Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Keynote Speech on Lester Gaba


Keynote speaker Ron Knoth is the creator of the fashion website www.thebespokenfor.net, a blog that, in his words, "focuses on the affirmative, the positive," and celebrates "fashion and what it means to be a gentleman." He has extensively researched the life of 1940s celebrity Lester Gaba.

He became fascinated by Gaba years ago while working in the retail, merchandising, and mannequin industries. "Gaba always had a strange reputation, insomuch as he supposedly fell in love with his ultimate creation, a mannequin named Cynthia, but there never was a central source for information¬-no biography or autobiography." Although little-known now, Gaba was an important figure in the New York fashion world; Ron will illuminate his life (and rescue him from decades of neglect) in his keynote speech.

Ron, a former actor, poet, arts administrator, designer, creative director, and advocate for people with AIDS, is currently a professor of Visual Merchandising at LIM College.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Deirdre Donohue to Participate in a Panel at Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College


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The ninth bio in the series on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Deirdre Donohue
Deirdre Donohue is the Stephanie Shuman Librarian at the
International Center of Photography in New York, where she also teaches graduate students in fine art. She is adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science since 2004.

From 1985-2000 Deirdre worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in a variety of capacities, from Collections Assistant to Administrator to Librarian and Archivist. She was Art Librarian of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for a year before accepting the position of Librarian at
ICP in 2001. Deirdre is the author of Sophia Style, as well as encyclopedia essays on a variety of topics, including fashion and photography.

Read more about the symposium and register on the
Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Carrie Bickner to Moderate Panel Session at Fashion: Now & Then, a Symposim at LIM College


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The eighth bio in the series on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Carrie Bickner
Carrie Bickner is the Principal of the Bickner Group, which provides consulting services to museums and libraries. Before beginning this enterprise, she worked at The New York Public Library for eleven years. She served as Director for Teaching and Learning, launching a K-12 education outreach program. Before that she was the Assistant Director for Technology in the Library’s Digital Library. In this position, she helped launch the NYPL Digital Gallery, a database of more than 600,000 images from the collections of the NYPL. She teaches several graduate courses at the Pratt Institute including Digital Libraries, Knowledge Organization and Literacy and Learning in the Digital Age.

Bickner has authored many articles and one book,
Web Design on a Shoestring. She holds an MILS from The University of Michigan and lives in Manhattan with her daughter.

Read more about the symposium and register on the
Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

Monday, March 7, 2011

LIM College Librarian, Rachel King, will be a Panelist at the Symposium--Fashion: Now & Then


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The seventh bio in the series on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Rachel King
Rachel King had a 15-year career in publishing before beginning the M.S.I.S. program at SUNY/Albany in 2006. She started as a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, and then went on to work in nearly all branches of the industry: book publishing (Houghton Mifflin), scholarly publishing (Kluwer Academic Publishers), magazine publishing (Art & Antiques) and new media (mixedgreens.com). She graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1996. From the late 1990s until 2006, Rachel worked primarily as a freelancer, doing lengthy stints at Microsoft, sothebys.com, and SELF.

While studying at SUNY, she worked for both the Preservation Unit and the Conservation Lab of the New York State Library. She also interned at the New York State Archives. From 2008 to 2010, Rachel was the Information Services Librarian at Manhattan College, where she taught information literacy and where she first noticed and became interested in the dearth of visual materials for students doing research on consumer magazines, advertising, and other mass communication topics. She is currently an Evening Librarian at
LIM College.
Registration is open now! Read more about the symposium and register on the
Fashion: Now  & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Virginia Millington, Recording & Archive Manager for StoryCorps, to Speak at LIM College Symposium


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The sixth bio in the series by LIM College Librarian, Rachel King, on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Virginia Millington
Born in Washington, D.C., Virginia Millington moved to Minneapolis with dreams of starting her own literary magazine. She was a little surprised, then, to wind up wearing a hardhat to her place of work—that is, the Walker Art Center, then undergoing extensive renovations. “I had to navigate the construction just to find the library,” she says.

