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Sunset on the Library as Incubator Project

Sunset on the Library as Incubator Project

If you haven’t heard via social media already, the Library as Incubator Project team has bittersweet news to share: it is time to sunset the LAIP. We’ve had an amazing time working with many contributors to keep this community relevant and meaningful, but the time has come to make space for new and different projects....
#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2012. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month in a big way here at the Library as Incubator Project. Throughout the month of April we’ll be posting a couple of times a week about innovative, interesting, and inspiring poetry projects....
Linkubator Roundup: Week of March 4 - 10

Linkubator Roundup: Week of March 4 – 10

Welp, the NEA and the NEH are on the chopping block in the current budget bill in Congress.  Did we mention the utter idiocy of cutting necessary, creative economy-generating programs in order to salvage LITERALLY A FRACTION OF A PERCENT OF THE BUDGET? LIKE, .02%? That’s 46 cents per capita. And as far as I know,...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of Feb 26-March 3

Linkubator Roundup: Week of Feb 26-March 3

Hey hey Incubator friends–  it’s March now, so spring feels like something that could actually happen (unless, you know, that real factual thing called Global Warming made February a balmy 60 degree haven, like it did in Pittsburgh). We hope the extra light and the promise of daffodils will make calling your senators daily a...
Submit your stories of "Inclusive Creativity" to the 2017 Library as Incubator Project

Submit your stories of “Inclusive Creativity” to the 2017 Library as Incubator Project

We at believe libraries are a place to connect and create. Since we launched in 2011, the Library as Incubator Project has worked to share inspiring stories of how libraries can bring communities together around the shared experience and practice of creativity– whether through formal arts or craft programs, makerspaces, or free exhibitions and performances. We...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of February 5th

Linkubator Roundup: Week of February 5th

Another shit week in the news! Hooray! [wild sarcasm]. On the upside, we have real stories of exciting programs, artists, and collections that are already helping us fulfill our promise to bring you stories about #InclusiveCreativity in 2017.  Use them to make your library better– it’s the last truly democratic space, and you can keep...
Linkubator Roundup, Week of January 29, 2017

Linkubator Roundup, Week of January 29, 2017

This week, I found that even when my Pennsylvania senators’ mailboxes were full (deliberately left full, it seemed), I could still fax their offices.  Conveniently, FaxZero has a link on their homepage for sending free faxes to your senators and representatives. A connection online assured me that in his experience working for a senator, every...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 22 2017

Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 22 2017

Being a librarian is a political act– one that takes as its identity radical inclusivity, and which strives to help everyone in a community meet their information needs. It values accurate information and free and open access for everyone. These values are under attack in the most blatant way we’ve seen in our lifetimes, but it’s facile...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 15 2017

Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 15 2017

Hello Hello.  This was a shit week, not gonna lie.  Things we care about are under fire.  We continue to do what we can with what we have– keep an eye out for new features that respond to our Inclusive Creativity call, and consider submitting your own. ~Erinn Top Features We are enthralled with the...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 8, 2017

Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 8, 2017

Top Features Get your boogie on in Storytime!  This week’s Book to Boogie features Little Cloud. We fell in LOVE with Katie Hudnall’s work for the Public Collection. Think large-scale, sculptural Little Free Library.  Virtual reality certainly has great entertainment value, but its educational accessibility offers an even greater advantage for eager, experimenting minds.  Check...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 2, 2017

Linkubator Roundup: Week of January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!  We’re glad to be ushering in 2017, not least because we have an important call for content on the website for this year.  We want to fill up this year’s Incubator with stories of libraries making space and building support for the marginalized in their communities– particularly people of color– through art...
Linkubator Roundup: Week of December 4, 2016

Linkubator Roundup: Week of December 4, 2016

We’ve got community-driven library programming, some beautiful images from old books, booty-shaking storytime plans, book apps, and lists of books with diverse characters this week– and more.  It’s like we’re a library or something… Enjoy! ~Erinn TOP FEATURES: This week we took a look back at one of our faves: The Book Images Collection from...