Author Archive
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

This post was originally published in January 2015.  Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2014. 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–...
Linkubator Roundup - Thanksgiving Edition!

Linkubator Roundup – Thanksgiving Edition!

Hello fellow incubators! Here in the U.S., we’re in the midst of a family and food-induced stupor, so for those who are looking for a little distraction, here’s an extra-lengthy links roundup just for you. New features: Explore some of the colorful and exciting pop-up material from the Hatchery of the Glasgow School of Art Library....
Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2013. You may know today’s featured librarian from her intriguing Twitter handle: @AirprtLibrarian! I’ve been a fan of the Airport Library, located in the airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, for a while now – and it’s a real pleasure to host librarian Jeanine Deckers today. Jeanine...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November, 2013.  We’re delighted to welcome mixed-media artist Alice Walsh to the site today– when she began to study art, her home library supported her study, and then hooked her up with materials when she began using catalog cards in her work. Read on to learn more...
Featuring: Lauren Redniss

Featuring: Lauren Redniss

This interview with Lauren Redniss originally appeared on the LAIP in 2012. Today we are thrilled to present an interview with Lauren Redniss, artist, author, educator, and creator of the book Radioactive Marie and Pierre Curie: a Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books, 2010). I had the distinct pleasure of serving on the committee that selected...
ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

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 which to view one’s library! ~Laura Special thanks to Kristy...
Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities

Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities

The Rabble team is back on the site today to talk about how the intersection of Humanities research and their software-as-service model for libraries that will allow communities to create their own local music collections. Check out all of their for us HERE. ~Erinn Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities by Lisa Hollenbach I recently joined Rabble as a Public Humanities...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | October 23 - 29

Friday Linkubator Roundup | October 23 – 29

The weather is windy and chilly. The end of Daylight Savings Time looms. So, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book and cider or hot chocolate, or to knit a scarf in the makerspace. Are you ready to bookmark? We’ve got some great links. New features: Ballet and books seem like a...
Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Today’s feature comes to us from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in Ohio, with their fantastic partnership program, Ballet at the Barre, which is a collaboration between the library and the Cincinnati Ballet. Enjoy! ~Laura by Angela Hursh Marketing Department, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Ballet at the Barre is an...
700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

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 for academic and public libraries alike, and reveals how one...
Discovering the Whitefriars collection at the Rakow Research Library

Discovering the Whitefriars collection at the Rakow Research Library

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 sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn Discovering the Whitefriars collection at...