It was while interning for librarian Rosemary Furtak that she “discovered the thrill of special collections.” She adds, “Through the collection of artists' books, monographs, correspondence files, and art magazines, I was introduced to a side of art that I'd not experienced much before, and I was immediately fascinated by the uniqueness and richness of the collection. Better yet, these materials were available for research and use, not hung on a wall to merely be observed.”

In addition to the Walker, Virginia has worked at the Library of Congress, Columbia University’s Diamond Law Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the Pratt Institute, and is currently the Recording & Archive Manager for
StoryCorps in Brooklyn.

Rachel King


Registration is open now! Read more about the symposium and register on the Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Molly Monosky, Archivist at the Fairchild Archive, to Speak at Symposium Exploring Fashion and Information


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The fifth bio in the series by LIM College Librarian Rachel King on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Molly Monosky
Molly Monosky is the archivist of the
Fairchild Archive, a collection of items associated with Fairchild Publications, a 19th- and 20-century newspaper and magazine publishing company now owned by Condé Nast. Fairchild is best known for the title Women’s Wear Daily, known by insiders as “the Bible of fashion.”

Molly went to Condé Nast after years of working as an archivist in the non-profit and academic realms. “I love fashion,” she says. “It seemed like the perfect place.”

Five years later, she’s still enamored of the rich visual history housed in the collection. “The most interesting thing about working with magazine photography is finding cool pictures. It’s the best.” She adds, “The most surprising thing about this particular collection is how much it gets used. The editorial staff of WWD is constantly asking for research and images for issues.” Enabling current fashion editors to delve back into the publisher’s past is one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. “It affirms all of the work we do to preserve the photos and make them more accessible.”

Molly has an M.L.S. with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. She has worked for Lighthouse International, a non-profit organization that serves people who are vision impaired, as well as the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscripts Library.

Rachel King

Registration is open now! Read more about the symposium and register on the
Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

This bio was originally published on the LIM College Archives blog.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Andrew Beccone--Panel Participant in Fashion: Now & Then, an Upcoming Symposium at LIM College



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The fourth in the series of bios on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Andrew Beccone

Andrew Beccone is the founder and director of the Reanimation Library, a small independent library based in Brooklyn. He received his Masters in Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute 2005. With the Reanimation Library, Beccone has organized exhibitions in the United States and Europe, such as Center City Branch at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Gridspace in Brooklyn, Hackney Branch at Space, London, Carlisle Branch at Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA, and Hyde Park Branch at the University of Chicago.

Previously, Beccone has worked as a web developer for the New York Public Library’s Digital Library, as a Reference Librarian at Parsons School of Design, and in the technical services department at NYU’s Bobst Library. In addition to running the
Reanimation Library, he is the Librarian at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.

Registration is open now! Read more about the symposium and register on the
Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.
This bio was originally published on the LIM College Archives blog.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ari Seth Cohen, Creator of Advanced Style--Panelist at Upcoming Symposium: Fashion: Now & Then


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The third bio in the series by LIM College Librarian Rachel King on the panelists and moderators at Fashion Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Ari Seth Cohen
Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.”

Ari has a longtime interest in clothing and style and a lifelong affinity for his elders. When he was growing up, his late grandmother (a librarian) was his best friend; her “energy and attitude towards life” continue to inspire him. As a result, he couldn’t help but question the absence of mature faces in the fashion world. “I noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites,” he says. “I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age.”

At 29, Ari is far from being eligible for a featured spot in
Advanced Style. Still, he does have a decade’s worth of professional accomplishments. In addition to developing a blog that’s been touted by the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Forbes, last year he created a special photo installation for Selfridges in London. Before becoming a blogger, he spent years working in fashion production and retail management. Ari lives in New York City.
Rachel King

Read more about the symposium on the
Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.

This bio was originally published on the LIM College Archives blog.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Amanda Hallay to Moderate Panel Session at Fashion: Now & Then


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The second bio in the series by LIM College Librarian Rachel King on the panelists and moderators at Fashion Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Amanda Hallay
Amanda Hallay is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at LIM College. She is the former International Fashion Editor of Couture and Men Mode magazines, and was at one time European Trend Analyst for the Doneger Group, a fashion forecasting service.

