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!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Special Summer Hours at the Library!

This summer the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is please to announce special hours for the Library and our Ask-a-Librarian online chat reference service.

The Library will be open:

Ask-a-Librarian will be offered:

We look forward to assisting you this summer!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Better than Fiction: Documentaries at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library

Librarians and student workers alike love a good documentary—and when we have watched everything we can find streaming on Netflix, we know that there are even more to be found in the DVD section of the library.  Here are a few of my favorites:

This film shows the arduous and stressful project of putting together the famous September issue of Vogue magazine.  Watch legendary fashion world figures such as Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and AndrĂ© Leon Talley doing the work they are famous for, and get inspired.

Think modeling is glamorous?  Watch this fascinating documentary, which tells the story of a professional model scout and one of her discoveries, a 13-year-old Siberian girl named Nadya.  This film raises many important questions about the exploitative aspects of modeling and the fashion industry as a whole.

If you have never seen Bill Cunningham’s New York Times video column, “On the Street,” please follow this link and enjoy!  If you have seen it, you know what a wonderful spirit and charm Mr. Cunningham brings to the world of fashion, both high and low, in New York.  Keep an eye out for him, riding his bicycle around the city and looking for interesting people with a fresh take on clothing.

Thanks to library student workers Rachel, Joely, and Sheala for all the documentary recommendations!

Posted on May 11, 2015 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

End of Middle Ages Day, May 29th

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is celebrating one of the more unusual holidays in May: End of Middle Ages Day.  Come and learn about historical garb in Medieval Dress and Fashion, listen to a little Medieval Dance Music, or just catch up on Game of Thrones.

Posted on May 6, 2015 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Women’s Wear Daily Re-launch

On April 29, 2015 Women’s Wear Daily released the first issue of their, now, weekly magazine. After 105 years of publishing newspapers daily, WWD has decided to re-launch its brand as a, mostly, online publication. Women’s Wear Daily will now release a magazine once a week highlighting the content that they are known for- fashion, retail, runway, accessories, beauty, media and business. However, you can still get your daily fix of WWD content on their database via the Adrian G. Marcuse Library Database page.

I was fortunate enough to experience the re-launch party on April 28, 2015 through my internship at Lividini & Co. We were in charge of putting together the event which was held at the NoMad Hotel. A wide variety of industry notables came out to show their support for the publication. Some of our VIP guests included Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrara, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. CEO’s from department stores, as well as, other fashion houses were also in attendance. Overall, guests were impressed with the premier issue and supportive of Women’s Wear Daily’s distribution change.

This shift is just one example of the change in how media houses are deciding to publish their content. There is a push towards online and a pull away from hard copies. Even with this as the case, the library continues to carry hard copies of publications for loyal readers. Don’t forget to stop in and take a look at the premier copy of Women’s Wear Daily at the library. I am sure that you will be impressed by this coffee-table size issue!

Posted on May 6, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gaas (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

The Brooklyn Museum delves into the creative process of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in its current exhibit, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. Basquiat gained recognition in the late seventies when he and fellow graffiti artists left their mark on buildings in downtown Manhattan. After a public exhibition in 1980, his career exploded. His distinct style and talent caught the attention of many, including cultural icons like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Madonna.   
The 160 notebook pages featured at the Brooklyn Museum are collectively filled with Basquiat’s sketches, words, and fragments of pieces that appear in his large-scale work. One of the most striking things about his artwork is his flair for pairing text and strong imagery. Basquiat’s repetition of words and lists are rhythmic like poetry or a song, and his themes of race and class are evident. These notebooks give us a glimpse into the artist’s mind in a personal way and document what inspired him in his everyday surroundings.

To learn more about Jean-Michel Basquiat and related topics, come visit The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and check out the following books and DVDs!

For more information on the Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks exhibit, visit:

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