Friday, December 18, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Will Be Closed for the Holidays

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be closed from Monday, December 21, 2015 until Friday, January 1, 2016 for the holiday season. We will re-open on Monday, January 4 at 9am.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and we will see you in 2016!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Two New Databases Available for Use

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library now subscribes to Emerald Insight: The CASE Journal and Emerald Insight: Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection. These two databases are wonderful when researching company case studies. You can access them via the Library website. For more information on each individual database, please see the descriptions below:

Emerald Insight: The CASE Journal [Case Studies] [Business]
The CASE Association is one of the most prominent case study organizations in the USA and has strong foundations within the case writing community. TCJ is the official journal of The CASE Association and the leading, online, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal featuring factual teaching cases and case exercises spanning the full spectrum of business and management disciplines.

Emerald Insight: Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection [Case Studies] [Business] [Emerging Markets]
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal.

Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year again! Winter break is upon us, which means relaxation (or just no school) for us here at LIM College. This downtime calls for some good reads that will keep you company while you cozy up in bed (or the break room). Listed below are some of the favorite books read by our library-goers.

814.6 MED
A classic favorite for LIM College staff and students, this book follows Leandra Medine’s journey from childhood to adulthood and renowned blogger. Learn what it takes to start a blog, and be sure you are ready to laugh a lot because this girl is a riot!

818.6 OAK
This is a fairly new addition to the college’s library, but it is worth the read. Tyler Oakley is a famous YouTube sensation who has written a book about his whirlwind life. It is sure to make you laugh, the perfect pick for break!

790.2 FEY
One of my all-time favorite books, Tina Fey masters the art of telling her story in a bold and hilarious way. She shares her stories of her own childhood, her career, and her own grown up life. It is worth a read!

All of these books are available to be checked out at LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library.

Posted on December 14, 2015 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Winter Intersession Library Hours: December 14, 2015 - January 15, 2016

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will have special hours during the College's Winter Intersession. 

We look forward to working with you all during the Winter Intersession! 

*Library will close at noon on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Library will be closed December 22 - January 3, 2016 and January 18, 2016.*

Preppy Inspiration for Fall and Winter

We were lucky to have such a warm November but the temperatures are dropping.  Here are some preppy picks to inspire some classic layering for the remainder of fall and winter. 

(391.2 Tui)
Seven Sisters Style offers vintage layering lessons from the North East.

Their style, on campus and off, was synonymous with an intelligence and American grace that became a marker of national pride and status all over the world: from jeans and baggy shirts to Bermuda shorts and blazers, soft Shetland sweaters and saddle shoes, not to mention sleek suiting, pearls, elegant suitcases, kidskin gloves, kitten heels, and cashmere …  Seven Sisters Style explores the multifaceted foundations and metamorphosis of this style, from the early twentieth century through today. Was the Seven Sisters girl an East Coast Ivy Leaguer? A geek or a goddess? Radical or conservative? A tomboy or an American princess? In many ways, she was all of these and more. This book presents a treasure trove of stunning visuals, including those from the archives of the Seven Sisters colleges that illustrate their legacy and enduring reverberations on and off the runway, in Hollywood, and in popular culture” -Summary from publisher

(391.1 Gun)
Learn more about cozy and iconic menswear pieces in this beautifully illustrated book, featuring prime examples of vintage menswear.

Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, workwear, and militaria, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims. - Summary from publisher

(746.920973 BAN)
Prep then and now.  Featuring the history of preppy style through the use of vintage ads and photographs and the leaders of contemporary preppy style.

(381.45 Gor)
Lastly, are your duck boots ready?  

“L. L. Bean is one of only a handful of American companies to have attained almost legendary status in the minds of its consumers. Thanks to the integrity of its product line, consistently strong brand association, and the ability to change with customers' needs … Woven throughout the narrative are themes that will resonate with managers and general readers alike: how to shape a powerhouse brand around bedrock beliefs and values, how to balance growth and tradition, and how to craft and preserve an authentic corporate identity.” - Summary from publisher

Posted on December 09, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Final Saturday of the Fall Semester

With finals around the corner, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is open this Saturday, December 5! We will be open 10am - 4pm and will have our Ask-a-Librarian, online chat & texting service, available from 12pm - 4pm. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Database Trial - The Harper's Bazaar Archive

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is currently trialing The Harper's Bazaar Archive database. We will have access to trial the database until December 31, 2015. Please let us know what you think by emailing us here:

The Harper's Bazaar Archive is a comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper's Bazaar. Database coverage currently spans January 1969 - August 2015.   

