Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Thursday, October 23 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Proposal Due Date: June 9, 2014

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in 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. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion has 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.

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentations (500 words or less). Email the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu. Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment. The proposal due date is Monday, June 9, 2014.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Monday, June 23, 2014.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.

The event will take place in the LIM College Maxwell Hall (216 E. 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four 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 & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in International Business, 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 75 years.

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 consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

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 Website: http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Website: http://www.limcollege.edu/

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ask-a-Librarian: Using the Library’s New Online Chat Reference Service

Have a quick question about our hours? Need help navigating a database? Want to ask for a book recommendation?

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is now offering online chat reference service. The Ask-a-Librarian service will be offered to students, faculty, and staff Monday to Thursday from 12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm. We hope to help bridge the gap between the campus locations and the library.

In order to access the Ask-a-Librarian service go to our Research Help page on the site. 

Click the Ask-a-Librarian button and sign-in as a guest. 


Once you have followed the steps, you can start asking your questions!

We look forward to serving you in-person as well as online today!

Posted on April 14, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Surf Style: Counter Culture to Popular Culture, A Bibliography

“It is possible that no sport practiced by fewer people has ever had the influence of surfing on American style.” 
– Guy Trebay

Bryant, N (n.d.). Regional Differences in Dress and Fashion. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Craik, J. (2005). Fashioning Sports Clothing as Lifestyle Couture. In Uniforms Exposed. Retrieved 5 Apr. 2014, from http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/view/UNIFEXP/chapter-UNIFEXP0013.xml
Cunningham, P. Mangine, H., Reilly, A. (2005). Television and Fashion in the 1980s. In Twentieth-Century American Fashion.
Lynch, A., Strauss, M. (2007). Fashion as Collective Behavior. In Changing Fashion.
Paoletti, Jo. (n.d). Children and Adolescents in the United States. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Sokolowski, S, S. (n.d).  Dress for Recreational Sports and Professional Sports. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.
Winge, T. (n.d).  Music and Dress in the United States. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 3 – The United States and Canada.


Heimann, J. (2004).  Surfing: vintage surfing graphics.  Call Number: 741.67 HEI

Trebay, G. (2006, June 1).  Back to the beach in New York.  The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2014 from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/01/fashion/thursdaystyles/01surf.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Posted on April 14, 2014 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)