Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds #2

Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds #2

by Allana Mayer In the last post, I told you that I had started a print-on-demand shop with designs I sourced from the public domain. In this post, I’ll talk about some of the graphic-design steps you’ll need to take to create your own. The Designs If you decide that a...
Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds

Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds

by Allana Mayer The Concept In early January 2016, I started a fundraiser for the Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship, which was made to encourage diverse entrants into the field. I wanted to contribute, but didn’t have money to spare. Instead, I created a print-on-demand store with Society6 to sell...
Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

by Jaime Griffis, Director, Programming and Promotion, Idea Exchange Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community in the exploration of reading, arts, innovation and learning. One of the ways in which we strive to create an environment of curiosity and discovery is through our dynamic programming for children and teens. In...
First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

Today, we hear from Sharon Wolff, who has a unique perspective on a practical element of building a creative library: making a good impression online! If you want to bring creatives through your door, begin with a well-designed website. ~Erinn by Sharon Wolff This blog is all about using libraries and...
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SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

Today we welcome Maddy Sakakini from Apples & Snakes to the website, to fill us in on the SPINE Festival, which took place in libraries around London this month. ~Laura As we close the book on SPINE Festival 2016, Maddy Sakakini looks back at the fantastic programme of events in libraries across 14 London boroughs, and...
A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy! Busy morning #making, #soldering, using computers, #studying, #reading @ryan_library! #li… https://t.co/L7KRNcOKzC pic.twitter.com/hbxh9KIulh — Colleen Graves (@gravescolleen) February 29, 2016 LAIP: Tell us a little bit about...
A day in the life of a teen writing group

A day in the life of a teen writing group

Writing in a library means that participants have gone out of their comfort zone to perform an intimate act of creation among both friends and strangers. It’s really quite brave! by Ally Blumenfeld All across the country, libraries are offering writing programs for adults and teens, ranging from formal workshops led by local writers to unrestricted...
Linkubator Roundup

Linkubator Roundup

Check out the fun stuff we’ve been up to this week! On the site: Laura went to SXSW! I know you want to be a children’s writer-in-residence! Check out our latest artist interview, with art currently on display at NYPL! Around our corner of the internet: This little free library is in an old newspaper...
Featuring: Carla Lobmier at New York Public Library

Featuring: Carla Lobmier at New York Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Carla Lobmier, who is a visual artist working primarily in drawing, painting, and collage. Her work was recently installed at the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan location. ~Laura Scrolls, the format for my large-scale watercolor work painted on vellum, date back to ancient Egypt and precede bound books. Scrolling Confluence is a...
SXSW 2016: What a Whirlwind

SXSW 2016: What a Whirlwind

Hitting the ground running after a whirlwind trip to SXSW Interactive/SXCreate this weekend. Couple of things to share: Trent Miller of Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program and Laura from the LAIP talked all about arts and libraries as creative spaces in their presentation on Sunday. While we did not manage to do a recording of...
Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children's Writer-in-Residence

Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its next Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, or poetry intended for children or young adults. The fellowship...
Linkubator Roundup

Linkubator Roundup

Take a look at all the fun we’ve been up to this week! On the site: Erinn and Holly led a fabulous workshop on incubating creativity. We look at this fabulous rain barrel art! Our updated look at Art Resource Transfer which shares art titles with libraries! Around the web: Content creators rule! YouTube creators...
Incubating Creativity and Imagination at #CILDC

Incubating Creativity and Imagination at #CILDC

In case you missed all the pictures and chatter on Twitter around the Computers in Libraries conference in DC (#CILDC), here’s a bit of what you missed from the Incubator crew! Erinn and Holly ran an epic 8-hour preconference workshop on Monday with four incredibly curious and dedicated librarians from public, state, and academic libraries....
Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2012. We’ve updated the information below with current links. Enjoy learning about this terrific resource!  One of our goals at the Library as Incubator Project is to showcase resources and programs that can benefit libraries of all kinds– even those with zero budgets– and create opportunities for...
Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

by Michael Cherry For the past two years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called “Every Drop Counts.” The City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca Cola, generously donated 55 gallon plastic drums that were converted into painted rain barrels. Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits were invited...
Linkubator Roundup

Linkubator Roundup

In the whirlwind of the beginning of March, we have a lot of fun things going on! On the site: Why aren’t adults allowed to be creative? A look at creative adult programming! A great new title for the Book to Boogie collection! A sneak peek preview of the SPINE festival! In other news: Erinn...