Posts tagged "History"
Glimpse of a New Day

Glimpse of a New Day

This is the eleventh post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
"So Much For War & Books*"

“So Much For War & Books*”

This is the tenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
John Leighton, ‘Limner’

John Leighton, ‘Limner’

This is the ninth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

by Rebecca Rubenstein Arezoo Moseni is Senior Art Librarian at the Mid-Manhattan Library, and her enthusiasm for art in the library is contagious. She curates the series of exhibitions that take place in the library, including Art in the Windows, Art in the Corner Room, and Art Wall on Third, and will launch a new series...
Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the State Library of Victoria in Australia, which Dominique calls “visionary,” and her deeply...
Nature under a microscope

Nature under a microscope

This is the eighth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

Caelin Ross returns to the site today with a look at a unique multi-library exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which celebrates Wisconsin’s unique role in the history of papermaking and the wonderful tradition of book art in the area.  Enjoy. ~Erinn by Caelin Ross We handle paper every day and hoped that the exhibit...
Parlor Games

Parlor Games

This is the seventh post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

Thanks for joining us this year for National Poetry Month!  All April, we shared wonderful stories from poets, libraries, and arts organizations about the power and meaning of the written word, and the ways in which it can connect communities and enrich our lives. You don’t have to be a poet or even a literature...
The Typewriter in the 21st Century: a premiere at UT-Austin's Fine Arts Library

The Typewriter in the 21st Century: a premiere at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library

Neat news, folks – the good people who produced “The Typewriter in the 21st Century” notified us this week that the documentary is now available (for free! Hey!) on Hulu and they were kind enough to let us embed the film here as well. I encourage you to check it out! ~ Laura Learn more about the...
Featuring: V. Jones

Featuring: V. Jones

Today we talk with library worker V. Jones, who discusses living the artistic life when you’re not a “professional” artist, and how routine library work can influence and inform creativity. V. poses some interesting and perhaps difficult questions: for whom does art exist? Why is the process of art-making enough for some, while for others process...
The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

We’re delighted to share this profile on the Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center and the wonderful arts-focused programming they do in Queens, NY as part of our National Poetry Month suite for April 2013!  Enjoy. ~Erinn The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center by Rebecca Rubenstein The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center...