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Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2014. 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...
Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November 2014. If you’ve heard us speak at a conference or staff training, you know that the LAIP team is big on finding innovative ways to facilitate maker activities and programs even if your library does not have a traditional, permanent “makerspace.” Meridian District Library in Idaho...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November 2014. 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...
ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November 2015. How cool is this description: “part geocache, part hidden exhibit, part library scavenger hunt”? ARTCACHE, today’s featured program from the Columbia College Library in Chicago, presents an innovative way to explore a library and engage with art along the way. What a fascinating lens through...
Elisa Lee & Adam Hinshaw in Residence at University of Technology Sydney Library

Elisa Lee & Adam Hinshaw in Residence at University of Technology Sydney Library

This feature first appeared on the LAIP in October 2015. We are very pleased to welcome artists Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw to the site today. Elisa and Adam were the 2014 artists-in-residence at the University of Technology Sydney Library (check out our writeup on Chris Gaul, UTS Library’s 2012 artist-in-residence), where the duo’s work...
700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in October 2015. RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia gets serious bonus points from the LAIP on the name of their fabulous arts festival, which is deliciously library-nerdy: the 700s Arts Festival! This late night kickoff event and ongoing celebration of the arts in the library is an inspiration...
Discovering the Whitefriars collection at the Rakow Research Library

Discovering the Whitefriars collection at the Rakow Research Library

This article originally appeared on the LAIP in October 2015. 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...
Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

This feature was originally published on the Incubator on August 22, 2014. DC Public Library has a new space for digital projects and some incredible folks working to connect people with one another, information, and the tools to tell their own stories. Peter Timko reached out to share the workshop series he’s developed, drawing on the library’s resources...
Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

One of our favorite summer-y library program series is back; out of the archives comes this conversation with Stacie Ledden from Anythink Libraries about their Backyard Concert Series. Enjoy! We’re thrilled to present a conversation with Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. In today’s post she talks about the library’s Backyard...
An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

This post was originally published on August 14, 2014. Many libraries are finding ways to share community-created content and provide their patrons with access to exciting new writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  I’m excited to introduce Kelly Hiser to the...
Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

This post was originally published July 14, 2014. Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library...
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...