Posts tagged "Outreach"
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...
The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and the Nolen Library. This first...
Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots is a Cleveland-based program that re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. This year’s Literary Lots effort brought together new partners and a fabulous under the sea theme.  Today, Felton Thomas Jr, CPL’s Director, shares his perspective on the...
Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. Today, we get the scoop on what went into designing this year’s lot from staff artist, Julia Kuo. Enjoy! ~Erinn Literary Lots: Creating...
Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. We’re excited to share how Literary Lots is growing in it’ second year!  Don’t miss the posts in last year’s series: The...
What is the Bubbler?

What is the Bubbler?

At long last, we’re proud to bring a new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world along...
Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party... at the Museum!

Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party… at the Museum!

by Audrey Barbakoff, Kitsap Regional Library How can a library and an art museum partner in a fresh and meaningful way? I started asking myself this question when a new art museum opened in my community last year.  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) has so much in common with the library; it is driven...
Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite libraries that showed up in rather unexpected places. From book bikes to pop-up literary scenes in vacant lots, libraries were cropping up in a variety of interesting venues this year. King County Library System worked with a...
The Artist's Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

The Artist’s Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project site in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Earlier this week, we shared 5 Great Books on the Craft of Writing to inspire and motivate WriMos as they vaulted over the 10,000 word mark.  Today, we get down to sentences and share some recommended reading on...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

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 program. ~Erinn by Wendy Riccardi Alan J.Groombridge...
Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Earlier this year, a UK researcher named Laura Doggett got in touch.  She’s not only pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She’s sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the next...