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Wednesday, February 28 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Fashion & Textile Lightning Talks

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This session will feature six speakers from museums and academia demonstrating the many ways fashion and textile librarians/archivists find innovative ways to support their users and foster scholarship. Lynora Williams will present on solo librarianship and making holdings available to the dedicated community of textile scholars and appreciators at the Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum. Julie Lê will present a case study discussing how Instagram has become successful medium for international outreach and advocacy as well as a tool for reference inquiries when working with patrons in creative and fashion-related fields at the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library. Alexandra Duncan will present on a project undertaken at the London College of Fashion Library involving three embedded information literacy sessions taught collaboratively between the librarian and faculty. Celia Hartmann will present on the many cross-departmental professional collaborations that were crucial to processing and making available the archival records of the American couturier Charles James to researchers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lana Bittman will present on making historical fashion forecasts available at FIT and how the historical forecasts have turned into a viable study collection and how they are being utilized for instruction. Sandra Ley will present on key academic and industry digital resources via her analysis of premier fashion program LibGuides.

Lynora Williams, “An Unlikely Second Act: Overseeing the Evolution of a Textile Library as a Solo Librarian”
Julie Lê, "#FASHIONLIBRARIANSHIP: A Case Study on the Use of Instagram in a Specialized Museum Library Collection"
Alexandra Duncan, “Crossing the threshold: innovations in information literacy”
Celia Hartmann, “Many Hands: Cross-Department Collaboration in Processing the Charles James papers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Lana Bittman, “Stylish Scholarship: Historical Fashion Forecast Archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library”
Sandra Ley, “Fashionable E-Resources for Academics and Industry-Insiders”


Lauren Gavin

Technical Services / Reference Librarian, LIM College

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Lana Bittman

Assistant Professor-Librarian, Head of Electronic and Serials Resources, Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY

Alexandra Duncan

Ms, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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Celia Hartmann

Assistant Archivist, Museum Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Archivist currently working in a library special collections setting, focusing on fashion and costume-related records.
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Julie Le

Assistant Museum Librarian, The Costume Institute - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fashion librarianship, archives, & digital archiving projects.
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Sandra Ley

Fashion & Visual Arts Librarian, Pima Community College
Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians' Special Interest Group (Founder)Fashion, textile & costume information resourcesVirtual reality & educationItaly / Italian language
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Lynora Williams

Librarian, Arthur D. Jenkins Library/Textile Museum

Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hilton: Murray Hill West