Monday, June 3, 2013

Reminder! Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode Proposals are Due June 10, 2013

Reminder! Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode Proposals are Due June 10, 2013

Fashion: Now and Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

LIM College, New York, NY

Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the third annual Fashion: Now & Then, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information. 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 Fashion: Now and Then conference is Meaning, Media, and Mode and will include presentations about fashion and information. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, rare books, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, librarians, patrons, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, trend reporting, demographics & psychographics, and ephemera.

Presentation Proposals and Notification

Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentation (500 words or less)

Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Thursday, June 20, 2013.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

About LIM College

LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in five buildings in Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with tracks in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs in Fashion Merchandising & Management and Fashion Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for nearly three quarters of a century.

About the LIM College Library and Archives

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College's major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consist of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organize, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now and Then conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then conferences:

Fashion: Now & Then LIM College

Fashion: Now & Then Blog:

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Ryan, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College

Posted on June 03, 2013 I Blog post by Lisa Ryan, M.L.I.S. (LIM College Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Summer Reading, Having Some Fun!

As summer is around the corner and finals are in the past; the library would like to leave you with a variety of titles that you might enjoy while laying by the pool or the beach [can you tell we’re in need of a beach vacation as well?! ;-)].


The Complete Poems and Plays 1909-1950 by T.S. Eliot

The Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by R.W. Franklin


Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Vivienne Westwood: Fashion, Perveristy and the Sixties Laid Bare by Fred Vermorel

Popular Culture

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello

Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds

True Prep by Lisa Birnbach with Chip Kidd

Posted on May 27, 2013 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Evening Librarian)