Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lisa Ryan Organizes Fashion: Now & Then Conference at LIM College

Lisa Ryan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Having been “bitten by the fashion bug” as a teenager, she came to New York in 1988 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lisa has been preserving fashion information on her own since 1983 when she began collecting fashion books. Now she owns (and has cataloged) a collection of more than 1,000 volumes, which she manages to squeeze into her Manhattan apartment. “I don't look at having my library as a sacrifice…although my husband and daughter would disagree.”

She received her M.S. from Pratt Institute and has worked at Christie’s as an Associate Librarian. Lisa started as the Archivist and is now the Reference and Instruction Librarian at LIM College. She is active in ARLIS/NY (the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America) and is a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS FTC (ARLIS/NA Fashion, Costume and Textile Librarians), and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries.)

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at

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