Posts tagged "Special Collections"
Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout...
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...
Coffee House Press in the Stacks

Coffee House Press in the Stacks

by Laura Damon-Moore We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP...
Featuring: Alison Rutsch

Featuring: Alison Rutsch

I am so pleased to introduce Alison Rutsch to the LAIP community today. Alison’s beautiful illustrations caught our eye, particularly those that re-imagine the possibilities of education, but her work as an art educator in Providence– often in collaboration with Providence Community Libraries– is what sealed the deal. Read on for her thoughtful and inspiring...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...
Anonymous

Anonymous

This is the fifteenth and, sadly, final post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.  We thank Andrea from the bottom of our hearts for her time and...
Minneapolis Central Library's picture files, where past & present coexist

Minneapolis Central Library’s picture files, where past & present coexist

by Andy Sturdevant.  Originally published on August 1, 2012 in the MinnPost weekly arts column, The Stroll and re-posted on the Library as Incubator Project on August 16th, 2012. Up on the third floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, past the racks of CDs and near the drawers of sheet music, there are several rows of...
All for Art

All for Art

This is the fourteenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books &...
Iowa City Public Library's Local Music Project: An Update

Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project: An Update

We’re so glad to be able to bring you an update on one of our favorite arts-incubating projects today: John Paulios from Iowa City Public Library joins us as the new man in charge of ICPL’s Local Music Project, which we featured on the site back in 2012, just as it was kicking off in...
“The Boom in Yellow**”

“The Boom in Yellow**”

This is the thirteenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books &...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson to the LAIP this week for the first in a series on the Writer-in-Residence program at Forbes Library!  Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press this month, aided in no small part by the folks at Forbes and her work as Writer in Residence. Read on...
Art and Her Plain Sisters

Art and Her Plain Sisters

This is the twelfth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books & Special...