, designs, and 150 pairs of sneakers from the top names in the business. Adidas, Air Jordans, Converse, Nike, and Reebok’s “Pump” Sneakers are just some of the brands recognized as favorites of the 1980s. During this time, sneakers served as a symbol of image and status and played a big role in expanding men’s fashion in particular. The exhibit shows how sneaker culture was a movement that emerged quietly in the streets, on the basketball courts, and with music. The group “Run-D.M.C.” was integral in linking sneaker culture and the hip-hop scene, with not only the classic song “My Adidas” but also for the breakthrough collaboration with the Adidas athletic apparel brand. This paved the way for future collaborations among musicians and brands, and it wasn’t long before top fashion designers started creating their own designs. Gucci was one of the first to produce a luxury tennis shoe, reinventing the sneaker yet again. Chanel and Reebok joined forces in 1997 to create the highly desirable product “Insta Pump Fury,” and in the 2000s, other designers like Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens, and Christian Louboutin added their innovative looks to the market. Advancements in technology and design of athletic footwear are continually being refined to maximize comfort and function, but, of course, we can’t forget about the need for style!

Come visit the Adrian G. Marcuse Library to discover these books on sneaker culture:

by Sneaker Freaker (Magazine)

[Call number: 397.41 SNE]

by Intercity Design
[Call number: 685.31 INT]

by Manami Okazaki
[Call number: 391.413 OKA]

by Jemayne L. King
[Call number: 397.41 KIN]

by Tom Vanderbilt
[Call number: 685.31 VAN]

For more information on “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, visit:

Tweet us at @LIMLibrary to tell us about your favorite sneaker design!

Posted on July 27, 2015 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Registration is Open: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

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.

Registration is open! Complete registration on Eventville.

Conference Rates
Full Conference Attendance*$175
Full Conference Attendance (Presenters)*$125
Full Conference Attendance (Students witd Valid ID)*$100
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0
Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Full Conference Attendance*$40
Friday ONLY Conference (10/23)$25
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/22)$20
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Nicole LaMoreaux ( for more information.

*Museum Tours and Panel are an optional choice for Full Conference Attendees to attend on Saturday afternoon. 
More information on the exhibitions:  
Museum Tour: Cooper Hewitt Museum – Making Design – (guided tour) 
Museum Tour: Museum of Modern Art – Picasso Sculpture – (guided tour) 
Museum Tour: Museum at FIT - Global Fashion Capitals & Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch (two exhibitions) – (unguided) 
Panel: Archiving Fashion (Sponsored by the Archivist Round Table-NY & the Adrian G. Marcuse Library)