December Display - DIY (Books, Magazines, & Movies to Inspire All the Do-It-Yourselfers This Holiday Season!)

This month the Adrian G. Marcuse Library has dedicated their display area to the DIYers here at LIM College! Stop by the Library today and check out some books, magazines, and DVDs for gift inspiration. Here are a few books and magazines to get you into the holiday spirit!
Amy Serdaris
793.2 SED

Ruth Cullen
642.4 LIT

Jenna Woginrich
640 WOG

December 2015/January 2016

Posted on December 3, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Laugh Through the Semester’s End

As it gets closer to finals, you might feel like you need to blow off some end-of-the-semester steam.  Laugh and de-stress with these funny ladies, all found in the shelves of the Adrian G. Marcuse Library:
Mindy Kaling
790.2 KAL

Mindy is funnier than your funniest friend.  If everyone is hanging out without her, everyone is no fun.

Sarah Silverman
792.7 SIL

If you’ve ever had an embarrassing secret that you tried really hard to hide (which you have, everyone has), you’ll love this book.

Tina Fey
790.2 FEY

Funny and inspirational, Tina Fey mixes hilarious stories about her life with practical advice about how to use your power for good.  Read it, and then go boss people around with love and humor.

Posted on November 30, 2015 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Resources to the Rescue!

It is hard to believe that it is already the end of November and that we are starting to think about final projects and exams. If you are anything like me, this semester flew by a little too quickly. You are probably stressing about all of the end of the semester work that has piled up along the way. Well, I have good news - the LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library is here to help! 
Did you know that you can find research guides to assist you with your projects on the Adrian G. Marcuse Library website? These research guides will help you along with any questions that you may have. Additionally, they provide great recommendations for which databases or other sources to use in your project. 
Did the research guides not completely answer your question? Do not worry about it! You can always stop by the library and ask one of the librarians to help or use the chat function on the Library website to chat with a librarian while you are at home. 

Finally, don’t forget about all of the resources you have within the library itself. Want to get away from your roommate’s music for a little while? Come study in one of our private study rooms! Don’t want to think about finals for an hour? Come catch up on the latest subscriptions of all your favorite magazines.

This finals season, don’t stress out. Take advantage of your resources and let the library help you. Most importantly, remember to take time for yourself.

Posted on November 23, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Display: Black Friday!

In America, Black Friday is the largest shopping day of the year. At the Adrian G. Marcuse Library we have several books relating to this topic...the good and the bad. November's display is dedicated to this annual day of shopping. Stop by the library and pick up one of the titles below:

Lawrence B. Glickman330.9 GLI

Freeman Hall

Don Slater
306.309 SLA

Posted on November 16, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Saturday Hours

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be open on Saturdays for your convenience on November 14, November 21, and December 5. The Library will be open 10am - 4pm and our Ask-a-Librarian service will be available 12pm - 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Home Makeover

Your home is your sanctuary. It's the place where you go after a long day to rejuvenate and relax. But maybe you want to brighten up your living space, or make it a little cozier for the winter months. Small adjustments for little or no cost can help to increase creativity and boost your mood. Consider introducing a color change, adding some new textures and textiles, or simply rearranging your furniture. Organizing and getting rid of clutter can also help eliminate stress to free your mind (and space!). Check out the following books at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library to find inspiration and interior design tips for living in style.

Lisa Lovatt-Smith
747.21 SMI

Kate Albrecht
745.5 MR. K

Terence Conran
747 CON

Leslie Taylor
747 TAY

Christy Ferer
747 FER

Lili Diallo
747 DIA

 Posted on November 09, 2015 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Archivist/Librarian)

Monday, November 2, 2015

DV - Diana Vreeland

Taking only one semester here at LIM College so far, I have already indulged in various amounts of books at the Adrian G.Marcuse Library, that of where I proudly work. This selection offers both great assistance with homework assignments, internships, and just pure enjoyment.

Now, in regards to book recommendations for pure enjoyment, I am more than happy, if not excited, to share the things that bring me joy with you guys! Though the mystery novels and the philosophy books draw my interest immensely, it is the renowned Editor-in-Chiefs' autobiographies, the Fashion-Gossipy novels, the Art Historic books, and the honest relatable feel-good stories that I love to read for fun. One book in particular that definitely takes the cake in terms of bringing true significance in New York City fashion would be D.V. by Diana Vreeland.

