Monday, December 15, 2014

Your Time to Relax

Finals are over and the stress has been lifted off of your shoulders. That book that you have been eyeing all semester, but have been just too busy to read, is still waiting for you on the shelves. Be sure to stop by the library and check out a book to enjoy over the winter break. We have several great new books to choose from:


Dove, Roja
668.54 DOV

King, Poppy
658.11 KIN


von Furstenberg, Diane
746.92092 FUR

Dunham, Lena
791.45 DUN


Amoruso, Sophia
381 AMO

Skaist-Levy, Pameal and Gela Nash-Taylor
381.4 SKA


Heti, Sheila
391.2 HET
Spivack, Emily
391.001 SPI


Flynn, Gillian
813.6 FLY

Eugenides, Jeffrey
813.54 EUG

While checking out your winter holiday books, don’t forget to return the books you have borrowed during the semester! We look forward to seeing you before you jet off for the holidays!

Posted on December 15, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Winter Intersession Hours

Monday, January 5, 2015 - Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday:  Closed
Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015. 

Ask-a-Librarian Online Live and Interactive Reference - chat service (via Adobe Connect*) hours:   
Monday - Thursday
Daytime: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (1/5 - 1/15)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Girl Power!

Tina Fey, Annie Leibovitz, Chelsea Handler, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Madonna.  These are just a few women who embody the meaning of girl power!  Our book display this month at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library takes a behind-the-scenes look at successful women and their (not always easy) journeys to the top.  Here are some of our favorites:

by Tina Fey

by Sophia Amoruso

 by Roxane Gay 

by Lindy Woodhead

Stop by the library or visit us on Twitter @LIMLibrary and tell us who you think we should add to our list! 

Posted on December 10, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Hours for the Week of December 15-19

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will have special hours the week of December 15-19, 2014. 

We will be open:

Monday, December 15: 8am-6pm
Tuesday, December 16: 8am-6pm
Wednesday, December 17: 8am-12pm
Thursday, December 18: 8am-6pm
Friday, December 19: 8am-5pm

Ask- A-Librarian Online Live and Interactive Reference will be offered:

December 8-12: 12-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm
December 15-16 and December 18*: from 12-2pm
* It will not be offered on Wednesday, December 17th

We will close for the holidays on Saturday, December 20th and re-open for the new year on Monday, January 5.

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Parallels of Art & Life

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel written by Oscar Wilde in 1891. Dorian Gray is a young, wealthy, handsome man who crosses paths with the artist Basil Hallward. Taking Dorian on as a muse, Basil creates one of his finest portraits out of pure admiration and exultation. Dorian is perplexed by the portrait, which leads him to shun the artwork as it will not reflect his emotions throughout his lifetime. Seeking answers from the artwork, he leads a risqué and vain life in years to come as he falls in love with a performer’s craft, and faces death on his own.

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has this book in the 800 section, and in the designer reference section Karl Lagerfeld has done his own visual representation of the book entitled a Portrait of Dorian Gray. This photography book is a great way of looking at how Dorian Gray’s life is changed by vanity, art, and age. If you’re interested in British literature and also have a love for fashion designers, I highly recommend looking up the two books to see how they correspond to one another. 

Posted on December 8, 2014 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tis the season in Retail…..

Whether for internship or just your regular retail job, if you work these holidays all I want to say is: I’m sorry and good luck!!

Haven’t we all been through it? From the Black Friday massacre to the holiday attitudes, I am tired of it also. But this book by Freeman Hall will sooth your headaches from the antsy customers this winter. The experiences that Hall shares with us can touch us somewhere at the very bottom of our heart. Like the girl who returns the things she bought last week just to wear it on the weekend and bring it back. Or draining 8-hour shifts that make you cherish the times you drowned in your bed. This humorous tale will only gift you with laughs and joy for the holidays, so come in the library to check it out. 

Hall, Freeman.

381.1 HAL

Posted on December 8, 2014 I Blog post by Joely Liriano (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning on Wednesday, November 26 and will re-open on Monday, December 1.

Ask- A-Librarian Online Live and Interactive Reference will be offline Wednesday, November 26 until Monday, December 1.

We will re-open Monday, December 1 at 8am.

Keep Those Glasses, Laney!

In movies like She’s All That and The Princess Diaries, when the main character goes from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan the most important step is getting rid of her glasses.  With the recent success of eyewear brands like Warby Parker and Oliver Peoples, those old ideas are changing, and lots of fashionable people are dumping the contacts in favor of flattering frames.  Eyeglasses as fashion isn’t new though, as these books can show:

Kim Johnson Gross
391 GRO

Neil Handley
391.44 HAN

Simon Murray
391.44 MUR

746.92 SPE

Posted on November 24, 2014 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Women Fashion Power

London’s Design Museum is celebrating how influential women have marked their place in society with the use of dress. The exhibit “Women Fashion Power” looks at how designers, CEOs, models, and princesses from all over the world show their authority and self-expression through signature looks and fashion designs. With a multimedia experience, exclusive interviews, and historic clothing, this exhibit provides viewers with a unique experience and story. The museum features women such as Vivienne Westwood, Princess Diana, Diane von Furstenberg, and Anne Hidalgo, showing how they have played an instrumental role in linking clothing to defining social movements and periods in history. In honor of this exhibit and these powerful women, here are some books to check out at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library:

Gene Krell
DES WES (Reference)

André Leon Talley
746.92 TAL

Edited by Valeria Manferto De Fabianis
746.92 SA

Simone Werle
746.9209 Wer

Come visit the library and ask us about other books available on this topic! 

