Toronto FTC SIG Dinner Sunday night

The FTC SIG members are meeting for dinner on Sunday night. All are welcome!

If you’re interested in joining us, please meet in front of the Sheraton Centre Concierge Desk at 7:30.

A local Italian restaurant, Terroni, has been suggested as one possible venue, but feel free to suggest others.

Hope to see you there!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

In Toronto / RE: Queen West Art Crawl & FTC SIG Meeting Scheduling Conflict

For any FTC SIG members who are joining the Queen West Art Crawl tomorrow (Friday, March 30th / Meet-up at 12:15 near the ARLIS Registration Desk located on the Lower Concourse, Sheraton Hotel):

The Art Crawl delivers participants back to the hotel at 4:30.

The FTC SIG meeting starts a half-hour earlier, at 4:00.

I’ll be on the Art Crawl tour, but I’m skipping the MOCCA portion of the tour and heading back to the hotel early – just in time for our FTC SIG meeting at 3:30. You’re welcome to join me on the Queen Street streetcar for the return trip back to the hotel.

Don’t forget to buy your two streetcar tokens for the Art Crawl. You can buy them at the ARLIS Conference Registration Desk of the Sheraton Hotel.

For more information on the Queen West Art Crawl:

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)


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:
oSociety Circle Event
oFashion, 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

oARLIS/NA 2013 in Pasadena – tour ideas, call for presentations
oInformation competencies & fashion students – tips for library instruction

See you in Toronto!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)