For those into a bit of gossip, the best, I assure you, can be told by the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.

"Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev." --From the Back Cover

The Library offers hundreds of books offering pure enjoyments like the memoir of the dazzling Diana, and I am sure, if not positive, you'll find yours there.

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Madison Ross (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Stylus- A Database Forecasting Database

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has recently added Stylus to its suite of databases. Stylus describes itself as an innovation research and advisory firm that helps businesses process global consumer lifestyle, product and engagement insights, stimulating innovation and growth. It offers deep analysis of trends in a variety of industries, as well as consumer and marketing information, downloadable as PDF’s, Infographics and short videos  This can then be utilized in LIM College undergraduate and graduate programs and courses such as Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Applied Concepts, Power of the Brand and Forecasting.

They explore trends across industries, demographics and behaviors to analyze where they influence and change each other, and provides a real world analysis of how a trends can be expected not only to sell products, but also influence and change existing trends and products. 

As a librarian, I must also mention that their limiting of search results by category, subject and report type filter within the total number of retrievals listed is extremely helpful. This quickly brings a high degree of accuracy and sophistication to a basic search.

Lastly, Stylus will provide LIM College students many opportunities to attend their trend presentations.  These events will add detail and to the reports, and give students an opportunity to ask questions of the forecasters and network with members of the fashion industry.

All in all, a great resource.  Please let us know what you think of Stylus. Send comments to

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services) 

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Student's Perspective: 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference

This weekend, LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library hosted the 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference. I was lucky enough to attend the conference as a student worker. While I was technically working the event, I was able to learn a lot by listening to the different presenters. I was the moderator for Session M. For this session, presenters spoke about how different members of society are changing fashion. I was able to learn about how African American consumer behavior has changed from the era of slavery to the 21st Century, how the millennial generation is influencing the fashion industry through their demands of innovation and how young Chinese consumers are different from the generations before them. By participating in the Fashion: Now & Then Conference, I was able to connect with professionals in the industry and learn about their areas of expertise. It is an understatement to say the conference was a success as many of the participants and presenters constantly reminded the student workers of how much they were enjoying themselves. I look forward to what next year will bring!

Posted on October 26, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ladylike Legends

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and although this month is almost over I figured there was still enough time to pay homage to the women of this world. I have chosen a few materials that are available in the Adrian G. Marcuse Library in honor of women who are breaking molds and empowering us to live our lives to the fullest.

381 AMO

First is a book for the books, #GirlBoss. Written by the founder of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amaruso, this book speaks to anyone with big dreams. It is a look into her life and the struggles she had to overcome to get where she is today. A definite must read for young entrepreneurs.

814.6 GAY

Next is book that spares no spunk. Bad Feminist, written by Roxane Gay, explores many different cultural scenarios from the viewpoint of a younger generation. It is a collection of essays, so a long attention span is not required, but I bet once you start you won’t be able to stop.


My last recommendation to get you into the lady-loving spirit is one of my personal favorites, A League of Their Own. It is a movie about the creation of the first ever women’s baseball league in America. With big names like Tom Hanks and Rosie O’Donnell this movie is guaranteed to make you laugh while highlighting the struggle of breaking traditions.

Check these materials, and many more like them, out at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library!

 Posted on October 19, 2015 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Last Chance to Register for Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来!

The fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference is around the corner. We're excited to be offering over 50 unique presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, and museum tours for this year's conference. 

We do have a limited number of scholarships available for the conference. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Nicole LaMoreaux for more information. 

To register, click here.

To view the conference schedule, click here.

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

Posted on October 13, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ralph Lauren

Last week we heard the news that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation (but will remain executive chairman and chief creative officer).  Come to the library to learn more about his timeless designs and how he built a brand and fashion empire!

Check out the Designer Reference Section behind the library front desk to look through books like:

by Ralph Lauren

by Lauren Cochrane

Or see all the books on Ralph Lauren in the library here!

Use the WWD Archive to find articles that show how he built successful business and brand.  Or Use the Vogue Archive to search for advertisements that showcase his classic American designs throughout the decades.

Posted on October 06, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October Display: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

The Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference is right around the corner. In honor of this year's fifth anniversary, we have dedicated our Library display to represent past and present presentation topics. We have featured several of presenters' publications. Some of these include:

Howard Vincent Kurtz
391.2 KUR

Glenda Bailey
779 BAI

Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl
391.009 COL

Be sure to register for the conference today!

Posted on September 29, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)