Amanda is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, including the forthcoming Popular Culture of the 1950s and Kitsch Collectibles. She notes, “Kitsch is Bad Taste plus Time,” adding that we in the 21st century owe a debt of gratitude to “those forward-thinking folk who actually held onto (and, more importantly, photographed) items of questionable taste--items that are now considered historically significant and, in many cases, beautiful.”

Amanda is a graduate of the American University of Paris and England’s Bath Spa University.

Rachel King

Read more about the symposium on the Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.  Read more about Amanda here.

Originally published on the LIM College Archive blog.

Ron Knoth--Keynote Speaker at Fashion: Now & Then


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This is the first in a series of bios by Rachel King, Librarian at LIM College, about the presenters, panelists, and moderators participating in the Fashion Now & Then Symposium at LIM College on April 9, 2011.

Ron Knoth

Keynote speaker Ron Knoth is the creator of the fashion website www.thebespokenfor.net, a blog that, in his words, "focuses on the affirmative, the positive," and celebrates "fashion and what it means to be a gentleman." He has extensively researched the life of 1940s celebrity Lester Gaba.

He became fascinated by Gaba years ago while working in the retail, merchandising, and mannequin industries. "Gaba always had a strange reputation, insomuch as he supposedly fell in love with his ultimate creation, a mannequin named Cynthia, but there never was a central source for information¬-no biography or autobiography." Although little-known now, Gaba was an important figure in the New York fashion world; Ron will illuminate his life (and rescue him from decades of neglect) in his keynote speech.

Ron, a former actor, poet, arts administrator, designer, creative director, and advocate for people with AIDS, is currently a professor of Visual Merchandising at LIM College.

Rachel King

Please contact Lisa Ryan for additional information about the event.


Originally published on the LIM College Archive blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the symposium: Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College.

The presentations will focus on fashion information and the challenges and opportunities for its use and preservation. Details of the event are available on the Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com

The keynote speech will be presented by Ron Knoth on the fascinating Lester Gaba. The two panels are: The Fashion Photograph and Preserving the Past & Present: Models for the Collection, Preservation, Use and Sharing of InformationPanel presenters and moderators include:

Andrew Beccone, Founder & Director of
Reanimation Library

Carrie Bickner, Principal of the Bickner Group

Ari Seth Cohen, Creator of Advanced Style

Deirdre Donohue, Librarian at the International Center of Photography

Amanda Hallay, Clinical Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at LIM College

Rachel King, Librarian at LIM College

Molly Monosky, Archivist at the Fairchild Archive

Virginia Millington, Manager, Recording & Archive at StoryCorps

Jon Patrick, Creator of The Selvedge Yard


Keynote speaker Ron Knoth is the creator of the fashion website www.thebespokenfor.net, a blog that, in his words, "focuses on the affirmative, the positive," and celebrates "fashion and what it means to be a gentleman." He has extensively researched the life of 1940s celebrity Lester Gaba.

He became fascinated by Gaba years ago while working in the retail, merchandising, and mannequin industries. "Gaba always had a strange reputation, insomuch as he supposedly fell in love with his ultimate creation, a mannequin named Cynthia, but there never was a central source for information¬-no biography or autobiography." Although little-known now, Gaba was an important figure in the New York fashion world; Ron will illuminate his life (and rescue him from decades of neglect) in his keynote speech.

Ron, a former actor, poet, arts administrator, designer, creative director, and advocate for people with AIDS, is currently a professor of Visual Merchandising at LIM College.
Bios on panelists are available here. http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/p/about-presenters.html

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Detailed schedule http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/p/schedule.html
Place: LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Cost: $35 (includes lunch, keynote presentation, and two panel presentations.)

Registration:
www.eventville.com/limlibrary

Event Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Website: http://www.limcollege.edu/9698.aspx

Please contact Lisa Ryan, Archivist at LIM College with additional questions lisa.ryan@limcollege.edu