The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

This is our final installment of Carbondale Public Library’s “Day in the Life” book project, funded by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares the art exhibit and book launch! Check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman It took thirty-two authors and three organizations to create...
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The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

We are thrilled today to re-post a wonderful writeup about a “happening” at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, wherein the library space was leveraged to create a dynamic and thoughtful learning experience. This “happening” takes the format of a traditional presentation to an exciting new level. Special thanks to Mike Nutt for...
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...
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...
Featuring: Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer

Featuring: Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer

Today we’re so excited to share this interview with Daniel Rotsztain, also known as the Urban Geographer, who embarked on the marvelous project to draw each branch of Toronto, CA’s library system. Check out this project at allthelibraries.ca and read on to learn more about Daniel’s work and his love of libraries. Library as Incubator Project...
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...
Featuring: Kate Morrell

Featuring: Kate Morrell

This post was originally published on March 18. 2013.  Today we’re very pleased to welcome Kate Morrell to the site. Kate is a London-based book artist whose work frequently makes use of withdrawn or “overlooked” materials in libraries and archives. The work she shares with us today is a commissioned piece titled Alpine Spoilers, a project...
Featuring: Stefana McClure

Featuring: Stefana McClure

This post was originally published in February, 2012.  Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1959, Stefana McClure received her BA from Hornsey College of Art, London and continued her studies at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at DC 2011, Dublin (2011), Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2011) and Bartha Contemporary, London...
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...
The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

Today we welcome Joe Galbraith, director of the Moorestown Public Library in New Jersey, to the Library as Incubator Project. Joe tells us about the gallery space that the library offers to local artists, and explains why they made sure to include a dedicated gallery in the library’s new building design. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

Today we have a preview of a fantastic community cultural event that is coming up in London libraries in the UK in March. The SPINE Festival seeks to engage communities with their local libraries through book and literature-inspired arts programs and experiences. We look forward to sharing a follow-up post about the SPINE Festival when...
[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library, and in this series, she shares the development of the Library’s exhibition program that will bring art to all thirty-five SDPL branches.  Check out the whole series HERE. ~Erinn by Kara West Artists’ books have extraordinary crossover potential. But first, a couple things...
The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This is the final installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library– and as a fitting send-off, Sean and Lucas take a look at an after-hours bash with the Wisconsin Book Festival celebrating Twin Peaks!  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In...