Posts tagged "Library-inspired"
Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds

Public Demesne: Using Archival Images to raise funds

by Allana Mayer The Concept In early January 2016, I started a fundraiser for the Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship, which was made to encourage diverse entrants into the field. I wanted to contribute, but didn’t have money to spare. Instead, I created a print-on-demand store with Society6 to sell items with designs I had...
Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children's Writer-in-Residence

Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its next Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, or poetry intended for children or young adults. The fellowship...
Featuring: Aileen Bassis

Featuring: Aileen Bassis

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Aileen Bassis (AB): I’ve always made art. I remember fixing up other children’s pictures when I was in kindergarten and pleaded with my mother for extra art lessons when I was in junior high school. I was terribly thrilled to...
Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

by Abby Wanserski. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to libraries which support the research activities of museum staff as well as the public. Previous articles about The Met’s Watson Library and their Special Collections discuss how The Met’s libraries welcome the public. The Nolen Library is a hub for learning and inspiration for...
Featuring: LoveJordan

Featuring: LoveJordan

by Bryan Voell LoveJordan is a collaboration between British artists Jonny Love and Samuel Jordan. Their work is beautifully intricate and provocative, existing in the realms between social commentary and personal revelation. Everything they do is fascinating, but it was their sculpture work that initiated this interview: complex, thought-provoking constructions inspired by questions about technology, collections,...
Trailer: Brandon Monokian's "Happy Yummy Chicken"

Trailer: Brandon Monokian’s “Happy Yummy Chicken”

We are thrilled to share an interview with Brandon Monokian, theatre artist, writer, and library-incubated extraordinaire. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s time to read up, because he just wrote, produced, and starred in a new film called Happy Yummy Chicken with an exciting cast you will most certainly recognize from your favorite movies and...
Featuring: Danny Fast & The Patron Saint of Librarians

Featuring: Danny Fast & The Patron Saint of Librarians

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work . Danny Fast (DF): I work in a lot of different mediums but the ol’ standbys are digital and traditional drawing. I like drawing cartoons and comics in particular. As for education, I did one year at Sheridan College for...
Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Today, we welcome Jenna Rinalducci to the site to learn more about the Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University–a project that began as a simple fix to cover noise from a construction project and then grew!  ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how your library gallery got started.  What was...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November, 2013.  We’re delighted to welcome mixed-media artist Alice Walsh to the site today– when she began to study art, her home library supported her study, and then hooked her up with materials when she began using catalog cards in her work. Read on to learn more...
700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

700s Arts Festival at RMIT University Library

RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia gets serious bonus points from the LAIP on the name of their fabulous arts festival, which is deliciously library-nerdy: the 700s Arts Festival! This late night kickoff event and ongoing celebration of the arts in the library is an inspiration for academic and public libraries alike, and reveals how one...
All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when Digital Learning Librarian Corey Wittig had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has evolved into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to conversations about connected learning and community involvement. Check out the whole...
The Grand Intimate: Public Art at Chapel Hill Public Library

The Grand Intimate: Public Art at Chapel Hill Public Library

A town with a public art mandate on town-financed building projects. A library with a big renovation. And an artist with a vision that drew on favorite childhood stories.  This fantastic project is one to bookmark! Enjoy– Erinn.  by Daniel Siler, Marketing and Communications Manager, Chapel Hill Public Library There’s an interesting wrinkle to living in Chapel...