Fashion, Style, & Aesthetics Reading Group

The Fashion, Style, & Aesthetics Reading Group (FSA) will be holding its last event of the school year on Friday, April 12 at 2PM in Room 208 of the Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois Street. Lauren Downing Peters, an Assistant Professor in Fashion Studies at Columbia College Chicago, will give a guest lecture about her research on the topic of the history and politics of plus-size fashion. The Fashion, Style, & Aesthetics Reading Group is an IPRH Reading Group for 2018-2019. Subscribe to the FSA email list at lists.illinois.edu./lists/subscribe/fashionstyleaesthetics. Courtney Becks can be contacted at bexlib [at] illinois [dot] edu with any questions about FSA or the event.

PDF flyer for Fashion Style & Aesthetics on April 12

Agenda for our meeting on Friday 3/29/19

Please check the ARLIS/NA 2019 conference website for updated location information.  Right now, we are scheduled to meet at Grand America Hotel: Grand Ballroom D – Plenaries (Level 1) 555 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

1:00pm-1:15pm Introductions
1:15pm-1:20pm Announcement – Fashion: Now & Then at LIM
1:20pm-1:25pm Review of Annual Report
1:25pm-1:30pm Discussion of Business of Fashion (and other resources)
1:30pm-1:40pm Discussion of Fashion Design Information Competencies
1:40pm-1:50pm Bloomsbury resources, with Tomas Rene

Lauren Bradley of LIM will join us as our vice-moderator of the SIG.  Welcome, Lauren!

Safe travels to everyone and we look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City.

 

Fashion Design Information Competencies

This month’s issue of College & Research Libraries News features an article, The art of information literacy: New competencies for art, architecture, and design learners, co-authored by our very own FTC SIG vice-moderators Shannon Robinson and Alyssa Vincent.  The article discusses the update of the information competencies for art, architecture, and design (June 2018).  Thank you, Shannon and Alyssa, for helping to lead the revision of these competencies!

Coming to the ARLIS conference in Salt Lake City?  You can hear more about this project at the RISS meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:30pm.

If FTC SIG members are interested, we can discuss the competencies for Fashion Design during the FTC SIG meeting on Friday, March 29 at 1pm.

Please post topics that you would like to discuss at the SIG meeting below!

Be a vice-moderator for our SIG!

The Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG would like to invite self-nominations for the role of Vice-Moderator for 2019-2020. The Vice-Moderator will assume the role of Moderator in 2020-2021.

Moderators and Vice-Moderators perform the following duties: reach out to new members, manage the SIG blog and resources, arrange webinars on resources for researching fashion, liaise with the ARLIS board, and organize the SIG meeting at the ARLIS conference. It’s fun and requires only a modest time commitment.  Attendance of the conferences (including the 2019 conference in Salt Lake City) is beneficial, but not mandatory.

If interested, please email Jennifer Weinraub at weinraubj@newschool.edu with a few sentences about yourself.

Fashion films and series on Netflix and Amazon Prime – January 2019

Right now, members can stream these titles.  Please add any additional recommendations in the comments section below.

Netflix

Amazon Prime

Annual SIG meeting will be Friday 3/29

Dear fellow SIG members,

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Our annual meeting will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 1pm to 1:50pm at the Venezia Garden Salon at the Grand America Hotel.

Right now, the agenda is wide open.  Is there anything in particular you’d like to talk about?  Perhaps there is a new book that you would like to recommend.  Or maybe you are seeking user feedback on a database that you’ve heard about.  (Personally, I’m interested in knowing if anyone has a Business of Fashion Professional membership.) Please email weinraubj@newschool.edu with any agenda items.

 

 

 

Call for Self-Nominations

Is your New Year’s Resolution to be more active with ARLIS?

The Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG would like to invite self-nominations for the role of Vice-Moderator for 2019-2020.  The Vice-Moderator will assume the role of Moderator in 2020-2021.

Moderators and Vice-Moderators perform the following duties: reach out to new members, manage the SIG blog and resources, arrange webinars on resources for researching fashion, liaise with the ARLIS board, organize the SIG meeting at the ARLIS conference, organize additional events at the ARLIS conference as necessary.   It’s fun and requires only a modest time commitment.  The ability to attend the conferences in St. Louis in 2020 and Montreal in 2021 is beneficial, but not mandatory.

If interested, please email Jennifer Weinraub at weinraubj@newschool.edu with a few sentences about yourself.  If we receive 2 or more self-nominations, then the moderators (Olivia Warschaw and Shannon Robinson) may either select one vice-moderator, or choose to have 2 or more vice-moderators.