Posts tagged "Community"
Featuring: FORGE at Kenton County Public Library

Featuring: FORGE at Kenton County Public Library

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Ann Schoenenberger, Digital Branch Librarian for the Kenton County Public Library in Kentucky. Ann is part of the visioning and implementing team for FORGE, a community makerspace and embedded library. Today Ann fills us in on the idea behind FORGE and shares some tips for librarians looking to facilitate responsive...
How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

by Kelly Hiser Rabble is a startup based in Madison, Wisconsin that builds online local music collections with public libraries. Our open-source platform, MUSICat, helps librarians connect with local musicians to collect, curate, license, and publish music. We work with an amazing group of library partners, in Edmonton, Madison, Nashville, and Seattle, and we’re excited...
Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

by Amelia Foster Founded in 2013, the Minneapolis Art Lending Library is a collection of about 110 pieces of original artwork that are available to the public for free, three-month loan periods. We aim to provide a new model for artists to showcase their work and build a following, while also cultivating a new audience...
Kids' Art Salon at Pasadena Central Library: Kente Cloth

Kids’ Art Salon at Pasadena Central Library: Kente Cloth

The Program by Marie Plug Leela Perea and I are colleagues in Youth Services at Pasadena Central Library. We are both passionate about art, libraries and working with children. We wanted to create a library program that would engage the minds and imaginations of children ages 7-12, while introducing them to art history, art, and...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in January 2016.  by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of...
VR FOR ALL SEASONS!

VR FOR ALL SEASONS!

by Ayra Sundbom and Ian Boucher Virtual reality (VR) certainly has great entertainment value, but its educational accessibility offers an even greater advantage for eager, experimenting minds. VR can enhance and deepen the learner’s experience by taking students on journeys to impossible places, like the Moon, the respiratory system, or the inside of a cell. Libraries,...
Library Takeover at Madison Public Library: Bootcamp Complete!

Library Takeover at Madison Public Library: Bootcamp Complete!

This is the second in our series on the Library Takeover program at Madison Public Library, a project designed to commit library resources to groups of community members that want to make their ideas for free, open community events happen at the library. Read the introduction post here.  Where do we find ourselves today? In...
Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2015. Today we welcome Stephanie Schmalz from Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario, to the site to share some information about the library’s Artist at Work demonstration program. This program, which has been part of the library’s programming collection for fourteen years, is a great example...
Temple University Libraries’ Artist-in-Residence Series: Fallen Fruit's Endless Orchard

Temple University Libraries’ Artist-in-Residence Series: Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard

In this, the third and final guest blog in Nicole Restaino’s series on Temple University Libraries’ artist-in-residency program, we get an exciting sneak-peek at the cross-campus collaboration they have planned for the end of the year with the artist collective Fallen Fruit. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Nicole Restaino As 2016 draws to a close, the team at Temple...
Erased from FYE: Designing a First Year Experience Mobile Game at Pearsall Library

Erased from FYE: Designing a First Year Experience Mobile Game at Pearsall Library

by Ian Boucher  When I started my first part-time library job at North Carolina Wesleyan College, one of my duties was to create video tutorials introducing library users to the website and topics like plagiarism and scholarly journals. As I learned about user motivation and engagement during my MLIS program, I became interested in video...
3D Printed Bookmarks

3D Printed Bookmarks

by Michael Cherry, Teen & Youth Librarian Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library 3D printed bookmarks are a fun and easy project for librarians interested in 3D printing. They are a great way to introduce patrons to computer-aided design (CAD) and don’t require as many light years to 3D print. Their quirkiness will appeal to technophobes and gadget...
Temple University Libraries’ Artist-in-Residence Series: 2014 and 2015 Seasons with micha cárdenas and Angela Washko

Temple University Libraries’ Artist-in-Residence Series: 2014 and 2015 Seasons with micha cárdenas and Angela Washko

by Nicole Restaino Thanks for tuning into the second post on Temple University Libraries artist-in-residence program (read the first post in the series). I am looking forward to telling you a little bit more about the work of our 2014 and 2015 featured artists, micha cárdenas and Angela Washko, respectively. The stories of their engagements...