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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
"An Evening to Paint" at North Carolina Wesleyan College's Pearsall Library

“An Evening to Paint” at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library

by Melissa Knox My name is Melissa Knox, and I am the Circulation Supervisor at Pearsall Library on the main campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College. “An Evening to Paint” was such a simple art project for people of all ages. While we aimed for student involvement, it quickly became a program for staff and...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2014. We love Ms. Johanns’ work so much we had to bring it back for another round! We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made...
Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

This post was originally published on May 1, 2014. 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...
The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

By Bryan Voell The Johnson County (KS) Library opened its first Makerspace in 2013. At that time it was the size of a (very) small room, but with the economy of size came loads of creative potential. The demand for our two 3D printers, green screen and software-loaded Macs was so great that it quickly...
970West Studio at Mesa County Libraries

970West Studio at Mesa County Libraries

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): When did the studio open, and what was the impetus for turning the 970West Studio space into the space/resource that it is today? Bob Kretschman (BK): The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio opened to the public in January 2016. The studio was the result of several different factors and trends,...
Reel Misfits: The First Annual Student Film Festival at North Carolina Wesleyan College

Reel Misfits: The First Annual Student Film Festival at North Carolina Wesleyan College

by Ian Boucher Hello everyone! My name is Ian Boucher, and I’m currently the Emerging Technologies and Outreach Librarian at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Every now and again I will be sharing my experiences supporting student and faculty inspiration through the college’s library. A great place to start is an event from the spring of...
Friday Linkubator Roundup

Friday Linkubator Roundup

We have lots of fun links to share with you today! New to the site: Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries Hello, New York City! How to make an exhibit? The best of the internet: Perfect for a Friday morning: Instructions for Living A Life How to archive a website for eternity? What...
Book to Boogie: "Hello, New York City!"

Book to Boogie: “Hello, New York City!”

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...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

This post was originally published on June 23 2014 by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago on the website, we were...
Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

Lots of libraries provide a “home” for many types of arts organizations, from quilters’ guilds to writers’ groups, who do not have a permanent space for gathering. As a librarian with a performance background, I’m always personally interested when a performing arts group takes advantage of the meeting rooms and community spaces that many libraries...
Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

by Sharon Wolff It seems to me that one of the most frustrating things about working in an institution like a museum or a library is having to coax people into your institution. It can be like pulling teeth, but the best ways to do it involve things like programming and exhibits. But how best...