Librarian Resources
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...
Teen Bubbler: Showcasing Art Made by Young Adults

Teen Bubbler: Showcasing Art Made by Young Adults

One of the most documented programs on the LAIP is the Bubbler at Madison Public Library. We not only have a personal investment in the maker and creativity programming (Laura, Holly, and Erinn have all worked for Madison Public Library at some point in our careers!); we also view the multifaceted, partnership-based program as an...
Book to Boogie: "Jonathan and His Mommy"

Book to Boogie: “Jonathan and His Mommy”

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...
PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

In a place where colors ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and she was a color tamer. She was small, but she was not afraid. by Rebecca Dunn Open Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos (public library) and experience a stampede of color.  Young...
Book to Boogie: "Puddles!!!"

Book to Boogie: “Puddles!!!”

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...
Getting it out there: Putting art online

Getting it out there: Putting art online

by Sharon Wolff Art should be something for everyone to enjoy and simply putting it in a museum isn’t enough anymore. In my last post, I mentioned putting exhibits online, in whole or in part. This may seem counter-intuitive in terms of getting people to come in to see what your institution has to offer;...
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...
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...
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 and exhibits. But how best...
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,...
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 for students, researchers, and American...
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...