Monday, November 17, 2014

Women Fashion Power

London’s Design Museum is celebrating how influential women have marked their place in society with the use of dress. The exhibit “Women Fashion Power” looks at how designers, CEOs, models, and princesses from all over the world show their authority and self-expression through signature looks and fashion designs. With a multimedia experience, exclusive interviews, and historic clothing, this exhibit provides viewers with a unique experience and story. The museum features women such as Vivienne Westwood, Princess Diana, Diane von Furstenberg, and Anne Hidalgo, showing how they have played an instrumental role in linking clothing to defining social movements and periods in history. In honor of this exhibit and these powerful women, here are some books to check out at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library:

Gene Krell
DES WES (Reference)

André Leon Talley
746.92 TAL

Edited by Valeria Manferto De Fabianis
746.92 SA

Simone Werle
746.9209 Wer

Come visit the library and ask us about other books available on this topic! 

Posted on November 17, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta (Evening Librarian)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Offering Saturday Hours during Finals

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is pleased to be offering Saturday hours during finals. The Saturday hours will begin this Saturday, November 15th. They will also be offered Saturday, November 22nd and Saturday, December 6th. The Library will be open 10am - 4pm during these Saturdays.

The Library will also continue to offer our Ask-a-Librarian Online & Interactive Reference Service on Saturdays from 11:30am - 4pm. *Please use your LIM College username to enter the chat area. 

For more information check out the Library Hours & Info page on our website.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yeah! Feminism! Recent Additions to the Collection Explore Contemporary Feminism

Simply defined, Feminism refers to ideologies that attempt to define, establish, and defend equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. However, putting these theories into practice reveals the complexity, frustrations and cross-purposes involved in having different perspectives on feminist thought. This conflict has led to in-fighting and factionalism for feminist groups.

A review of titles related to feminism in the Adrian G. Marcus Library mirrors both the complexity of the subject and its potential for dialogue. For example,   

305.42 VAL

“Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore.”  Jessica Valenti examines the reluctance of many young people to identify as feminist. In this work, the noted writer and critic attempts to bridge the differences between second- and third-wave feminists.  

Other notable titles addressing issues of third-wave feminism include:

Siegel, Deborah, 305.4209 SIE

Seely, Megan, 305.42 SEE

A more personal take on contemporary feminism can be found in these collections of essays-

Dunham, Lena, 791.45 DUN 

Like her HBO show, “Girls”, Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl,” exemplifies the conflicts, confusions and exhilaration of contemporary feminism.  Either “Loved or Hated,” or “Loved and Hated,” Dunham has written about a life spent embodying and sorting out the contradictions of being a “post-feminist” feminist.

Other feminist essays and memoirs include:

Gay, Roxane, 814.6 GAY

Gevinson, Tevi, 305.2352 GEV

Solnit, Rebecca, 305.42 SOL

These are a few of the library’s many books on feminism. If there are other titles that you want us to collect, let us know.  

Posted on November 11, 2014 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services) 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gems and Jewels

It’s November and we’re celebrating New York Accessories Market Week and the jewelry fairs happening all around the world. In honor of this, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is dedicating this month’s book display to gems and jewels. From couture to costume, our books explore the world of jewelry and accessories throughout history. Take a look at our brightest and most dazzling selections, such as American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, and Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary.  Come visit and tell us which book is your favorite!  

Posted on November 7, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta (Evening Librarian) and Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tote bag Thursday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 6th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Mergent Online.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Water Bottle Wednesday

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 5th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a awesome water bottle from Mango Languages.

We look forward to seeing you today! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tote bag Tuesday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 4th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Fairchild Books.

We look forward to seeing you today!