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The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP, a digital literacy initiative that takes makerspaces to the next level by building embedded partnerships with arts and tech organizations in Pittsburgh. This week, Labs mentor Andre Costello returns to...
Artist Residencies at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

Artist Residencies at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

A new installment in our new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world in a series of videos here and on out Library as Incubator...
Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about library-based projects that make use of archival and research collections for creative projects. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces the NYPL Labs, where the library’s extensive collections are put to new and innovative uses.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings...
Words and Music: an essay

Words and Music: an essay

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in the fall of 2011. by Amy White Late in 1989, I became the director of a small public library in Lisbon, Iowa, current population 2,011. The library is housed in one of the oldest storefront buildings in the town (built in 1875) and at the...
Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Casey Lansinger, LAIP feature writer, who highlights Volume Denver, the new local music library from Denver Public Library. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Casey Lansinger Perhaps the musicians that participate in Denver Public Library’s Volume Denver will follow in the footsteps of bands like DeVotchKa, The Frey, One Republic or...
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...
On View at the San Diego Public Library: On View in the Branches

On View at the San Diego Public Library: On View in the Branches

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library. She returns to the Library as Incubator Project today with a new installment in our series on SDPL’s effort to create a civic center for art with their new Central library and their plans for an exhibition program that will bring art...
Glasgow School of Art's "Hatchery" UPDATE

Glasgow School of Art’s “Hatchery” UPDATE

You may recall The Hatchery, an online space produced by the Glasgow School of Art Library, from this announcement post back in Fall 2013. The Hatchery is a place to celebrate the many artists who used the GSA Library as inspiration and information for their art work. I’m pleased to announce that this fabulous site...
Student Art Shows at Penfield Library

Student Art Shows at Penfield Library

Art Librarian Tina Chan of the State University of New York at Oswego reached out recently to share her library’s exciting collaboration with the art department to show student work on a regular basis, and we’re delighted to share the partnership here on the LAIP!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a...
Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop. In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening. Special...
"Reflection" at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library

“Reflection” at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library

We are pleased today to welcome Karen Lauritsen, from the Communications & Public Programs office at The Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly State University. Karen tells us about an interesting collaboration between the library and a faculty member from the university’s architecture program that epitomizes the “library as incubator” idea. Enjoy. ~ Laura by...
Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

 Alison Rutsch’s work was so popular on our site when we interviewed her, and her work with the Providence Public Library so inspiring, we asked her to write more about the arts-incubating projects happening there.  And she said yes!  This first installment in Alison’s new series for the site looks at an installation in PPL’s...