Posts tagged "Research"
Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

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

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. 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...
Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

I stumbled across Melissa’s work on Twitter recently, and fell in love.  I had an inkling that she might be a library person, so I reached out–and lo and behold, she is! We’re delighted to share her lush porcelain serving ware on the site today, and to share her story of her first library-incubated line, called the...
Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Last year, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...
Exploring the Museum of Modern Art Library

Exploring the Museum of Modern Art Library

We are so pleased to welcome David Senior to the Library as Incubator Project! David is a Bibliographer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library in New York City. We talked with David about some of the many ways that the MoMA Library supports the work of artists and creative types. Enjoy! ~ Laura First,...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
"BiblioCraft," the new book by Jessica Pigza

“BiblioCraft,” the new book by Jessica Pigza

by Laura Damon-Moore Today is a great day, because today we’re celebrating a new book that came out last week from a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project! BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects (Abrams/STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books) is by Jessica Pigza, also known as the Handmade Librarian....
The Artist's Library: awesome "quick fact" websites

The Artist’s Library: awesome “quick fact” websites

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. Some adjustments to the original article have been made.  All month long, we’re bringing you tips and tricks to help you get through National Novel Writing Month. Today’s topic? Great websites for fast facts that you can use in relatively little time....
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...
The Artist's Library: using Evernote to manage your "stuff"

The Artist’s Library: using Evernote to manage your “stuff”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012.  by Laura Damon-Moore Join the Library as Incubator Project as we help you hack National Novel Writing Month! Even if you’re not joining the ranks of the Wrimos this November, we hope our series on writing and libraries will help inspire you...
The Artist's Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer's Block

The Artist’s Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer’s Block

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Today we want to make sure that all the intrepid WriMos out there have the tools they need to combat writer’s block and can reach 50,000 words.  Here are 3 quick tips of heading off minor stalls before they turn...
Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

On the heels of the success of Ransom Riggs’ YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, lots of people are interested in old photographs. Our friend Melissa Mannon– the mastermind behind the Archives Info blog– shares her perspective on orphan images as an important inspiration point for writers and artists that librarians and archivists...
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...