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


Deirdre Donohue, originally uploaded by limcollegearchive.

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


Carrie Bickner, originally uploaded by limcollegearchive.


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.