Posts tagged "History"
Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer.  I mean, I don’t get paid or anything, but...
Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

I am pleased to welcome David Graham to the Library as Incubator Project. In this essay, David tackles a problem that many arts-incubating librarians and information professionals face: balancing the personal with the professional when it comes to involvement with local arts organizations and institutions. ~ Laura by David Graham I was in a library when I...
Fantastic Friday: Fashion Collections

Fantastic Friday: Fashion Collections

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Even as a child, I was fascinated by fashion and ethnic dress.  My mother works in textiles, so I poured...
Student Art Shows at Penfield Library

Student Art Shows at Penfield Library

Art Librarian Tina Chan of the State University of New York at Oswego reached out recently to share her library’s exciting collaboration with the art department to show student work on a regular basis, and we’re delighted to share the partnership here on the LAIP!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a...
New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

Our friend over at Books & Adventures, educator and library program coordinator Matt Finch, has some fantastic new programs up on his website. We’re going to highlight a couple of them here this spring, including today’s feature on this fun and educational program on urban myths that combines local history, curation, and creation. Enjoy! ~ Laura...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library:  Writing Prompts

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Writing Prompts

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week for the final installment of her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space to support both the resident and the greater writing community.  Today, Susan shares some writing prompts with us based on...
The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review

by Angela Terrab Like an iceberg, the public domain is massive, and most of it is hidden from sight. Luckily, this iceberg has a team of explorers dedicated to mapping it’s extents! The Public Domain Review is a godsend for anyone who knows that the public domain is full of great content waiting to be...
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...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was released by Small Beer Press just last year, and she’s served as Writer-in Residence at Forbes since 2010.  Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space...
Anonymous

Anonymous

This is the fifteenth and, sadly, final 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.  We thank Andrea from the bottom of our hearts for her time and...
Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Today’s project comes from our friend Dr. Matt Finch, an educator and library programmer currently based in New South Wales, Australia. You might remember Matt’s other library programs, which are a blend of story telling and role playing activities for young library users (kids and young adults): Read about the Literacy Smackdown Read about the...
Minneapolis Central Library's picture files, where past & present coexist

Minneapolis Central Library’s picture files, where past & present coexist

by Andy Sturdevant.  Originally published on August 1, 2012 in the MinnPost weekly arts column, The Stroll and re-posted on the Library as Incubator Project on August 16th, 2012. Up on the third floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, past the racks of CDs and near the drawers of sheet music, there are several rows of...