Friday, October 3, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Offering Saturday Hours during Midterms

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is pleased to be offering Saturday hours during midterms. The Saturday hours will begin this Saturday, October 4th. They will also be offered Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, October 18th. 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, September 30, 2014

Dedicated Display: 2014 Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference

This year’s Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference is right around the corner (October 23-25, 2014). The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has organized a display dedicated to this year’s theme, From Antiquity to Visionary. The conference this year will feature speakers from around the world including Brazil, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Topics will range from Corporate Social Responsibility to Fashion in Literature to Wearable Technology. Stop by the Library today to read about these topics and more!

709.05 SEY

The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization Edited by Eugenia Paulicelli and Hazel Clark
391 PAU

331.88 MIL

658.8 MAI

677 OMA

New Retail by Raul A. Barreneche
725.21 BAR

We will also be hosting a book signing for the newest edition (6th) of Who’s Who in Fashion by Holly Price Alford on Thursday evening.

For more information on the conference please visit the Fashion: Now & Then Blog.

Click here to register for the conference.

There are scholarships available to off-set the conference registration fee. Please contact David Benjamin, LIM College Archivist, at

Join the Conversation: #LIMFNT

Posted on September 30, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coco Before Chanel

by Fontaine, Anne.
Publication Date: 2010
Format/ Location: DVD shelves - Movies section
Call Number: DVD COC

Movie Review
The early life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel is a fashion biopic drama about an ambitious person inventing herself.  "Coco Before Chanel," begins with an abandoned orphan girl named Gabrielle, who grows into a music hall singer, then sidesteps prostitution by becoming a mistress. From behind the clouds of her cigarettes, Audrey Tautou who plays Coco, regards the world with unforgiving realism.  

Through the story we learn that Coco did not set out to become the most influential fashion icon of the 20th century. She begins by designing hats, making a little money and striving to better herself. Her true goal is money and independence.  Her fashions may have liberated women from the excesses of the late 19th century, but she creates them not out of idealism but because they directly reflect her strong personality. She didn't put women in sailor shirts out of conviction. She liked to wear them. Coco Chanel was raised by nuns. Was that also her influence? Did she start identifying simplicity in dress with women in power?

At the end of this movie, you are left wanting to know more about this extraordinary woman considered one of the most influential designers for women of the 20th century. It is a story of the early years of a woman who favored simplicity in her style, which lead to a rebellion of extreme feminization in the fashion world at that era.

Posted on September 29, 2014 I Blog post by E.F. (Graduate Student Intern of the LIM College Library)