"The Challenge of Painting" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

“The Challenge of Painting” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Susan Bee’s work brings a distinct style and pushes the boundaries of what a single...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 2; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
SDPL Labs: The IDEA Lab Tech Team Internship

SDPL Labs: The IDEA Lab Tech Team Internship

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Monnee shares the killer internship program that helps promote the Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Monnee Tong What song do you like with this opening sequence?...
Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

by Laura Damon-Moore At the beginning of 2015 we established, with graduate students from the UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies program, a new project under the IArtLibraries “umbrella” called UnBound Players. The goal for this project is to activate libraries as performance spaces and to explore literary and technological themes through...
The library-museum connection: from paper to glass

The library-museum connection: from paper to glass

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

Today’s feature comes to us from educator and library program developer Matt Finch, who blogs about his work over at The Signal in Transition. The project we’re sharing today is TimeQuest, a playful, highly interactive program that Matt developed in partnership with library staff members at the public libraries and...
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Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

This post originally appeared in May 2014. Let’s try a little something new today.  Instead of an info-packed essay or an in-depth resource analysis, let’s just take this Friday to look at pretty things! In collecting resources for our Book to Art Club meeting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, I found myself...
Residencies at the g39 & Warp Library, Cardiff, Wales

Residencies at the g39 & Warp Library, Cardiff, Wales

Today we have the pleasure of hosting Cinzia Mutigli from g39, an artist-run gallery in Cardiff, Wales, to talk about the artist residency program they run through the Wales artist resource programme (or Warp), which has its own library of materials for artists, from books and periodicals to downloadable templates for creative professionals. Enjoy this...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 19 - 25

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 19 – 25

ALA Annual in San Francisco is upon us! Check “other news” below to see where we’ll be, but for those of us who are left behind, these links will have to ease the longing. New features: The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN invited the public into the museum library to explore the collection and...
Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

We’re really excited to start a new series in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art Library in Glasgow, Scotland. The GSA Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll share a Hatchery Highlight...
Featuring: Anton Hecht and Flipbooks in Libraries

Featuring: Anton Hecht and Flipbooks in Libraries

Anton Hecht is a UK artist who makes work across platforms. His work to create “linked communities through art concepts and across art forms often with the inclusion of technology” is interesting to us for many reasons, but the project that really caught our eye is the Flipbooks in Libraries project. The Flipbooks in Libraries...
Meet the LAIP at ALA in San Francisco!

Meet the LAIP at ALA in San Francisco!

Hey hey, Incubators!  I’m going to be representing the LAIP at ALA this year in San Francisco. If you’ll be attending the conference, I’d love to meet you and chat about the arts-incubating stuff happening at your library. Honestly, I will probably look a little more crazed if you find me on the floor, fangirling over...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 12 - 18

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 12 – 18

Bringing you the most interesting news from home and abroad on the internet! We recommend enjoying this week’s Linkubator with a cool drink on hand, possibly between your weekend reading sessions. Or, you know, as a break from your work. Have a good one! New features: Check out the good work being done by the...
Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

by Bryan Voell Johnson County (Kansas) Library’s elementia publication showcases the artistic and poetic talents of local teens. Published annually since the fall of 2005, it was born from the original visions of Teen Librarian Angel Dew in conjunction with Johnson County Library’s Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC), Teen Poetry Café and other teen writing...
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artist Residencies in Libraries

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artist Residencies in Libraries

We got a great question via Twitter several weeks ago about whether we knew of a comprehensive list of academic, public, and special libraries and archives that currently host or are interested in hosting artists in residence. While the LAIP features library artists in residence on a regular basis (and we know that people use these...
Learning with The Labs: professional development for all staff

Learning with The Labs: professional development for all staff

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has grown up into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to to the conversation. Check out the whole series on The...
Ulysses Mapped by Leopold's Day

Ulysses Mapped by Leopold’s Day

This post was originally published June 2012.  Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Stephen Crowe’s work on “Wake in Progress,” a series of illustrations and writings inspired by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Today we feature another piece of art lifted right from the text of Joyce’s Ulysses. – Laura Inspired by the journey...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 5 - 11

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 5 – 11

We’re in full summer mode now! Sadly, that doesn’t mean we’re on the beach sipping cool drinks and relaxing. We’re still working, but it means we get to bring you all these great links from this week. Enjoy! New features: Learn about the library-museum connection happening at the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s all about seeing...