Libraries
Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn The library-museum connection: Bringing local...
Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to share an Artist-in-Residence program with you! This one is hosted by the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI. Their two-month-long residencies encourage community engagement with the arts through public lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. We’re excited to add this residency to our growing list of library-based artist residency programs! ~Laura...
Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Today we welcome Stephanie Schmalz from Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario, to the site to share some information about the library’s Artist at Work demonstration program. This program, which has been part of the library’s programming collection for fourteen years, is a great example of how to curate and share local knowledge and expertise...
Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Today, we welcome Jenna Rinalducci to the site to learn more about the Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University–a project that began as a simple fix to cover noise from a construction project and then grew!  ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how your library gallery got started.  What was...
Call to action: Speak up for school libraries!

Call to action: Speak up for school libraries!

Here at LAIP we love advocating for libraries, and we love helping you advocate for libraries! Check out this important update on school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and share your support right now! School libraries are in! After years of needing reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we are on...
Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2013. You may know today’s featured librarian from her intriguing Twitter handle: @AirprtLibrarian! I’ve been a fan of the Airport Library, located in the airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, for a while now – and it’s a real pleasure to host librarian Jeanine Deckers today. Jeanine...
Library Takeover

Library Takeover

A killer library-arts partnership in the UK caught our eye recently– read more about the Library Takeover, an event-production bootcamp for library staff and teens that culminated with two live events in the library space!  ~Erinn by Nina McDonagh & Alice Frecknall 6 young people, 6 library staff, 4 mentors, 2 boroughs – this is...
The library-museum connection: Editing Wikipedia with teens

The library-museum connection: Editing Wikipedia with teens

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn The library-museum connection: Editing Wikipedia...
Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Again

Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Again

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Fond du Lac Artists' Association Show and Upcoming Exhibitions

Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Fond du Lac Artists’ Association Show and Upcoming Exhibitions

Melissa Kolstad is the curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For her quarterly series with the Library as Incubator Project, Mel talks about exhibitions and displays in the library’s gallery. by Melissa Kolstad As we head into the close of the year, I...
ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

ARTCACHE at Columbia College Library

How cool is this description: “part geocache, part hidden exhibit, part library scavenger hunt”? ARTCACHE, today’s featured program from the Columbia College Library in Chicago, presents an innovative way to explore a library and engage with art along the way. What a fascinating lens through which to view one’s library! ~Laura Special thanks to Kristy...