SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Uyen shares the cool intergenerational programs. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Uyen Tran We did a lot of computer programming workshops at our San Diego Central...
The library-museum connection: Glass books and books about glass

The library-museum connection: Glass books and books about glass

We’re excited to welcome Rebecca Hopman to the site today for her first post in a new series on the incredible #libasincubator work at the Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass.  The CMOG is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to...
Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

You may have noticed Isobelle Ouzman’s work popping up on the internet recently. Her lush altered books re-imagine fairy tale narratives in the pages of discarded books with layers of drawings and cut paper. It’s right up our alley, and we’re delighted to share her work!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell...
Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Today it’s a real treat to talk with Sarah Burris, an artist/librarian and the creator of the Tumblr The Artist and the Librarian, which is an amazing celebration of artist/librarians everywhere! Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, and what sort of work do...
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...
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Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 27 - April 3

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 27 – April 3

Well, it was a bit of a sleepy week on Twitter, which I’m taking to mean that everyone was either on spring break (reading, presumably) or buried deep in work. But the links are as good as always! Sink your teeth into this great stuff as we head into Easter weekend. New features: Take a...
Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

Today I’m pleased to welcome artist Patricia Dahlman to the Library as Incubator Project. Patricia is the creator of a new site-specific sculpture that is on exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. Today she tells us a bit about her relationship to libraries, especially the art book collections that inspired Big Open Book....
Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Woo-hoo, National Library Week is nearly here and we’re reminding our readers about ALA’s theme for National Library Week this year, Unlimited Possibilities with a special focus on all things #LibraryMade! National Library Week: April 12-18, 2015 You can find all sorts of goodies on ALA’s NLW 2015 page, including web badges and downloadable promotional materials that...
DC Punk Archive: Origins

DC Punk Archive: Origins

Check out this awesome “origin story” from two Washington, DC (DCPL) librarians about the community-planned local music archive that aims to capture the past and present DC punk scene. Yet another fab local music library initiative! by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty DC Public Library (DCPL) librarians Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty have dreamt of building...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 - 26

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 20 – 26

Let’s keep the intro short this week, shall we? There’s just so much reading to be done this weekend, not to mention all that extra pesky work. We hope this has been a fantastic week for you and yours – enjoy the plethora of links that caught our eye. New features: We paid attention to...
The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

Today’s feature comes to you from a new official member of the Library as Incubator Project team! Bryan Voell is the Local Arts Librarian for the Johnson County Library in Johnson County, Kansas, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us as a regular contributing writer on a variety of arts and library topics. Today he...
ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

ONE WEEK to vote for our Conversation Starters at ALA Annual!

Hey, hey, readers!  We know you’re all madly planning your trip to San Francisco for ALA Annual this year– and so are we!  We’ve got a couple awesome Conversation Starters that are up for a public vote on the ALA website, and we’d be grateful if you showed your support for the #LibasIncubator idea with...
Claymation Video Project at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library

Claymation Video Project at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library

This post was originally published in October 2013.  by Laura Damon-Moore Last January, we featured an article from a student employee at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library. Victoria Billings, a journalism student, worked as the communications and public programs assistant during her senior year, and had the opportunity to develop her filmmaking skills that added value...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 - 19

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 13 – 19

This week’s Linkubator was slightly delayed, but boy oh boy, these links were worth the wait. Seriously, I’m not always this excited about the links we have for you. Just promise me you’ll check these out, OK? Promise? Good. New features: Welcome to a new feature writer, Abby Wanserski, and a new series on libraries...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...