Love Your Library

The Love Your Library program is designed to provide insight and inspiration from creatives in various industries to the FIT community. Events in this series are free to our students and faculty. Outside visitors may be invited. Please contact your Love Your Library event liaison for details on FIT policies and campus access.


Fall 2020

11/19/20 Drawing Upon Inequities Discussion and Panel 

10/28/20 FIT Authors: Anna Kiper, Fashion Portfolio: Design + Presentation

10/26/20 Archives Week 2020

10/7/20 SPARC Ask an Archivist Day

9/30/20 FIT Authors: Jonathan Vatner, Carnegie Hill

9/17/20 Special Collections and College Archives Virtual Open House

Spring '2020

3/20/20 Make Soaps and Candles Using Vacuum Formed Molds

2/28/20 Intro to 3D Jewelry Modeling & Printing Workshop

2/13/20 SPARC Open House 

2/11/20 FIT Authors Talks 

2/6/20 MakerMinds Event 


Drawing Upon Inequities

Thursday November 19th, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

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Please join FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) for an informative and spirited conversation on coping with and moving past inequalities in the field of fashion illustration.

Join Christianna Rice, moderator and FIT Graduate Student in Fashion & Textile Studies, and SPARC faculty and staff as they pose timely questions to our esteemed panelists. 


Rongrong Devoe

Jasjyot Singh Hans

Angelica Hicks

Veronica Miller Jamison

Lamont O'Neal

Jonquel Pickney

Shireen Soliman

Glenn Tunstall

Event via Google Meet:

(US) +1 224-900-6957

PIN: 623 643 707#

Illustration by Lamont O'neal

FIT Authors

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Anna Kiper, author of Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique, discusses her second book, Fashion Portfolio: Design + Presentation

October 28, 2020 | 5pm-6pm

Archives Week 2020 - Design Firm Archives at the

FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives

Archives Week flyer 

October 26, 2020 | 2pm - 3pm 

Join us for an online tour highlighting NYC design firms' archives that have been deposited in the FIT Library since the late 1950s. Come see truly beautiful renderings focusing on American women's fashion design of the twentieth century!

https// | (PIN: 952 745 990#)


SPARC Archivist Day Flier

Have you ever wondered what's in FIT Library's College Archives? Or, maybe you have questions regarding how to better preserve and control your own precious documents, photographs, videos, digital files, and similar items.

Official "Ask An Archivist" day in the United States is  October 7th, 2020

Our College Archives staff will be ready to answer your questions!

Meet online via Google Meet 1-2pm ET at

Meeting ID:

Phone Number(US) +1 786-671-5899 PIN: 582 987 229#

FIT Authors Promo: Jonathan Vatner 

Carnegie Hill: A Novel 

Jonathan Vatner

FIT Authors

Jonathan Vatner reads from his novel Carnegie Hill

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 5pm-6pm

Event opened at 4:45pm for anyone who needs technical assistance

Q&A to follow

Special Collections and College Archives Virtual Open House

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Online Event: FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives Open House

The faculty and staff of the library's Special Collections and College Archives invites the FIT community to a virtual open house to learn more about SPARC's many treasures! Materials come in a myriad of formats and date back to 1590! All of the unit's domains will be represented: Manuscript Collections; Rare Books and Periodicals; FIT College Archives; and Digital and Audio Assets. 

Curators from each domain will be in attendance.

September 17 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us via Google Meet at or call in using +1 956-752-6550 / PIN: 379 246 237#

Come with questions and curiosity–we will do our best to provide answers!


Library & IT Event Series 2020

Make Soaps and Candles Using Vacuum Formed Molds

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Bring your own object to create a mold from, (objects should not have undercuts). Using the mold you can then make soaps or candles. We will provide the supplies and also some objects you can use. 

First come, first served while supplies last!

Friday, March 20th | 12pm-2pm | Library 6th floor MakerMinds Space

Goodman Center

Contact: [email protected]


 Library & IT Event Series 2020

Intro to 3D Jewelry Modeling & Printing Workshop

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Join Lizz Hill for an afternoon crash course in 3D modeling for jewelry. Lizz, a professional 3D modeler with 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, will be teaching students how to combine and manipulate basic shapes in the easy-to-learn modeling software, Tinkercad, to design and 3D model jewelry. She will walk students through the 3D printing process and provide them with tips and a path to fabrication.

This class is limited to 23 students. Please email Jana_Duda to reserve your seat.

Friday, February 28 | 12pm - 2pm

Library, 6th floor, Room E601

Contact [email protected]


Special Collections and College Archives Open House

SPARC Open House

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Gladys Marcus Library

Special Collections and College Archives

February 13th | 1pm - 2pm


Welcome to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour

4th floor, E435

 FIT Authors Talks

Andrea Kleine 

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FIT Author Andrea Kleine discusses her book, Eden

one of Nylon's Best Books of 2018.  

Tuesday, February 11th 2020

5pm - 6pm | Goodman Center, 4th fl, Room E435

"Kleine conjures a character whose desire to understand her flaws and to connect to others shows her to be much more than a victim." –The New Yorker

"A page turner with a moving meditation on the limitations of family amidst trauma."       –Vanity Fair

"Fascinating... a gripping portrait of the lingering effects of trauma." –Publisher's Weekly

"A devastating revelatory examination of trauma, memory, creation and the way in which we define ourselves according to our experience." –Nylon

Library and IT Event Series 2020 | MakerMinds Space

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Welcome back! Come to the sixth floor of the Library and make button pins. Bring your own artwork or select images from our beautiful extra magazines. 

Thursday February 6 | 12pm - 2pm 

Library 6th Floor, MakerMinds Space | Goodman Center

CONTACT: [email protected]