New York Textile Month returns

New York Textile Month is back!  View the 2017 Program for talks, exhibitions, tours, and events.  Sign up on the site for news and updates.

Embroidery art by Karen Nicol, mixed media and embroidery artist and designer.  @karennicol1 on Instagram.


Knowledge Commons Director – PT

This will be of interest anyone looking specifically for part-time work or those looking to get professional experience as a recent MLIS candidate.

Knowledge Commons Director – Glasgow Caledonian NYC

Knowledge Commons Director                               

Part Time opportunity – 20 hours per week number of days negotiable, willingness to work afternoons and weekends preferred

Salary: $35,000 per annum

Closing date: 31 August 2017

The first British university to offer full-degree programmes in NYC, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) brings a distinctly global perspective to our campus in the heart of the dynamic SoHo district.

Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, based in Scotland, the University for the Common Good attracts graduates excelling in careers where issues around sustainability and social responsibility increasingly vital to organisational performance. GCU a global epicentre of culture and business innovation, our New York hub is the ideal place to connect both London and Glasgow campuses to our growing global network.

We are a modern and ambitious higher education provider. Our curriculum is as practical as it is progressive.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our faculty in GCNYC as a Knowledge Commons Director.   The successful applicant will join the team at the start to set up a professional library and information commons service to students, researchers and academic staff.  This will be key to enabling GCNYC to deliver a range of activities to support student learning and the student experience going forward. As GCNYC is a new college and in start-up mode, candidates willing to assist in and contribute to other functions such as student services and campus operations are preferred.

We are looking for applicants who hold a relevant degree or are able to demonstrate substantial relevant experience in an academic or equivalent library service.

The successful applicant will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues in our Glasgow and London campuses to launch and maintain the library for GCNYC.

Candidates should have experience in and be confident at teaching and presenting to large and small groups and be able to demonstrate that they have a clear understanding of the importance of Information and Digital Literacy.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCNYC.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Bob Clougherty, Dean of GCNYC by emailing

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Google Digitizing World’s Fashion Archives

“Google’s Cultural Institute has partnered with over 180 cultural institutions — including The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Kyoto Costume Institute — ‘to bring 3,000 years of fashion to the Google Arts & Culture platform.'”

Stylus webinar recording now available

A recording of the 8/8/17 webinar on “Stylus as a Fashion, Textile, and Costume Resource,” featuring Kasey Gage, Senior Account Manager at Stylus, and Alison Gough, Senior US Analyst at Stylus, is now available.  If you’d like to receive a link to the recording, please email yaoj[at]

Stylus will be releasing a new report on the “New Fashion Landscape: 2017 Update” on Tuesday 8/15, and there will be a webinar hosted by Stylus discussing themes such as active, modest, and plus-size fashion, as well as sustainability and diversity.  All FTC SIG members are invited to register as guests of Kasey Gage.