Monday, November 23, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Resources to the Rescue!

It is hard to believe that it is already the end of November and that we are starting to think about final projects and exams. If you are anything like me, this semester flew by a little too quickly. You are probably stressing about all of the end of the semester work that has piled up along the way. Well, I have good news - the LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library is here to help! 
Did you know that you can find research guides to assist you with your projects on the Adrian G. Marcuse Library website? These research guides will help you along with any questions that you may have. Additionally, they provide great recommendations for which databases or other sources to use in your project. 
Did the research guides not completely answer your question? Do not worry about it! You can always stop by the library and ask one of the librarians to help or use the chat function on the Library website to chat with a librarian while you are at home. 

Finally, don’t forget about all of the resources you have within the library itself. Want to get away from your roommate’s music for a little while? Come study in one of our private study rooms! Don’t want to think about finals for an hour? Come catch up on the latest subscriptions of all your favorite magazines.

This finals season, don’t stress out. Take advantage of your resources and let the library help you. Most importantly, remember to take time for yourself.

Posted on November 23, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Display: Black Friday!

In America, Black Friday is the largest shopping day of the year. At the Adrian G. Marcuse Library we have several books relating to this topic...the good and the bad. November's display is dedicated to this annual day of shopping. Stop by the library and pick up one of the titles below:

Lawrence B. Glickman330.9 GLI

Freeman Hall

Don Slater
306.309 SLA

Posted on November 16, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Saturday Hours

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be open on Saturdays for your convenience on November 14, November 21, and December 5. The Library will be open 10am - 4pm and our Ask-a-Librarian service will be available 12pm - 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Home Makeover

Your home is your sanctuary. It's the place where you go after a long day to rejuvenate and relax. But maybe you want to brighten up your living space, or make it a little cozier for the winter months. Small adjustments for little or no cost can help to increase creativity and boost your mood. Consider introducing a color change, adding some new textures and textiles, or simply rearranging your furniture. Organizing and getting rid of clutter can also help eliminate stress to free your mind (and space!). Check out the following books at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library to find inspiration and interior design tips for living in style.

Lisa Lovatt-Smith
747.21 SMI

Kate Albrecht
745.5 MR. K

Terence Conran
747 CON

Leslie Taylor
747 TAY

Christy Ferer
747 FER

Lili Diallo
747 DIA

 Posted on November 09, 2015 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Archivist/Librarian)

Monday, November 2, 2015

DV - Diana Vreeland

Taking only one semester here at LIM College so far, I have already indulged in various amounts of books at the Adrian G.Marcuse Library, that of where I proudly work. This selection offers both great assistance with homework assignments, internships, and just pure enjoyment.

Now, in regards to book recommendations for pure enjoyment, I am more than happy, if not excited, to share the things that bring me joy with you guys! Though the mystery novels and the philosophy books draw my interest immensely, it is the renowned Editor-in-Chiefs' autobiographies, the Fashion-Gossipy novels, the Art Historic books, and the honest relatable feel-good stories that I love to read for fun. One book in particular that definitely takes the cake in terms of bringing true significance in New York City fashion would be D.V. by Diana Vreeland.

For those into a bit of gossip, the best, I assure you, can be told by the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.

"Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev." --From the Back Cover

The Library offers hundreds of books offering pure enjoyments like the memoir of the dazzling Diana, and I am sure, if not positive, you'll find yours there.

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Madison Ross (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Stylus- A Database Forecasting Database

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has recently added Stylus to its suite of databases. Stylus describes itself as an innovation research and advisory firm that helps businesses process global consumer lifestyle, product and engagement insights, stimulating innovation and growth. It offers deep analysis of trends in a variety of industries, as well as consumer and marketing information, downloadable as PDF’s, Infographics and short videos  This can then be utilized in LIM College undergraduate and graduate programs and courses such as Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Applied Concepts, Power of the Brand and Forecasting.

They explore trends across industries, demographics and behaviors to analyze where they influence and change each other, and provides a real world analysis of how a trends can be expected not only to sell products, but also influence and change existing trends and products. 

As a librarian, I must also mention that their limiting of search results by category, subject and report type filter within the total number of retrievals listed is extremely helpful. This quickly brings a high degree of accuracy and sophistication to a basic search.

Lastly, Stylus will provide LIM College students many opportunities to attend their trend presentations.  These events will add detail and to the reports, and give students an opportunity to ask questions of the forecasters and network with members of the fashion industry.

All in all, a great resource.  Please let us know what you think of Stylus. Send comments to

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services) 

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Student's Perspective: 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference

This weekend, LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library hosted the 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference. I was lucky enough to attend the conference as a student worker. While I was technically working the event, I was able to learn a lot by listening to the different presenters. I was the moderator for Session M. For this session, presenters spoke about how different members of society are changing fashion. I was able to learn about how African American consumer behavior has changed from the era of slavery to the 21st Century, how the millennial generation is influencing the fashion industry through their demands of innovation and how young Chinese consumers are different from the generations before them. By participating in the Fashion: Now & Then Conference, I was able to connect with professionals in the industry and learn about their areas of expertise. It is an understatement to say the conference was a success as many of the participants and presenters constantly reminded the student workers of how much they were enjoying themselves. I look forward to what next year will bring!

Posted on October 26, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)