Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Catherine M. Elliott to the Library as Incubator Project. Catherine is a wonderful artist who loves to show her work in libraries around New England. Read more for Catherine’s thoughts on what her work with libraries means to her. ~ Laura by Catherine M....
Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library

Qiana Mestrich’s “Inherited Patterns” at Mid-Manhattan Library

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Sales to the Library as Incubator Project website today to share a new site-specific installation at Mid-Manhattan Library that explores identity, marketing, and names– and required some serious research at the DuPont company archives. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Liz Sales Like many women her age, Qiana...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on sharing community created content a the library– this time taking a closer look at teen artwork generated in juvenile justice programs. Be sure to take a look at the Terms of Service documents Kelly shares, and check out...
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Linkubator Friday Roundup | December 12 - 18

Linkubator Friday Roundup | December 12 – 18

This week, it’s all great features and awesome links!  Makerspaces, guitars at libraries, Darwin’s papers online, and a bunch of book/movie news.  Enjoy! New features: San Diego Public Library and their IDEA Lab is just out of this world!  Librarian Uyen Tran told us about some of the excellent things going on there in the first...
Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Licking County (OH) Library card holders can now check out a guitar from the library! The new guitar collection launched in mid-December, Barbary Sanderson tells us, and there’s already a waitlist forming on the six guitars. Barbary, who is a Teen Services Assistant at the library, is a guitar player herself who...
Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP. This week, dive into the Open Lab model with Teen Librarian Simon Rafferty. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Simon Rafferty  If you’ve been following The Labs Series @ CLP you know about The...
SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

When our friend Kara West of San Diego Public Library mentioned the cool things happening with their IDEA Lab, we knew we had another series on our hands!  Today we welcome Uyen Tran to the site to share some of the awesome things SDPL has done to build support and sustainable working models for 3D...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | December 5 - 11

Linkubator Friday Roundup | December 5 – 11

It was a good week for creative work on the web!  Enjoy our new features, highlights from our friends and contributors, and lots of things to delight and amaze.  Go explore! New features: Qiana Mestrich did some serious archival digging for her Inherited Patterns installation.  Contributor Liz Sales brought us the story. “How to Catch...
Book Images Collection from the Internet Archive

Book Images Collection from the Internet Archive

Sometimes you just need some eye candy, amiright? So today we’re pointing you to a fabulous Flickr collection of book images posted by the reliably-awesome Internet Archive. The Internet Archive has so much in their collection that finding an access point can be a tad overwhelming. Luckily they do a great job making the wealth of...
Book to Boogie: "How to Catch a Star"

Book to Boogie: “How to Catch a Star”

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...
Featuring: Ray Hsu

Featuring: Ray Hsu

This post was originally published on December 21, 2011. Ray Hsu (UW-Madison PhD 2008) is a rockstar who happens to write books. Ray is author of Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award; finalist for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (winner of an Alcuin Award). At last count he has published over 150...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 21 - December 4

Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 21 – December 4

This Linkubator roundup is a double – the Thanksgiving holiday last week saw me without my computer and utterly cut off from the internet.  But we’re back this week with more excellent things to share! New features: Kelly Hiser’s back with more details about sharing digital work created in library programs; this time, programs outside the library....
Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

by Laura Damon-Moore You know how excited we get about library programs that go beyond the “make and take” (although we love those too!) and embrace elements of art education, giving people a chance to explore different art techniques. That’s why we’re big fans of the Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library in New...
"Open Generation" Exhibition at Rutherford Library

“Open Generation” Exhibition at Rutherford Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Polkinghorne, a librarian at Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta in Canada, to the Library as Incubator Project. Sarah talks with us about a library-academic course partnership that resulted in a thought-provoking exhibition on open access, and what it means to be part...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with artist in residence Justin Bitner about his take on the monthly Night Light late night programming series at the library– book-themed artist-driven Pinewood Derby! Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and...