Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Fashion: Now & Then Conference Schedule is Live

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites you to attend the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology 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 From Antiquity to Visionary. This year’s presentations will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion has evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Zach Davis, co-founder of Stylitics. Stylistics is the largest digital closet platform on the web.  For more information on Stylitics please check out their site.

For more information on the conference, please check out the Fashion: Now & Then blog.

For more information on registration, please check out the Adrian G. Marcuse Library website

Friday, August 15, 2014

Library Announcement for Monday, August 18, 2014

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed on Monday, August 18, 2014 for faculty/staff convocation. We will return to normal hours Tuesday, August 19th.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Beginning Monday, August 25 
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday: Open 10:00 to 4:00 pm select Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18), November (15, 22) and December (12/6)
Sunday: Closed

Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet Your Librarians!

Sure, we have a world-class career center, tons of internship opportunities, and some of the most industry-connected faculty you'll ever find, but there's yet another often overlooked job-finding resource here at LIM: our librarians! Our librarians (the older folks you always see in the library, sometimes even teaching your classes), are a great resource for job-seekers. We can help you learn about what different positions may entail, we can connect you with job postings, and we can provide you with essential information about a possible employer before your interview. This kind of advance research sets candidates apart from the crowd and it's proven that employees are more likely to hire candidates who've done some advance research. Sure, come browse our DVD's and cram away for that insane WebPDM project that's due in ten minutes, but also come say hi and seek us out when it comes time for your job hunt. 
Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Librarians

Posted on February 04, 2014 I Blog post by David Benjamin, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. (LIM College Archivist)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Library Hours for the End of the Summer & Fall 2014 Semester

July 28 - August 3
Monday - Thursday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

August 4 - August 7
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

August  11 - August 22
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Beginning Monday, August 25 
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday: Open 10:00 to 4:00 pm select Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18), November (15, 22) and December (12/6)
Sunday: Closed

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bigger is Better

Summer is quickly winding down so to get you back into that school mode I wanted to offer up some good reads that will ease us all back into the upcoming school year.  Our oversized book selection here at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is spectacular and houses some amazing books. These books have a lot of pictures and large font making them easy on the brain, but at the same time teaching you about some incredible (and fashionable) topics.

To help you out I’ve given you some of my personal favorites!

Domestic Art: Curated Interiors by Holly Moore shows the best and chicest interiors around the world. If you love interior design like I do then this book is a must! The pictures and places are breathtaking, dare to dream and skim the pages.

Skin Art; 391.65 FOL

I have always been fascinated by tattoos and piercings and their historical significance as well as today’s perceptions. Skin Art by Philippe di Folco visually draws you in while teaching you all you need to know.  I suggest you find a comfortable spot in the library and enjoy the read!

Posted on July 21, 2014 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference Registration

Registration is open on Eventville.  
Conference RatesEarly Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference** Attendance$200$225
Full Conference** Attendance (Presenters)$150$175
Full Conference Attendance** (Students with Valid ID)$100$125
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0
Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & StaffEarly Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference Attendance$50$75
Friday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25$50
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/25)$25$50
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/23)$25$50
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0

*Early Bird Rates apply to registration completed before September 15, 2014. 

Museum Tours Saturday, October 25th at 1pm
Museum at FIT - Exposed: A History of Lingerie & Dance and Fashion (two exhibitions) – unguided 34
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Fashion in Art (general tour – guided) 19
The Museum of the City of New York – Mac Conner: A New York Life – guided tour 19
Brooklyn Museum – Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe – guided34

**The guided/unguided Museum Tours are an optional choice for Full Conference Attendees to attend after the Saturday program. Please only choose one tour option. Tour selections are completed with Full Conference registration on Eventville.

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact David Benjamin david.benjamin@limcollege.edu for more information. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Charles James: Beyond Fashion Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 10, 2014

I recently attended the inaugural show of the Met Museum’s re-opened and renamed Costume Institute (now known as The Costume Institute's Anna Wintour Costume Center).  As a designer, James is known for highly technical work that has much in common with architecture or engineering. In keeping with this theme, the Met worked with an architecture firm on the exhibition’s display.  The works are exhibited in low light on slightly raised platforms. In a decision that I found quite distracting, a robotic camera scans the clothing and signals a video display to provide explanation.  Another problem I had with this presentation was that to allow for screening the videos, the light in the gallery needed to be minimal, making viewing the clothes difficult.  In addition, the video content, although informative, was a lot to absorb (especially from a screen) and took my attention away from the clothes.

What I did see, I enjoyed very much.  Highlights include the “Butterfly,” “Clover Leaf" and “Four-Leaf Clover,” all stunning achievements.  Other works show an interest in and interplay with Surrealism.  Also, photos of the clothes on the wealthy patrons that commissioned them were a revelation.  The society women shown wearing James’ creations looked both beautiful and fascinating.  Finally a room of ephemera showcased working models, correspondence and other material related to the show.  In a nice touch, the Museum gift shops sell Charles James’ tape measures, pins and thimbles. 

To learn more about Charles James check the books below from the library, including the show catalog.  

 Charles James: Beyond Fashion


 The Genius of Charles James

The Genius of Charles James Coleman, Elizabeth A. 

 Universe of Fashion: Charles James

Universe of Fashion: Charles James Martin, Richard (Richard Harrison) 

Posted on July 14, 2014 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services)