Wildcards and fugitives: staff exhibition at the State Library Victoria

Wildcards and fugitives: staff exhibition at the State Library Victoria

The State Library of Victoria has a significant model of supporting staff creativity, both through a Residency program, and through staff exhibitions as well! Enjoy! Erinn by Dominique Dunstan, Curator The State Library of Victoria is a great cultural institution and not surprisingly there are many talented people working here, including writers,...
The Seattle Public Library and Rabble Launch PlayBack

The Seattle Public Library and Rabble Launch PlayBack

by Andrew Harbison and Kelly Hiser The Seattle Public Library launched PlayBack just over a month ago with 50 incredible albums by Seattle’s musicians, joining libraries in Madison and Edmonton as the latest to build a local music collection using Rabble’s MUSICat platform. From the start, the Seattle community has...
The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP has been around for four years now, working to better integrate mentorship and maker-centered learning into our programs and services. If you read some of our early blog entries about the development of the program, you’ll know that programming was designed in a very prescribed way:...
Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

Ellen Ziegler’s extraordinary book art was what made us reach out, but her wonderful collaborative projects truly embody the library-as-incubator philosophy. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Ellen Ziegler (EZ): I went to Antioch College; some of my professors there...
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Book to Boogie: "Jonathan and His Mommy"

Book to Boogie: “Jonathan and His Mommy”

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: Chris Perry

Featuring: Chris Perry

Chris Perry’s extraordinary book art was what made us reach out, but his nuanced articulation of how he interacts with books–and his marvelous concept for an experiential library of artistic techniques– is equally fascinating.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Chris Perry (CP): I...
PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

In a place where colors ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and she was a color tamer. She was small, but she was not afraid. by Rebecca Dunn Open Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos (public library) and experience a stampede of color.  Young...
Featuring: Hannah Brown

Featuring: Hannah Brown

We love book arts here at the Incubator, including the subtle work of bookbinders, whose art interacts with the content of the book itself. Today, Hannah Brown, an independent bookbinder in the UK, shares her work, her artistic process, and a vision for a lending library of bookbinding tools that is a brilliant take on the...
Wild Stainless by Winona Barton-Ballentine at Mid-Manhattan Library

Wild Stainless by Winona Barton-Ballentine at Mid-Manhattan Library

Today’s feature is another wonderful site-specific exhibition that was on at the Mid-Manhattan Library in NYC recently. Curator and Art Librarian Arezoo Moseni introduces us to artist Winona Barton-Ballentine, followed by an interview between the artist and Alessandro Teoldi, a writer for Paper Journal.  I met Winona Barton-Ballentine a few years ago when she and a...
Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

by Ian Boucher  Google Cardboard is a quick and cheap technology to implement in a library, and its implications are just as fascinating. We at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library ushered in 2016 with a Google Cardboard demo space, reinforcing to our students the part they can play in personally assessing the value of...
New York: My City by William Carroll at Mid-Manhattan Library

New York: My City by William Carroll at Mid-Manhattan Library

Today’s feature comes to us from William Carroll, whose work is currently on view at the Art Collection of Mid-Manhattan Library of the New York Public Library. Special thanks to Arezoo Moseni, Senior Art Librarian at Mid-Manhattan Library, for coordinating this feature. From the NYPL website: The Art and Picture Collections present New York: My City,...
Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

This post was originally published July 14, 2014. Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library...
Friday Linkubator Roundup

Friday Linkubator Roundup

Busy summer? Here’s what you’ve missed in our neck of the…internet? On the site: Check out the 970West Studio at Mesa County Libraries. The Johnson County (KS) Library unveils their NEW MakerSpace! An update from the Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia. Have fun splashing puddles in the latest Book to Boogie! Getting it...
Book to Boogie: "Puddles!!!"

Book to Boogie: “Puddles!!!”

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...
Getting it out there: Putting art online

Getting it out there: Putting art online

by Sharon Wolff Art should be something for everyone to enjoy and simply putting it in a museum isn’t enough anymore. In my last post, I mentioned putting exhibits online, in whole or in part. This may seem counter-intuitive in terms of getting people to come in to see what your institution has to offer;...
State Library of Queensland: Something Wicked This Way Comes

State Library of Queensland: Something Wicked This Way Comes

This year we have the distinct pleasure of hosting updates from Dr. Matt Finch, with whom we’ve worked on a number of LAIP features, as he serves as Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia. He’s working to support the work that State Library staff do to plan and implement large-scale cultural...