Introduction: Jennifer Yao Weinraub, Vice-Moderator of the Fashion, Textile and Costume Special Interest Group

The Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group has been lucky to have two volunteers to step into the vice moderator position for the  2017-2018 year.  We would like to thank them for their service and introduce them to the group.   In this post, I will be introducing Jennifer Yao Weinraub, Reference Librarian, The New School. 


Jennifer Yao Weinraub has been a research and instruction librarian at The New School for eight years.  She is the library’s liaison to Parsons School of Design’s undergraduate and graduate programs in fashion design and fashion studies, among other programs.  Previously, Jen was an art librarian at the New York Public Library.  She has a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, and a MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Art History from Pratt.  Jen contributed an interview with the founder of Videofashion, Anne Adami, to the Parsons School of Fashion blog.  She is on the Bloomsbury Fashion Central Advisory Board. 

Jen has been a member of ARLIS-NA for years, and is interested in taking a more active role.  She’s a member of the Art and Design School Library Division, as well as the Fashion, Textile, and Costume SIG.  She plans to attend her first Costume Society of America symposium this year, and the ARLIS-NA conferences in New York in 2018 and Salt Lake City in 2019.  Besides fashion, her research interests are electronic art publishing, and visual literacy.


Our Vice Moderators will be working with our Moderator, Lauren Gavin, to plan various professional development opportunities for our members throughout the year as well as plan a session proposal for the 2018 conference in New York City.

We are always looking for members to contribute in other ways.  If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Lauren Gavin at


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