This is a final reminder for the upcoming Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group (FTC SIG) meeting which will be held on Friday March 30, 2012 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Elgin room of the Sheraton Centre. You do not need to be a SIG member to attend; all are welcome!

We will need a recorder for this meeting and would appreciate a volunteer. Please contact me if you are interested.

Please let me know if you’d like to be acknowledged for a presentation or event at the ARLIS/NA Conference, or if you have other FTC-related news to share.

The FTC SIG meeting agenda is posted below. If you’d like to bring up a topic for discussion, please notify me and I’ll add it to the agenda, time permitting.


• Welcome, introductions, and attendee sign-up sheet. (Recorder of minutes?)
• FTC SIG membership update
• FTC SIG Resources reminder & feedback: Blog and Fashion Librarians Resource Guide.
• Call for a Vice-Moderator, Blog assistant-editor

• FTC-related Conference Highlights:
o Society Circle Event
o Fashion, Textile & Costume Collections Tour: (Monday April 2, 2012 9:15am – 6:00pm) Guest speaker – Anu Liivandi, Assistant Curator of Textiles & Costume in the Department of World Cultures of the Royal Ontario Museum will provide a brief overview of the ROM Textile & Costume collections

o ARLIS/NA 2013 in Pasadena – tour ideas, call for presentations
o Information competencies & fashion students – tips for library instruction

See you in Toronto!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

Author: Sandra

Sandra is a fashion and visual arts librarian, and lifestyle blogger at

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