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Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 - 26

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 – 26

Let’s keep the intro short this week, shall we? There’s just so much reading to be done this weekend, not to mention all that extra pesky work. We hope this has been a fantastic week for you and yours – enjoy the plethora of links that caught our eye. New features: We paid attention to...
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...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 - 19

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 – 19

This week’s Linkubator was slightly delayed, but boy oh boy, these links were worth the wait. Seriously, I’m not always this excited about the links we have for you. Just promise me you’ll check these out, OK? Promise? Good. New features: Welcome to a new feature writer, Abby Wanserski, and a new series on libraries...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 6 - 12

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 6 – 12

It’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived to the American Midwest, so we apologize if we’ve been too distracted running outside and soaking up vitamin D to linger at our computers for very long. We hope these fabulous finds will help kick off your weekend the right way! New features: Our last installment...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 27 - March 5

Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 27 – March 5

WHO ELSE IS ECSTATIC THAT IT’S FINALLY MARCH?!? Sorry, didn’t mean to yell – just really pumped to be out of the traditional winter months. Condolences to our southern hemisphere friends. Anyway, on to our favorite links from the past week! New features: Work The Shape Song Swingalong into your next story time and get those kiddos...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 20 - 26

Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 20 – 26

As February wanes, we in the American Midwest are praying to the sun god for spring, but these links from the past week have surely brightened our days! Enjoy! New features: The FINAL installment of our video series on the Bubbler at Madison Public Library and their ultra-fab Twin Peaks after-hours party! San Diego Public...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 13 - 19

Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 13 – 19

We’ve got it all this week: color mixing for kids, a teen makerspace, author visits, and a community art project! Plus tons of great stuff we saw online. For our fellow icicles in the northern hemisphere, we hope this warms up your weekend! New features:  OF COURSE we had to share the love for Herve Tullet’s...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 6 - 12

Linkubator Friday Roundup | February 6 – 12

Well, this week was certainly filled with lots of goodies around the web, and we saw some great features on makerspaces. Enjoy the linky plethora! New features: Learn how The Labs @ CLP expanded from humble beginnings to a major force at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh! We LOVE makerspaces in academic libraries, and we got...
Exploring Coverbrowser.com

Exploring Coverbrowser.com

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in winter 2013. Our feature articles on libraries and artists have been going positively gangbusters this winter (which I love, don’t get me wrong) so I thought it might be nice to highlight one of the many eye candy-heavy (not to mention ridiculously valuable to students...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | January 30 - February 5

Linkubator Friday Roundup | January 30 – February 5

I don’t know about you, but I am EXHAUSTED after all this week’s news! Read on to see what you may have missed in the worlds of libraries, books, art, and creativity! New features: Wonderful interview with artist Jon Kerpel, who considers his art a form of activism and admires the library as an uninhibited...
Our "Behind the Glass" lecture at the Corning Museum of Glass

Our “Behind the Glass” lecture at the Corning Museum of Glass

Laura and I had the pleasure of visiting the Corning Museum of Glass last month in a whirlwind trip– and it was well worth it! The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY is truly astonishing as a cultural institution that works to seamlessly integrate all aspects of the craft in a single, living space.  The campus...