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 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 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:

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College

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)

Monday, May 16, 2016

School’s Out! Top 5 Summer Classics

As we wrap up yet another semester here at LIM College, we hope you find some time to catch up on summer reading. Whether at the beach or cozied up under a blanket, consider these classic fiction novels as new additions to your literature repertoire. Covering various topics from romance and feminism to tragedy and death, these reads will have you flipping pages into the fall.

Virginia Woolf
Woolf has been invited to lecture on the topic of Women and Fiction. She advances the thesis that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Her essay is constructed as a partly-fictionalized narrative of the thinking that led her to adopt this thesis. She dramatizes that mental process in the character of an imaginary narrator who is in her same position, wrestling with the same topic.
Albert Camus

Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian who, after attending his mother's funeral, apathetically kills an Arab man whom he recognizes in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively.
Ernest Hemingway
A 1926 novel about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. the characters are based on real people of Hemingway's circle, and the action is based on real events. In the novel, Hemingway presents his notion that the "Lost Generation", considered to have been decadent, dissolute and damaged by World War I, was resilient and strong.
J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he's telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium.
John Steinbeck
This is a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife. This is a tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.

All of these books and more can be found in the 813 Fiction section of the Adrian G. Marcuse Library.

Posted on May 16, 2016 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sustainable Fashion

The fashion industry is one of the most influential and powerful businesses in the world. “Globally, fashion is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry. It employs millions of people. And while those of us working in fashion may not be changing the world, we do make important contributions to the global economy and impact the daily lives of billions of people around the world.” says Imran Amed from Business of Fashion. According to Sustainable Fashion: Why Now?: A Conversation About Issues, Practices, and Possibilities, the book I'm recommending this week, fashion obtains numerous opportunities for people, a lot of which include being sustainable and socially responsible.

Janet Hethorn and Connie Ulasewicz
338.47687 HET

In this book, co-authors Janet Hethorn and Connie Ulasewicz uncover the issues and possibilities consumers, marketers, designers, and more have as they move toward ethical action in their business practices in the fashion industry.

My favorite part specifically from this book is chapter 4, "Pop Culture, Marketing, and the Ethical Consumer," where Rebecca Luke writes about how it is the consumer who plays a key role in promoting peace and sustainability. At the end of the day, the company will always want to please the customer. I bet you if customers start questioning the ethics of a company's business plan, things will change quickly. So, it starts with us. It is up to us initially to educate ourselves and be the first to make a true impact in the world.

It is books like these that I'm happy I am associated with the Adrian G. Marcuse Library. They have a lot of material to further learn about this subject that is Corporate Social Responsibility. This subject has grown to be something very close to my heart, and I can't wait to learn more about it especially from the library.

(Shameless plug for the Philanthropy and CSR Club here)

Posted on May 9, 2016 I Blog post by Madison Ross (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 2016 Hours

As the semester winds down, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library's hours will start to change. 

This May our hours will be:

May 9 - May 13, 2016
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

May 16 - May 20, 2016
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

May 23 - May 27, 2016
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday - Sunday: Closed

May 30 - June 3, 2016
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours officially begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue

Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue
Fashion Now & Then: Men's Fashion as Art
Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is currently accepting abstracts for a special focus issue on Men’s Fashion as Art.
This special issue will examine how fashion information and art in men’s fashion have evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future.
Contributions are welcome from all disciplines including: fashion studies, anthropology, art, art history, design, business, consumer studies, cultural studies, economics, gender studies, humanities, literature, marketing, psychology, queer studies, religion, sociology, and textiles.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Use of fashion information in design
• Use of fashion information in marketing
• Influential designers in menswear
• Influential pop culture icons that influenced men’s fashion
• Transgender influence on men’s fashion
• Forecasting menswear
• Museum exhibitions based on menswear
• Menswear designer archives
• Menswear street style
• Textiles used in menswear
Tentative timeline:
• Abstracts of intended paper due to guest editors 1 August 2016
• Letters of acceptance sent out 15 August 2016
• Articles due 3 January 2017
• Articles reviewed and returned to authors for revisions 30 January 2017
• Revised articles due 6 March 2017
• Issue published Fall 2017
All manuscripts will undergo peer review. Articles will be selected on their content, scholarship, and technical quality. The content must be in line with the vision of the journal in advancing scholarship on men and appearance.
All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review. Attached and at: Manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-7,000 words and use British spelling. It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights, text, and citation usage if they are included in the manuscript.
Please send submissions and queries to the guest editors Nicole LaMoreaux (, Lou Acierno (, and Elizabeth Marotta (

Journal Publisher: Intellect: Publishers of Original Thinking