Reel Misfits: The First Annual Student Film Festival at North Carolina Wesleyan College

Reel Misfits: The First Annual Student Film Festival at North Carolina Wesleyan College

by Ian Boucher Hello everyone! My name is Ian Boucher, and I’m currently the Emerging Technologies and Outreach Librarian at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Every now and again I will be sharing my experiences supporting student and faculty inspiration through the college’s library. A great place to start is an...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

This post was originally published on June 23 2014 by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago...
Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

by Sharon Wolff It seems to me that one of the most frustrating things about working in an institution like a museum or a library is having to coax people into your institution. It can be like pulling teeth, but the best ways to do it involve things like programming...
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

This post was originally published on May 28 2014 by Angela Terrab It’s a catalog! No, it’s a digital gallery! No, it’s both, and a resource guide to boot! The Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) is a marvel of both depth and breadth, and a must-see...
Idea Exchange: Come PLAY with us!

Idea Exchange: Come PLAY with us!

by Andrea Siemens, Coordinator, Youth Services, Idea Exchange PLAY! We know it builds literacy, creativity, curiosity, empathy and many other life skills. In following Idea Exchange’s vision to “create an environment of curiosity and discovery through the exploration of the arts and new technologies” our spaces needed to reflect our dedication...
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Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2014. We love Ms. Johanns’ work so much we had to bring it back for another round! We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made...
Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

This post was originally published on May 1, 2014. Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your...
The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

By Bryan Voell The Johnson County (KS) Library opened its first Makerspace in 2013. At that time it was the size of a (very) small room, but with the economy of size came loads of creative potential. The demand for our two 3D printers, green screen and software-loaded Macs was so great that it quickly...
970West Studio at Mesa County Libraries

970West Studio at Mesa County Libraries

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): When did the studio open, and what was the impetus for turning the 970West Studio space into the space/resource that it is today? Bob Kretschman (BK): The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio opened to the public in January 2016. The studio was the result of several different factors and trends,...
Friday Linkubator Roundup

Friday Linkubator Roundup

We have lots of fun links to share with you today! New to the site: Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries Hello, New York City! How to make an exhibit? The best of the internet: Perfect for a Friday morning: Instructions for Living A Life How to archive a website for eternity? What...
Book to Boogie: "Hello, New York City!"

Book to Boogie: “Hello, New York City!”

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...
Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

Lots of libraries provide a “home” for many types of arts organizations, from quilters’ guilds to writers’ groups, who do not have a permanent space for gathering. As a librarian with a performance background, I’m always personally interested when a performing arts group takes advantage of the meeting rooms and community spaces that many libraries...
Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in July 2015. It’s one of our favorite public art projects to take place at a library–just in time for outdoor activities!  Today’s story (and project kit) comes to us from Elaine Luther, an artist whose work with libraries we’ve featured on the LAIP before, and Alicia Hammond,...
Linkubator Roundup

Linkubator Roundup

New on the site: Our latest Hatchery Highlights update on Interwoven Connections. Are you ready for the National Week of Making?! The latest in our Public Demesne series on using public domain images. PLAYING with the Idea Exchange! Fun stuff around the web: Remix and create with 180,000 out-of-copyright photos, maps, letters etc FREE from NYPL!...
National Week of Making (June 17-23)

National Week of Making (June 17-23)

An email announcement about the National Week of Making came through the LAIP inbox recently, and we want to spread the word! The Office of Science & Technology is promoting this White House initiative, and we wanted to share the following from OSTP’s Assistant Director of Making, Andrew Coy: We are looking forward to having...
Hatchery Highlights: Interwoven Connections

Hatchery Highlights: Interwoven Connections

The Glasgow School of Art 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 repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #3

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #3

by Allana Mayer In the first part of this series, I talked about why I chose public-domain images to stock a print-on-demand fundraising store. In the second part, I taught you some Photoshop and Illustrator basics to generate printable designs. In this part, I’ll talk about the logistics of print-on-demand platforms. The Store I chose Society6...