Posts tagged "Outreach"
Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in July 2015. It’s one of our favorite public art projects to take place at a library–just in time for outdoor activities!  Today’s story (and project kit) comes to us from Elaine Luther, an artist whose work with libraries we’ve featured on the LAIP before, and Alicia Hammond,...
First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

Today, we hear from Sharon Wolff, who has a unique perspective on a practical element of building a creative library: making a good impression online! If you want to bring creatives through your door, begin with a well-designed website. ~Erinn by Sharon Wolff This blog is all about using libraries and museums to foster a creative...
Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2012. We’ve updated the information below with current links. Enjoy learning about this terrific resource!  One of our goals at the Library as Incubator Project is to showcase resources and programs that can benefit libraries of all kinds– even those with zero budgets– and create opportunities for...
Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

by Michael Cherry For the past two years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called “Every Drop Counts.” The City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca Cola, generously donated 55 gallon plastic drums that were converted into painted rain barrels. Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits were invited...
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...
Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting...
The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn The library-museum connection: Bringing local...
Library Takeover

Library Takeover

A killer library-arts partnership in the UK caught our eye recently– read more about the Library Takeover, an event-production bootcamp for library staff and teens that culminated with two live events in the library space!  ~Erinn by Nina McDonagh & Alice Frecknall 6 young people, 6 library staff, 4 mentors, 2 boroughs – this is...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

This post originally appeared in October 2013. When we heard that there was a library with a “resident tinker,” we knew we had to get in touch!  Read on to learn how Innisfil Public Library in Canada is bringing the creativity of the maker movement into the library space by hosting an Artist in Residence...
Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library...and that’s a good thing

Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library…and that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared in September 2013. We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as...
Special Collections of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Special Collections of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Abby Wanserski is back with a new feature in our series on Art Libraries. Her last article featured The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and today she shares a more in-depth interview with Special Collections Librarian Jared Ash. Don’t miss the extra interview with artist Jen Mazza, who talks about her Watson Library-inspired artworks.  Enjoy! ~Erinn...
DC Punk Archive: Basement Shows & Community Archivists

DC Punk Archive: Basement Shows & Community Archivists

…the best part is that this archive is not to remember how great punk was; it is to remember how great punk is. FROM BASEMENT SHOWS TO COMMUNITY ARCHIVISTS:   ENGAGING THE PUBLIC IN THE DC PUNK ARCHIVE by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty Community engagement through programs, concerts, outreach and volunteer involvement has been a...