Posted on November 17, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Offering Saturday Hours during Finals

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is pleased to be offering Saturday hours during finals. The Saturday hours will begin this Saturday, November 15th. They will also be offered Saturday, November 22nd and Saturday, December 6th. The Library will be open 10am - 4pm during these Saturdays.

The Library will also continue to offer our Ask-a-Librarian Online & Interactive Reference Service on Saturdays from 11:30am - 4pm. *Please use your LIM College username to enter the chat area. 

For more information check out the Library Hours & Info page on our website.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yeah! Feminism! Recent Additions to the Collection Explore Contemporary Feminism

Simply defined, Feminism refers to ideologies that attempt to define, establish, and defend equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. However, putting these theories into practice reveals the complexity, frustrations and cross-purposes involved in having different perspectives on feminist thought. This conflict has led to in-fighting and factionalism for feminist groups.

A review of titles related to feminism in the Adrian G. Marcus Library mirrors both the complexity of the subject and its potential for dialogue. For example,   

305.42 VAL

“Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore.”  Jessica Valenti examines the reluctance of many young people to identify as feminist. In this work, the noted writer and critic attempts to bridge the differences between second- and third-wave feminists.  

Other notable titles addressing issues of third-wave feminism include:

Siegel, Deborah, 305.4209 SIE

Seely, Megan, 305.42 SEE

A more personal take on contemporary feminism can be found in these collections of essays-

Dunham, Lena, 791.45 DUN 

Like her HBO show, “Girls”, Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl,” exemplifies the conflicts, confusions and exhilaration of contemporary feminism.  Either “Loved or Hated,” or “Loved and Hated,” Dunham has written about a life spent embodying and sorting out the contradictions of being a “post-feminist” feminist.

Other feminist essays and memoirs include:

Gay, Roxane, 814.6 GAY

Gevinson, Tevi, 305.2352 GEV

Solnit, Rebecca, 305.42 SOL

These are a few of the library’s many books on feminism. If there are other titles that you want us to collect, let us know.  

Posted on November 11, 2014 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services) 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gems and Jewels

It’s November and we’re celebrating New York Accessories Market Week and the jewelry fairs happening all around the world. In honor of this, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is dedicating this month’s book display to gems and jewels. From couture to costume, our books explore the world of jewelry and accessories throughout history. Take a look at our brightest and most dazzling selections, such as American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, and Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary.  Come visit and tell us which book is your favorite!  

Posted on November 7, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian) and Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tote bag Thursday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 6th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Mergent Online.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Water Bottle Wednesday

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 5th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a awesome water bottle from Mango Languages.

We look forward to seeing you today! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tote bag Tuesday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 4th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 

You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Fairchild Books.

We look forward to seeing you today! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Heel-Lovers Paradise

A couple of weekends ago I had the wonderful pleasure of being a part of the LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Fourth Annual Conference Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary. I was thrilled to be assigned to assist with the tour to the Brooklyn Museum exhibit “Killer Heels.” I built up so much anticipation for the show, from seeing advertisements all over the city to hearing about it  from people who have already attended, and I must say that it lived up to every expectation and more!

When I began the tour I was fascinated with the idea that the exhibit was not entirely about heels. Well, it had a lot to do with heels but, more importantly the art, history, inspiration and culture that encompass heels. The exhibit had over 160 heels dating from the 16th century to the current year and displayed works from famous designers such as: Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Talk about a high-heel lover’s PARADISE!

I was extremely excited to see all of the shoes and the ideas that influenced and inspired some of the unique designs. I must say that my favorite shoe was that of Christian Louboutin, the ballet heels, which are eight inches high and a complete downward sloping angle. (See below) 

(2013, February) Retrieved from 

I would recommend this exhibit to everyone because there are many things that people can connect with. You do not have to be a heel lover to appreciate this exhibit however, it would be a bonus! 

Further Reading:

by DeMello, Margo.
Location  Regular shelves
Call Number  391.41303 DEM

by Huey, Sue.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 HUE

by Walford, Jonathan.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 WAL

by Riello, Giorgio.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 RIE

Posted on November 3, 2014 I Blog post by Sheala Ortiz (student worker of the LIM College Library) 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Careers and Curiosity

Many students worry about getting their first job, thinking if they haven't landed this one position, they will never get that dream job down the road. In an industry as competitive as the fashion business, many students spend a whole lot of time worrying about internships and jobs. If you take just a sliver of the time you might spend worrying, perhaps the best way to land that great gig, whether an internship or a job, might be to indulge in a little bit of what probably brought you to fashion business school in the first place. Indulging your own interest in the fashion business, specifically, your individual curiosity can improve your stress level, and believe it or not, make you stand out as an applicant. 
How do you indulge your curiosity? Go shopping...for information. 
L Lu. (2009). March 2009 magazine covers. [Web log]. Retrieved from

Instead of going to a midtown newsstand and dropping $900 on rare imported fashion magazines, come to the Library. We have an even better selection of awesome, rare import fashion magazines. If you want to go super high quality, just sit and think of what you've always wanted to know, then come ask a librarian! You would be shocked what the librarians know, or the kinds of stuff they can show you. 

(2011, 20 September). Abbey Lee Kershaw for i-D magazine fall 2011. [Web log]. Retrieved from
So by all means put on your best shoes, get that resume just perfect, and be on point for those interviews, but by all means, let yourself be curious, isn't this whole school thing about fulfilling your interests anyway? 

Posted on October 29, 2014 I Blog post by David Benjamin, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. (LIM College Archivist)