The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

This is our final installment of Carbondale Public Library’s “Day in the Life” book project, funded by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares the art exhibit and book launch! Check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman It took thirty-two authors and three organizations to create...
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DC Punk Archive: Origins

DC Punk Archive: Origins

Check out this awesome “origin story” from two Washington, DC (DCPL) librarians about the community-planned local music archive that aims to capture the past and present DC punk scene. Yet another fab local music library initiative! by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty DC Public Library (DCPL) librarians Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty have dreamt of building...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 - 26

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 – 26

Let’s keep the intro short this week, shall we? There’s just so much reading to be done this weekend, not to mention all that extra pesky work. We hope this has been a fantastic week for you and yours – enjoy the plethora of links that caught our eye. New features: We paid attention to...
The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

Today’s feature comes to you from a new official member of the Library as Incubator Project team! Bryan Voell is the Local Arts Librarian for the Johnson County Library in Johnson County, Kansas, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us as a regular contributing writer on a variety of arts and library topics. Today he...
ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

Hey, hey, readers!  We know you’re all madly planning your trip to San Francisco for ALA Annual this year– and so are we!  We’ve got a couple awesome Conversation Starters that are up for a public vote on the ALA website, and we’d be grateful if you showed your support for the #LibasIncubator idea with...
Claymation Video Project at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library

Claymation Video Project at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library

This post was originally published in October 2013.  by Laura Damon-Moore Last January, we featured an article from a student employee at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library. Victoria Billings, a journalism student, worked as the communications and public programs assistant during her senior year, and had the opportunity to develop her filmmaking skills that added value...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 - 19

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 – 19

This week’s Linkubator was slightly delayed, but boy oh boy, these links were worth the wait. Seriously, I’m not always this excited about the links we have for you. Just promise me you’ll check these out, OK? Promise? Good. New features: Welcome to a new feature writer, Abby Wanserski, and a new series on libraries...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 6 - 12

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 6 – 12

It’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived to the American Midwest, so we apologize if we’ve been too distracted running outside and soaking up vitamin D to linger at our computers for very long. We hope these fabulous finds will help kick off your weekend the right way! New features: Our last installment...
Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and "Terrorists in the Library"

Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and “Terrorists in the Library”

Today we welcome curator, artist, writer Ruslana Lichtzier to the Library as Incubator Project. Her thought-provoking speculative history, Terrorists in the Library, offers an important interrogation of information access, censorship, privacy, language, written words, and cultural institutions; a collection that is vibrant, vital, and chilling. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself. Who are...
The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

We are thrilled today to re-post a wonderful writeup about a “happening” at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, wherein the library space was leveraged to create a dynamic and thoughtful learning experience. This “happening” takes the format of a traditional presentation to an exciting new level. Special thanks to Mike Nutt for...