Posts tagged "Blog"
Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

One of our favorite things here at the Library as Incubator Project is book art– altered books, bookworks, book sculptures– you name it.  When it comes to re-purposing old books, we love to see them turned into exciting and thought-provoking pieces of art when they’re no longer useful in the stacks.  I had the pleasure...
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...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...
Recycled Holiday Crafts at North Park University's Brandel Library

Recycled Holiday Crafts at North Park University’s Brandel Library

This post was originally published on December 16 2012. by Andy Meyer Students and staff at North Park University’s Brandel Library decided to get in the holiday spirit this year by hosting a crafting event that used discarded library materials to create decorations for the library’s annual Christmas party. With some inspiration from Pinterest (see...
The Artist's Library: 4 Exercises to Break Writer's Block

The Artist’s Library: 4 Exercises to Break Writer’s Block

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Never let it be said that NaNoWriMo is not an endurance sport! There’s no rest for WriMos, so we’re up early to share some more hacks to help you through the most difficult day of the challenge. Earlier this week,...
The Artist's Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer's Block

The Artist’s Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer’s Block

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Today we want to make sure that all the intrepid WriMos out there have the tools they need to combat writer’s block and can reach 50,000 words.  Here are 3 quick tips of heading off minor stalls before they turn...
The Artist's Library: Use Your Library for Research & Inspiration

The Artist’s Library: Use Your Library for Research & Inspiration

  by Erinn Batykefer Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life— and for me, for writing as whole. ~Haruki Murakami If writing a novel is akin to a marathon, then NaNoWriMo– a month-long writing challenge during which participants write a 50,000-word novel in just...
The Artist's Library: Use Your Library as Writing HQ

The Artist’s Library: Use Your Library as Writing HQ

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2012. by Erinn Batykefer It’s almost here!  National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner, and for those dedicated writers out there who will spend November writing an entire novel, we’ve pulled together a month of tips and tricks that will make...
The Artist's Library: 5 Great Books on the Craft of Writing

The Artist’s Library: 5 Great Books on the Craft of Writing

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Every writer needs a bit of sage advice now and then—and where better to get it than accomplished authors who understand the craft of writing, who have come up against (and surmounted!) every obstacle on the road to writing...
Pages to Projects: Food and Art

Pages to Projects: Food and 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, share your experience in the comments!~Erinn...
Big news: the Library as Incubator Project Book!

Big news: the Library as Incubator Project Book!

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you all. Get out your crayons, your colored pencils, your piles of scratch paper – because we’re working with the wonderful Coffee House Press in Minneapolis to publish a book! The book is tentatively titled The Library as Incubator Project’s Guide to the Artist’s Library: a workbook...
The LAIP at work: how do you use this website/project?

The LAIP at work: how do you use this website/project?

Hello, lovely readers – librarians, artists, and interested folks! We’re doing a bit of housekeeping this month and I’d like to pose a question today to all of you. How do you use the Library as Incubator Project? We’d really like to hear from you if you’ve: Discovered a new collection here that is of...