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Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 24 - 30

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 24 – 30

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Y’ALL!!!  For long-time followers, you’ll know that we really, really, really like this holiday.  An excuse to artfully throw together a costume and indulge in the more macabre side of life?  Yes, please.  Enjoy this week’s roundup of our favorite links, be they spooky or inspiring! New features: The next post in our...
The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

by Laura Damon-Moore Quite a while ago, I introduced the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club here on the Library as Incubator Project. This is a monthly after school group that meets at the Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, WI, on early-dismissal school days, where ~30 kids and 5 volunteers explore different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering,...
Amplifying All We Have Got - In Even More Libraries

Amplifying All We Have Got – In Even More Libraries

by Stewart Parsons The last time I blogged for LAIP I pretty much introduced the Loud In Libraries project and listed the favoured outcomes, successes, challenges, the odd secret, and a host of pics. Two years on and we are powering ahead still. Sure we still harbour a huge desire to utterly electrify library spaces but ...
Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at the license and collection development...
On View at the San Diego Public Library: War Comes Home

On View at the San Diego Public Library: War Comes Home

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library. She returns to the Library as Incubator Project today with a new installment in our series on SDPL’s effort to create a civic center for art with their new Central library and their plans for an exhibition program that will bring art...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 17 - 23

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 17 – 23

Heck, why waste time reading/writing an intro to this week’s best links when you can just dive right in!  (But they are a pretty darn good batch of links…) New features: How do you make a change when a long-running program meets a new location?  The Labs @ CLP tackle that question (from the new...
Featuring: Kevin Weir

Featuring: Kevin Weir

A vaguely creepy project by Kevin Weir, Flux Machine, came across my social media feeds a few weeks ago. The gifs that Kevin creates from historic photos from the Library of Congress put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python, compelling the viewer to dig into the digital collections of historic photos and...
Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Today it’s my pleasure to present a conversation with Peter and Donna Thomas, book artists from California, whose work as “Wandering Book Artists” caught my attention a few months ago. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourselves. Who are you, and what kind of creative work do you do? Peter and Donna...
The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Big Draw: Artists Unite in 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 Oliver Bendorf about The Big Draw. Cheers! ~Erinn   by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider This month’s installment of our series spotlights The Bubbler program’s alliance with its most valuable resource:...
New faces & new programs at The Labs @ CLP-Allegheny

New faces & new programs at The Labs @ CLP-Allegheny

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, we get to meet CLP-Allegheny’s new Teen Librarian and Labs Mentor and learn about the success they’re having with neighborhood-specific Labs programming. Enjoy! ~Erinn Dave Yake, Teen Librarian...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 10 - 16

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 10 – 16

Hey hey, everyone, hope you’re ready for the awesome links that we found this week, AND ready for the weekend.  No joke; the Saturday librarians have our sympathy.  What were some of YOUR favorite things this week? New features: You may have seen the work of artist Mike Stilkey around the web – he uses...
Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

At the beginning of the fall, I was in a short play that featured vintage radio advertisements during scene changes. While we moved to our places in the dim light, the sounds of announcers hawking Lowenbrau’s Beer, Lifebuoy Soap, and more crackled across the theater. The Internet Archive has two collections of vintage radio advertisements,...