This year’s ARLIS/NA conference in Fort Worth was great, but there were no sessions or tours related to fashion, costume and textile topics. Want that to be different in Seattle in 2016? Let the conference planning committee know! Take a few minutes to fill out the post conference survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FortWorthEvaluation. It has two parts, Part A on Fort Worth, Part B on Seattle – if you couldn’t make it to the conference this year you can just do Part B. The last day to complete the survey will be Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Also, feel free to share your suggestions in comments on this post, so we can have some dialogue on what you hope to see/learn in Seattle next year!
I have been trying to help a student find some peer review articles on the topic of the influence of India (not native Americans) on fashions of the 1970’s. We have a discovery layer in EBSCO, and I’ve been searching with this student for quite a while and finding nothing. This seems incredible to me… we can find a few things in Berg and GVRL, but the assignment requires 3 peer review articles. The influences seem so obvious, I keep thinking I must be missing things, or EBSCO is wonky today. Any help would be appreciated.
Ohio University Libraries
Our colleague, Justine Parish (you’ll remember her from the marvelous ARLIS/NA 2013 Conference Tour of L.A.’s Fashion District) has the following request:
Hi , I am taking a class of students to Berlin this summer – all of June & July. “Berlin Head to Toe” is the name of the course. It is a combination of Product Design, Graphic, Illustration and Interaction Design students from Art Center College of Design. We will be working through a studio space in the Bikini building, near the zoo. Do you have any contacts in Berlin we could make use of for project research? thanks Justine Parish 626-673-9842
If you have any suggestions or contacts, kindly respond to Justine directly.
Sandra Ley, Pima Community College Librarian
Allow me to introduce the new FTC SIG Moderator for 2015-2016, Carla-Mae Crookendale, Visual Arts Research Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University!
Carla-Mae provided exceptional support to the SIG as Vice-Moderator for 2014-2015, so I’m particularly enthusiastic that she’s assumed the position of Moderator for this year.
She’s provided us with a bio so we can get to know her a bit better…
Carla-Mae Crookendale – BIO INTRO
I’ve always loved fashion. As a child, I made outfits for my dolls, and as a teenager I made outfits for myself (still do when I can find the time :). My grandmother was a seamstress and my grandfather a tailor, so I guess you could say it’s in the blood! Planning a life as a designer, I got my BFA in Metals & Jewelry and an MFA in Fashion from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). After college I worked as a jewelry and stained glass artist, taught jewelry design at SCAD, and taught costume design and managed the costume shop for the theatre program at Belhaven College.
I enjoyed my creative career, but was looking for a bit more stability, so I went back to school to become a librarian. I was already a library nerd, I was drawn to the history and research aspects of fashion, and I wanted to do something that could incorporate my art background. Also, my mother was a librarian, so I guess you could say it‘s also in the blood! My first ARLIS conference in Boston while I was working on my MLIS confirmed that it was the right decision – art librarians were my people. I was a Reference Librarian at SCAD’s Jen Library in Savannah before moving to Richmond this past fall. I am now the Visual Arts Research Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. Over the course of the next year, I look forward to sharing what I learn about fashion on my campus and in my community with the FTC SIG, and to hearing from all of you as well!
Thank you for your service to the SIG, Carla-Mae!
Sandra Ley, PCC Librarian & FTC SIG Founder
My institution is using EMSI Database to generate statistics for the following fields:
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes for Fashion Design
13-1022 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products
27-1022 Fashion Designers
27-1029 Designers, All Others
39-3092 Costume attendants
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators
51-6052 Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers
51-6092 Fabric and apparel patternmakers
51-6099 Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other
Can you share other fashion statistics resources you find helpful? Thank you!
Hi, my name is Nicole LaMoreaux and I’m excited to be the new vice moderator for the FTC SIG! I’m originally from Alabama, but moved to New York for my undergraduate studies (I started out at Pratt Institute for fashion design and then moved onto the Fashion Institute of Technology to study Fashion Merchandising Management and Advertising, Marketing, and Communications). In 2009, my boyfriend and I moved up to Buffalo, NY to attend the University at Buffalo for our library science degrees.
Since I can remember I’ve always been infatuated with fashion and now I can proudly say I love what I do. I’m the Reference and Instruction Librarian at LIM College. We specialize in the business of fashion. You might have seen my name recently on the FTC blog and that is because I’m also the organizer of the Fashion: Now & Then Conference. We are excited for the fifth annual conference that will be held in October of this year. We hope to see some of you send in proposals for the conference as well as attend this year’s conference.
I look forward to working with Carla-Mae and all of the SIG members during the next couple of years!
Nicole will be taking over as FTC SIG moderator at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Seattle in 2016. Interested in leading the SIG in the future? Consider becoming a blog assistant – commit to posting at least once or twice a month on topics that will be of interest to FTC librarians. Contact Carla-Mae Crookendale at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
FA/WI 2014 Seaweed Dress from the Topographic Collection,
Materials: Coated off-white cotton, white nylon tulle, laser-cut vinyl
What: Exhibition: Body Embellishment
Where: Mint Museum UPTOWN, Charlotte NC
When: April 11 2015 – September 06 2015
“Body Embellishment explores the most innovative artistic expression in the 21st-century international arenas of body extension, augmentation, and modification. The areas of focus are jewelry, tattoos, nail arts, and fashion. The exhibition’s underlying premise is that examining collectively these most extreme and avant-garde forms of body art will illuminate the cultural meaning of body embellishment in general.”