Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at...
The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with artist Oliver Bendorf about The Big Draw. Cheers! ~Erinn   by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider This month’s installment of our series spotlights The Bubbler program’s alliance...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

We are very lucky to have Edith Abeyta with us this week. Edith is the Artist in Residence for the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She shares updates about her residency with us on a quarterly basis. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Edith Abeyta, Hazelwood Artist in Residence It’s taken...
Featuring: Jeremy May

Featuring: Jeremy May

I’m pleased to welcome UK artist Jeremy May to the site today to share more about his work.  His line of “literary jewels” is not to be missed, and his description of how the narrative of the books he works with influence the final piece is nearly as beautiful!  Enjoy! ~Erinn...
Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, we’d love to...
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Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Today we present an exhibition by Carrie Ida Edinger, which is a “restaging” of an online collection project, exploring the space between the physical and digital via that most basic of ephemera – the newsprint coupon. Enjoy this exploration! ~ Laura The restaging of the Internet-based Collection Project artifactual object, The Coupon Collection, was exhibited at the Newark...
Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

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...
ONE WEEK Left to register for our Fall 'Makerspace Mindset' course!

ONE WEEK Left to register for our Fall ‘Makerspace Mindset’ course!

Curious about the maker movement in libraries?  Looking to jumpstart a makerspace project at your own institution and want to learn about scalable options for your community? Want a fun, informative, and collaborative online learning experience for your continuing ed credits? Our Makerspace Mindset course is for you!  We’re proud to offer this online course through...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 26 - October 2

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 26 – October 2

Hey there, library + art lovers!  We’ve transitioned into October at last, and no one can take our pumpkin spice lattes (or PSLs as the internet now calls them) away from us.  Enjoy this collection of our favorite features and links from the past week as you wind down your work week.  We’d love to...
109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

This post was originally published on February 17, 2012 as “65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online.” Since that time, the museum has added a considerable number of new catalogs, including works from Calder, Munch, Klimt, and others. Enjoy! ~Erinn The Guggenheim Museum in New York has many exciting digital and preservation initiatives, including the ambitious Variable Media Initiative, which...
Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Today it is my pleasure to present a conversation with Julie Dietzel-Glair, library consultant and writer – most recently of an awesome book from the American Library Association called Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books Through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013). As someone who’s constantly looking for new ways to engage...
Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Today we welcome Andrea Johnson from St. Louis Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project. Andrea, who is the library’s Creative Experience Specialist, writes about the Creative Experience at the St. Louis Public Library, a playground for digital makers. Includes good ideas on how to make one maker space available and welcoming to users...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 19 - 25

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 19 – 25

Boy, it’s been a busy week.  We’ve had some really excellent features AND found lots of cool links.  Enjoy these, and as always, share YOUR favorites with us any time on Facebook or Twitter! ~Katie New features: We had a blast interviewing librarian/art-maker Rebecca Brooks who is behind the awesome superhero-themed library logos. Find out...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares her first post in a new series for the Library as Incubator Project on their “Day in the Life” book project! Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman In 2014, the Carbondale Public Library...
Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the curators of an exciting new show at the Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein. I recently spoke with the curators of the Queer Book Diorama Show, Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey. The show...
CHP in the Stacks: September Update

CHP in the Stacks: September Update

by Laura Damon-Moore Several months ago we featured a neat-o program from our dear friends and colleagues at Coffee House Press: CHP in the Stacks, a program that helps libraries facilitate author and artist-in-residence programs at libraries of various kinds. We wanted to feature some updates from CHP In The Stacks, which was recently featured...
Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

I knew that I was going to have a great time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks (a.k.a. Hafuboti) when her response to my interview invitation was a GIF featuring a flailing Kermit the Frog. Without further ado, the lovely Rebecca! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you?...