Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

More today from Rabble, the killer new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create & share their own local music collections.  Our friend Kelly Hiser kicked this series off earlier in the month (check out all of Kelly’s posts for us HERE), and today we hear from one of the pilot...
Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

This story was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The USC Libraries bring us the story of a unique community art project that demonstrates the interplay of art, math, and science. Thanks to Nathan Masters for bringing this to our attention! ~ Laura With nearly 50,000 business cards, the USC Libraries...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares an in-process update on their “Day in the Life” book project! You can check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn A Day in the Life: An Ezra...
Featuring: Abbie Read

Featuring: Abbie Read

When the work of visual artist Abbie Read came across my desk, I knew she’d be a great person to talk to about libraries! Her examinations of books as physical objects are intriguing and compelling, particularly in her large-scale “Library” project, which she tells us about today. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library...
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Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 16 - 22

Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 16 – 22

So many amazing things came across our computers this week, and we could not be more excited to share it all with you! Enjoy our new features and everything that tickled our fancy in this week’s roundup! New features: Another library joins the local music hosting revolution – Edmonton Public Library launches a new digital...
Featuring: Erica Harney

Featuring: Erica Harney

Today we are pleased to welcome visual artist Erica Harney to the Library as Incubator Project. Erica’s exploration of information, ideas, and social constructs is fascinating and offers an intriguing lens through which to view libraries of various kinds. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Today’s feature comes to us from Virginia Public Library in Virginia, MN. The library has a partnership with a local quilt guild wherein a different quilt artist shows their work in the library each month. Library director Nancy Maxwell put us in touch with adult services librarian Susan Hoppe, who answered some questions about the...
Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Featuring: Lisa Congdon

This feature was originally posted on January 31, 2013. Here at the Incubator, we’re big fans of illustration; to us, pictures are the most important part of every story, and we love tracking down the artist behind our favorites. I fell in love with Lisa Congdon’s work recently, and was delighted to learn more about...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | January 10 - 16

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | January 10 – 16

Oh boy oh boy, it was an exciting week for libraries, the internet, and free access!  Mostly because of Oregon Trail – you know you can play it online now, right?? (See link in Fun stuff below!) And we had some kick-butt features. Check it out! New features: Another great post from the folks at...
Featuring: Kate Gorham

Featuring: Kate Gorham

It’s my pleasure to welcome art-maker and teaching artist Kate Gorham to the Library as Incubator Project! Kate talked with us about her relationship to libraries and how her love of literature influenced her work. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Art Research Days

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Art Research Days

This article is the third in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta The Hazelwood Artists in Residence and the Office of Public Art with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Hazelwood worked together...
Poudre River Public Library District's Community Mural

Poudre River Public Library District’s Community Mural

This post was originally published on Jan 11 2012. Meet Irene Romsa, the Outreach Services Manager for the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In June 2011, she collaborated with Rafael Lopez, an award-winning children’s book illustrator of such titles as Book Fiesta! and My Name is Celia, to create the Fort Collins Community...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 4th - 9th

Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 4th – 9th

Happy New Year and welcome back to our little corner of the internet! The LAIP team is back to business after a lovely break spent eating all the food and watching all the holiday movies with our families. And boy, did we hit the ground running! New features We wrapped up 2014 with a few...
Join us Thursday January 8th for a presentation live-stream!

Join us Thursday January 8th for a presentation live-stream!

Two posts for you today…this is a quick note to let you know that LAIP founders Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Paige will be presenting The Artist’s Library at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY as part of the museum’s Behind the Glass Lecture Series. Details about the event may be found on the Corning...
Book to Boogie: "In the Sea"

Book to Boogie: “In the Sea”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Rabble: Working with Libraries to Share Local Music

Rabble: Working with Libraries to Share Local Music

Kelly Hiser is already killing 2015. Her work on the Yahara Music Library has bloomed into a new startup called Rabble that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! AND IT’S AWESOME. Check out all of Kelly’s posts for us HERE. ~Erinn by Kelly Hiser I’m extremely happy to introduce LAIP readers to...