Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014
LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Proposal Due Date: June 9, 2014

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology in fashion. 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 From Antiquity to Visionary. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion 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.

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 (500 words or less). Email the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu. Please 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 9, 2014.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Monday, June 23, 2014.

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

The event will take place in the LIM College Maxwell Hall (216 E. 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with tracks in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for 75 years.

About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College’s major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

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 Website: http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Website: http://www.limcollege.edu/

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ask-a-Librarian: Using the Library’s New Online Chat Reference Service

Have a quick question about our hours? Need help navigating a database? Want to ask for a book recommendation?

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is now offering online chat reference service. The Ask-a-Librarian service will be offered to students, faculty, and staff Monday to Thursday from 12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm. We hope to help bridge the gap between the campus locations and the library.

In order to access the Ask-a-Librarian service go to our Research Help page on the site. 


Click the Ask-a-Librarian button and sign-in as a guest. 

 Ask-a-Librarian


Once you have followed the steps, you can start asking your questions!

 Ask-a-Librarian



We look forward to serving you in-person as well as online today!

Posted on April 14, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Surf Style: Counter Culture to Popular Culture, A Bibliography


“It is possible that no sport practiced by fewer people has ever had the influence of surfing on American style.” 
– Guy Trebay



Bryant, N (n.d.). Regional Differences in Dress and Fashion. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Craik, J. (2005). Fashioning Sports Clothing as Lifestyle Couture. In Uniforms Exposed. Retrieved 5 Apr. 2014, from http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/view/UNIFEXP/chapter-UNIFEXP0013.xml
Cunningham, P. Mangine, H., Reilly, A. (2005). Television and Fashion in the 1980s. In Twentieth-Century American Fashion.
Lynch, A., Strauss, M. (2007). Fashion as Collective Behavior. In Changing Fashion.
Paoletti, Jo. (n.d). Children and Adolescents in the United States. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Sokolowski, S, S. (n.d).  Dress for Recreational Sports and Professional Sports. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Winge, T. (n.d).  Music and Dress in the United States. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.

                                                          Books 

Heimann, J. (2004).  Surfing: vintage surfing graphics.  Call Number: 741.67 HEI


Trebay, G. (2006, June 1).  Back to the beach in New York.  The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2014 from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/01/fashion/thursdaystyles/01surf.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Posted on April 14, 2014 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)


Monday, April 7, 2014

New York Through Different Eyes

Many of us that go to LIM College live in New York or at least spend most of our time here. But with all the hustle and bustle do you ever stop and think how you're in the greatest city in the world and you do not explore it enough? That has happened to me plenty of times before, I get so caught up in the fast paced lifestyle that I don’t stop and smell the roses and see the big picture. Here are 5 books at The Adrian G. Marcuse Library that can take you on a world wind through New York and show you places you definitely have never been before or old favorites you are can not wait to go back to.

This book is based on photographer Brandon Stanton’s work from 2010 to present. He captures just as the titles suggests, Humans of New York along with commentary from his interactions with them.
974.7 STA

2. New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg
This compelling book captures life in New York during 70s with meandering views of pop culture, history, and music during the time with accompanying photographs and commentary from people who lived in New York during this time.
974.7104 BER

Within this book are 120 wonderful vintage views from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Remarkable for clarity, definition and detail, the prints comprise a richly evocative portrait of turn-of-the-century life — street scenes, parks, restaurants, commercial interiors, Easter Parade, Blizzard of '99, Coney Island, a dinner for Mark Twain, etc. 
974.71 BYR

Both an official NYC guide and a celebration of the city, Complete "how-to" information shows where to eat and shop, as well as how to get there. More than 20 neighborhoods are covered in full detail, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Little Senegal, Little India, Little Poland, and Koreatown, among others. A comprehensive travel guide to the worlds within New York City, this book includes photographs, maps, and a historical background of the ethnic neighborhoods within the five boroughs.

917.471 FER



Patty Farmer was living the dream she always wanted to, to live in the famed Plaza Hotel. While living there she found out about the famed Persian room that now was just a memory for the people that frequented there from 1935-1974. Farmer soon went on a quest to gather the oral history about this famed room and what stories people had to tell about it.


647.9597 FAR


Posted on April 07, 2014 I Blog post by Kayci Granigan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Saturday Hours Available Towards the End of the Semester

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be open on Saturdays at the end of the semester.
Spring 2014 Hours
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (April 26, May 3, May 10)
Sunday: Closed

For more information, please check out the library website.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Wealth of Knowledge Available Through GoogleBooks

We have all used Google for the last 15 years. We have even turned ‘Google’ into a verb…"Have you Googled that?” But did you know about all of the other resources that Google provides besides being a search engine? Today, I want to share with you all one of my favorite resources within the Google family, GoogleBooks.

You can find the resource at the top of the results page after you have clicked the ‘enter’ button (see below). Or you can go directly to the resource by using the GoogleBooks URL (http://google.com/books).


Within GoogleBooks, you have the option to view fully digitized books and magazines. You can also view partially digitized titles as well. The books range in topic from graphic novels to literary criticisms. The magazines titles range from JET Magazine to LIFE magazine.



Use this resource to enhance the resources we have in the Adrian G. Marcuse Library. Explore away!



Posted on March 31, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Upcoming Library Event: Can You Be Successful and Have a Rewarding Career Selling Sustainable Fashion?

LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library is hosting an event on sustainable fashion in celebration of Earth Day. Please join us for "Can You Be Successful and Have a Rewarding Career Selling Sustainable Fashion?" on Wednesday, April 23rd from 1:15-3:30pm on The Townhouse's 4th Floor.




The panelist will be discussing sustainability as it relates to the business of fashion. The featured panelists include:

*Tara St. James: Owner and Head Designer - Study
*Carrie Parry: Fashion Designer
*Sarah Hoit: Materials Scientist - Material ConneXion
*LeeAnn Rutkovsky: Milliner, Sustainability Consultant, and LIM College faculty member
*Natalie Jeremijenko: Artist and NYU Professor

*Sally Shapiro (moderator): LIM College Professor 

Mr. Eric Feigenbaum, Chair of the Visual Merchandising Department, will also be discussing sustainability in retail environments. This talk will be held in The Townhouse's Fashionopolis. 

Everyone in attendance is invited to tour Material ConneXion after the presentations. For more information and to R.S.V.P. to the event, please visit our website and click on the Library Events tab to the right-hand side of the page. 



Posted on March 25, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)