Librarian Resources
On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

Today we have a cool resource to share with you courtesy of Shannon Acedo, Chair of the Library and Information Technology Department at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, California. Many students at the school enjoy using the library as a location for filmmaking projects, so many that Shannon devised a library location form that she...
Pages to Projects: Wild About Shapes

Pages to Projects: Wild About Shapes

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn shares how to incorporate art education principles into storytime in her popular Pages to Projects series.  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 experience in the comments or on social media. ~Erinn by Rebecca Dunn A favorite pastime of...
Loading the Cannons: May the Fourth Be With You

Loading the Cannons: May the Fourth Be With You

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson “May the Fourth Be With You!”...
Book to Boogie: "The Animal Boogie"

Book to Boogie: “The Animal Boogie”

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...
Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Today it’s a real treat to talk with Sarah Burris, an artist/librarian and the creator of the Tumblr The Artist and the Librarian, which is an amazing celebration of artist/librarians everywhere! Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, and what sort of work do you do (day job? Creative...
Book to Boogie: "Up, Down, and Around"

Book to Boogie: “Up, Down, and Around”

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...
A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

Today, Guy Hankel of Madison Public Library joins us to talk about his work to create the Yahara Music Library– a project that launched Rabble, a new start-up that is building software for local music collections with library principles in mind. Check out all of our YML and Rabble posts by Kelly Hiser and the team HERE. ~Erinn by Guy Hankel It’s...
Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Woo-hoo, National Library Week is nearly here and we’re reminding our readers about ALA’s theme for National Library Week this year, Unlimited Possibilities with a special focus on all things #LibraryMade! National Library Week: April 12-18, 2015 You can find all sorts of goodies on ALA’s NLW 2015 page, including web badges and downloadable promotional materials that...
ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

Hey, hey, readers!  We know you’re all madly planning your trip to San Francisco for ALA Annual this year– and so are we!  We’ve got a couple awesome Conversation Starters that are up for a public vote on the ALA website, and we’d be grateful if you showed your support for the #LibasIncubator idea with...
Building Better Library Software with Rabble

Building Better Library Software with Rabble

Kelly Hiser and the Rabble team are back on the site today to talk about how they’re building MUSICat with library principles in mind. Their software-as-service model for libraries will allow communities to create their own local music collections. Check out all of Kelly’s posts for us HERE. ~Erinn by Kelly Hiser and Preston Austin At Rabble, we’re building tools with libraries that...
Book to Boogie: "The Shape Song Swingalong"

Book to Boogie: “The Shape Song Swingalong”

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...
Loading the Cannons: Guest Authors at Teen Writing Groups

Loading the Cannons: Guest Authors at Teen Writing Groups

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson I love any opportunity to bring...