The Labs on Location

The Labs on Location

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’s post...
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Media Lab

The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Media Lab

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...
Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that...
The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

by Angela Terrab If you’ve already seen “The Art Assignment“, then you’re already thinking of ways to use it in your library. In a series of weekly YouTube videos, Sarah Urist Green and John Green (yes, that John Green) meet with contemporary artists, explore the art historical context of their...
Featuring: Laura Guerin

Featuring: Laura Guerin

I am so pleased to introduce Laura Guerin to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Laura’s delightfully frenetic illustrations on Etsy, and they’re a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library– and her perspective on how the experience of handling artist’s books and seeing their work as...
Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Sylvia Mioduszewska’s stunning photographs of libraries she’s visited in her travels evoke the nearly spiritual thrill we feel when we walk into a space where so much knowledge is accessible– we knew we’d found a kindred spirit when we found them!  Read on to learn more about her work and the...
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Show Me STEAM: This art program is being invaded!

Show Me STEAM: This art program is being invaded!

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog totally hit it out of the park with her first feature here on LAIP a month ago, and she’s back for more!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We just...
From the Archives: "Library Science" exhibition (2011)

From the Archives: “Library Science” exhibition (2011)

The post about the Library Science exhibition at Artspace in New Haven, CT was originally posted on the Library as Incubator Project site in 2011. We think the online gallery of this show, with work inspired by libraries and librarianship, is absolutely worth another look a few years later. by Laura Damon-Moore When we read through...
"BiblioCraft," the new book by Jessica Pigza

“BiblioCraft,” the new book by Jessica Pigza

by Laura Damon-Moore Today is a great day, because today we’re celebrating a new book that came out last week from a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project! BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects (Abrams/STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books) is by Jessica Pigza, also known as the Handmade Librarian....
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 16 - 22

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 16 – 22

For those following at home, you may notice this post is a little late.  As in, 6 days late.  What can I say?  Life happens!  But it would be an absolute shame to miss some of the things we found this week in March, so check out the links below! New features: Matt Finch let...
What is the Bubbler?

What is the Bubbler?

At long last, we’re proud to bring a new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project!  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 along...
Artsy!

Artsy!

There are lots of reasons for a librarian to love Artsy. To name just a few: 1. Cataloging. My oh my, the cataloging. Artsy’s Art Genome Project is wildly ambitions, aiming to classify the art world in terms of “genes” such as movement, subject matter, and composition. Taxonomy aficionados everywhere should appreciate the multi-faceted categories...
Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Danielle Kroll, an illustrator whose work includes many projects that are closely tied to literature and books, both in terms of content and as a physical canvas on which to create new art. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please tell us a little bit...
Book Publishing Workshop for Teens, new from Matt Finch

Book Publishing Workshop for Teens, new from Matt Finch

Our friend over at Books & Adventures, educator and library program coordinator Matt Finch, has some fantastic new programs up on his website. We’re going to highlight a couple of them here this spring, including today’s feature on this fun and educational program about book publishing. by Matt Finch Last year, Parkes Shire ran a...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 9 - 15

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 9 – 15

Well, the Ides of March have come and gone, and I hope everyone’s alright.  This week brought about MANY exciting features and developments for the Library as Incubator Project.  Read on to see our news! New features: A husband & wife team up to bring live theater and playwriting to children and teens at Chattanooga...
Featuring: Alison Rutsch

Featuring: Alison Rutsch

I am so pleased to introduce Alison Rutsch to the LAIP community today. Alison’s beautiful illustrations caught our eye, particularly those that re-imagine the possibilities of education, but her work as an art educator in Providence– often in collaboration with Providence Community Libraries– is what sealed the deal. Read on for her thoughtful and inspiring...
Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party... at the Museum!

Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party… at the Museum!

by Audrey Barbakoff, Kitsap Regional Library How can a library and an art museum partner in a fresh and meaningful way? I started asking myself this question when a new art museum opened in my community last year.  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) has so much in common with the library; it is driven...
Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post was originally published March 12, 2013. Books can certainly be works of visual art, especially from amazing cover designers like Coralie Bickford-Smith! Coralie had the chance to revamp Penguin’s classic covers, and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Katie Can you tell us a bit...