Website and New Book Highlight Creative Uses of Libraries (Library as Incubator Project)
For many, the image of a library is a quiet building, filled with books, a few computers, and space for reading and research.
But Wisconsin authors and librarians Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer have a broader vision for what a library can be and new ways that patrons can engage with their public library.
Their new book, “The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide,” is designed to help creative-minded individuals find inspiration and support at their local library.
The book grew out of a project Damon-Moore and Batykefer started with friend Christina Jones while they were students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Sciences.
The website, www.libraryasincubatorproject.org, is part of a “social media empire” that spans Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and includes a collection of stories and case studies of how artists use libraries, harnessing the power of community spaces to bring art into their communities.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.