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The artist's library : a field guide from the Library as Incubator Project /

by Damon-Moore, Laura C; Batykefer, Erinn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Books in action: Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Coffee House Press, 2014.Edition: First edition.Description: 217 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9781566893534; 1566893534.Subject(s): Libraries and community | Libraries -- Cultural programs | Libraries -- Social aspects | Arts -- Library resources | Libraries -- Problems, exercises, etc | Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Case studies | Library users -- Case studiesOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Exploring the library as subject -- Finding inspiration in library collections -- Using the library for creative research -- Using the library as a space to work -- Using the library as an arts venue -- Creating successful programming partnerships with libraries -- Using the library to build your arts organization or business.
Summary: "Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. Case studies included in the book range from the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries) to documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex ('listening' to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies). The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres. It highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. By calling attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, it provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas. Erinn Batykefer is a librarian, a writer, and a lifelong do-it-yourselfer. She earned an MFA in writing and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela, won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize. Laura Damon-Moore is a librarian, blogger, and avid art-maker in her spare time. Laura received her master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Jessica Pigza is the assistant curator in the New York Public Library's Rare Book Division. She also writes on handmade material culture, DIY, and handicrafts at Hand-Made Librarian"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. Case studies included in the book range from the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries) to documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex ("listening" to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies).</p> <p>The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres. It highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. By calling attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, it provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas.</p> <p> Erinn Batykefer is a librarian, a writer, and a lifelong do-it-yourselfer. She earned an MFA in writing and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela , won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize.</p> <p> Laura Damon-Moore is a librarian, blogger, and avid art-maker in her spare time. Laura received her master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.</p> <p> Jessica Pigza is the assistant curator in the New York Public Library's Rare Book Division. She also writes on handmade material culture, DIY, and handicrafts at Hand-Made Librarian .<br></p>

"Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. Case studies included in the book range from the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries) to documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex ('listening' to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies). The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres. It highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. By calling attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, it provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas. Erinn Batykefer is a librarian, a writer, and a lifelong do-it-yourselfer. She earned an MFA in writing and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela, won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize. Laura Damon-Moore is a librarian, blogger, and avid art-maker in her spare time. Laura received her master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Jessica Pigza is the assistant curator in the New York Public Library's Rare Book Division. She also writes on handmade material culture, DIY, and handicrafts at Hand-Made Librarian"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-203).

Exploring the library as subject -- Finding inspiration in library collections -- Using the library for creative research -- Using the library as a space to work -- Using the library as an arts venue -- Creating successful programming partnerships with libraries -- Using the library to build your arts organization or business.

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Library Journal Review

Librarians Damon-Moore and Batykefer (cofounders, with Christina -Endres, Librarian as Incubator Project [LaIP]) have succeeded in producing a guide that benefits artists, librarians, and all creative learners. Libraries and the people who work in and visit them can be an immense resource for building and inspiring creativity, no matter the media in which one works. The authors explore how the institution's materials, the space, the staff, and the patrons can be valuable to assisting any artistic pursuit. The book details creative research, e.g., artists discuss the benefits to browsing the online catalog, digital collections, and the stacks for a specific project. Sample exercises will motivate learners to take a second look at their neighborhood libraries and use them in new ways. Reference librarians will enjoy suggesting this read to their curious patrons as well as to arts organizations that currently have little or no involvement with libraries. Programming librarians and staff who are tasked with forming tighter community relationships will find a plethora of suggestions for projects that work. VERDICT Librarians who wish to make their library the connecting point between artists and the community should purchase. Perfect for brainstorming planning guides, this book is a permission slip to have fun at the library. [The authors were chosen LJ 2014 Movers & Shakers for their work with LaIP (LJ 3/15/14, p. 34).-Ed.]-Kendra Auberry, Indian River State Coll. Lib., Port St. Lucie, FL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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