Posts tagged "Social Media"
"A Place Free of Judgement": Youth Taking Over UK Libraries

“A Place Free of Judgement”: Youth Taking Over UK Libraries

by Bryan Voell On Saturday, October 29, 2016, something very cool happened in three British public libraries. Capping off several months of ambitious partnerships, teen-centered workshops and arts-based collaborations, the late October event was both a celebration of libraries and an affirmation of the power of teenagers to redefine these public spaces as “places free...
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...
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...
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...
BRIC Classes at Brooklyn Public Library's Information Commons

BRIC Classes at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Morrone back to the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about their exciting partnership with a local arts and media studio and find downloadable example lesson plans for digital media classes! ~Erinn by Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public...
Teaching artists technology in the library

Teaching artists technology in the library

by Laura Damon-Moore In addition to serving as places of inspiration and a venue for artists to showcase their creative work, libraries can also offer artists opportunities for professional development. In the creative community, professional development might mean workshops on website creation, business management, social media, and more (see our writeup on Hennepin County Library’s...
Student filmmaking at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library

Student filmmaking at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Thanks to Victoria Billings and Karen Lauritsen for providing content for this feature. As a former university student who worked in an academic library during graduate school, I know personally how valuable that kind of employment can be. Student interns and employees help academic libraries with important “extras” that may not be...
#libraryasincubator

#libraryasincubator

When we launched the suite of Library as Incubator Project social media, we thought it would be helpful to our community of creative librarians, artists, and friends if we could point out examples of what we mean when we say “library as incubator.” So we created a hashtag:  #libraryasincubator. What’s a hashtag, you say? Hashtags are...