Monday, June 20, 2016

Nutrition & Wellness: Summer Reading Suggestion


The western diet has become such a complex system that many scientists and nutritionists have spent years trying to understand. More than 1/3rd of the population is obese or overweight, and many Americans fall victim to diabetes, coronary heart disease, and various cancers. We are told to eat in moderation, restrict ourselves from eating the things we really enjoy, and when that doesn’t work out we are directed to pharmaceuticals. When pharmaceuticals don’t do our diet justice, we turn to extremes such as surgery (i.e. gastric-bypass). We have diets with success stories such as the Atkins Diet, Nutrisystem, etc. that many people believe are going to solve all their issues and give them the body they so hope to get. Unfortunately, this is not how it works for long-term health. What if there was a way to eat as much as you want, when you want, and still lose weight? Well, there is and there always has been. After reading the book, The China Study, by nutritionist Dr. Colin T. Campbell, I was able to understand how diets and disease worked.

The China Study is a comprehensive study on the dietary habits between Americans and Chinese living in rural populations. By comparing two separate lifestyles, Dr. Campbell was able to determine how nutrition plays more of a role in disease prevention than we may think. Fortunately, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library has just received a copy! This book can be located under call number 613.2 COL. Grab it today and learn how you can lead a healthy lifestyle today. 

Posted on June 20, 2016 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art Registration Information

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art 
October 20 - 22, 2016
LIM College, New York City, NY

Registration is open!  Register for the conference on Eventville.

Conference Rates
Full Conference Attendance$175
Full Conference Attendance (Presenters)$125
Full Conference Attendance (Students witd Valid ID)$100

Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Full Conference Attendance$40
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/20)$25
Friday ONLY Conference (10/21)$25
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/22)$25
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu) for more information.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Looking for a Summer Job?

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has a wealth of knowledge to assist you with your summer job search. Whether or not you are looking for a job or doing company and industry research, we have resources to help you. The first item that we recommend you look at is our Career Building Research Guide. Once you have completed that step, we recommend that you take a look at these online resources.



Job Searching:

  • Sourcing Journal Online: Global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods, for people working on the supply chain side of the business.
  • Vault.com: Vault Career Intelligence provides downloadable career titles on different industries, companies, and general career topics. Research top employers, diversity rankings and explore industries and professions. Includes access to the Vault internship and job database.
Company Research: 
  • Hoover's Online: Detailed profiles of U.S. and some international companies.  Including company descriptions, lists of competitors, financial statements and annual reports.
  • Mergent Online: Detailed profiles of U.S. companies. Including company descriptions, lists of competitors, financial statements and annual reports. Provides selected information on private and international companies.
  • PrivCo: PrivCo provides financial data on major privately-held companies.
Industry Research:
  • First Research: Includes First Research reports on more than 900 Industry Segments, industry forecasts, North American regional information, geographic and country profiles.
  • Hoover's Online: Detailed profiles of U.S. and some international companies.  Including company descriptions, lists of competitors, financial statements and annual reports.
  • Mergent Intellect: Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
  • Statista: Statistics on topics in media, advertising, technology, communication, consumer goods, e-commerce, travel, tourism, transportation and logistics.  Industry, market, country and society reports.

Posted on June 6, 2016 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer 2016 Hours at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library's summer hours start on Tuesday, May 31. 

We will be open Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm and closed Friday - Sunday. The Ask-a-Librarian service will be available Monday - Thursday 12pm - 4pm. 


For more information, please check out the Library's website

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reminder: Fashion: Now & Then Conference Proposals Due June 6, 2016


Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art 
October 20 - 22, 2016

LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations & Artwork
Submission Due Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Date of Notification: Monday, June 27, 2016

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

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi), and short biography (200 words or less) of the presenter(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute presentation (500 words). Email the presentation 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.

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

Proposal Submission Review Committee: Nicole LaMoreaux, Lou Acierno, Rebecca Clark, Rebecca Collier, Lauren Gavin, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Nicole Kirpalani, Laurel Lueders, Elizabeth Marotta, MT Teloki.

Artwork Submissions and Notifications
Artwork submissions should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi) and short biography (200 words or less) of the artist, a short statement about the piece that includes the medium and dimensions (500 words), and a PDF or JPG of the artwork. Artwork submissions can include: photography, paintings, drawings, apparel, multi-media, sculpture, digital art, and video. We request that any 2D work is protected and ready for hanging. Email the artwork submission 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 artist of the accepted piece must register for the conference and set up the piece. The set-up and take down of the piece will be conducted by the artist along with the conference committee members. Set-up will take place on Thursday, October 20th and take down will take place on Saturday, October 22nd

Artwork Submission Review Committee: Nicole LaMoreaux, Lou Acierno, Rebecca Clark, Rebecca Collier, Lauren Gavin, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Laurel Lueders, Elizabeth Marotta, MT Teloki.

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 Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/

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

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and LIM College will be closed Thursday, May 26 - Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day weekend. 

We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 9am. 

For more information, please check out the Library website. We hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Books Being Adapted into Films

This year several of our favorite books are being adapted into films. There are some instances where the film can be nearly identical to the book and some where the transformation veers completely off the road when it comes to the plot line. We’re hoping that these new adaptations do the books justice. As librarians always do…we recommend reading the book before seeing the film.

By Jojo Moyes
823.92 MOY
Film Release Date: June 2016

By Paula Hawkins
823.92 HAW
Film Release Date: October 2016

By Donna Tartt
813.54 TAR
Film Release Date: In Development - 2016

By Dave Eggers
813.6 EGG
Film Release Date: 2016


Posted on May 23, 2016 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)