Librarian Resources
The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

We at the LaIP spent most of our time at the ALA Annual Conference this summer talking about our Book to Art Club, and we’re so very excited to be back after a summer hiatus! This month’s featured title is Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, which draws heavily on the work of Georges Seurat and his technique...
Book to Boogie: "I Got the Rhythm"

Book to Boogie: “I Got the Rhythm”

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...
Book to Boogie: "Here Are My Hands"

Book to Boogie: “Here Are My Hands”

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...
SepiaTown

SepiaTown

“From here to then” reads SepiaTown’s tantalizing tagline. Powered in part by Google Maps, SepiaTown compiles historic images from both personal and institutional archive collections in one easy-to-use interface . From the about page: SepiaTown is a cultural history project whose goal is to provide both a window to the past by merging photography, geography,...
Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online

by Angela Terrab When I first discovered Google Maps–now almost a decade ago–I spent hours examining satellite images of my hometown, my ancestral home, and destinations from my travel bucket list. Old Maps Online, a digital gateway to  historic maps from twenty major libraries and archives, inspires that same sort of digital wanderlust, but with...
Book to Boogie: "SPLASH!"

Book to Boogie: “SPLASH!”

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 find these activities useful and...
Pages to Projects: Art for Babies

Pages to Projects: Art for Babies

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 library, we’d love to hear about it!  Share your...
Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

by Laura Damon-Moore With our Continuing Education course for UW-Madison SLIS on makerspaces just finishing up, I have maker “stuff” on the brain. Today I thought I’d share a resource recently acquired by my small library system located in south central Wisconsin. This year Arrowhead Library System used the LSTA technology block to fund equipment that makes...
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

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 for students, researchers, and American history buffs. As a catalog, the PPOC displays the...
Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Let’s try a little something new today.  Instead of an info-packed essay or an in-depth resource analysis, let’s just take this Friday to look at pretty things! In collecting resources for our Book to Art Club meeting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, I found myself swimming in digital collections filled with GORGEOUS...
Tour the National Gallery of Art Online

Tour the National Gallery of Art Online

by Angela Terrab If you can’t make it to the nation’s capital, you can still enjoy the National Gallery of Art. Like the mammoth institution itself, NGA’s sprawling online presence is packed with images and information. And like the gallery itself, you could get lost in the collections for ages. This highlight tour can help...
Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

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 library, we’d love to hear about it!  Share your...