Today we ran our first hangout only event. We have used hangouts as part of seminars, like the recent Makers, craftivists, and public libraries: collections and community connections, so today was the next step to try.
Library as incubator project had been mentioned by both Leanne Prain, and Jessica Pigza at the Makers, craftivists, and public libraries: collections and community connections seminar.
Laura Damon Moore and Erinn Batykefer highlighed examples from the Library as incubator project website, and The artist's library book. There is a helpful program guide online. They had very practical suggestions about some low cost ways to start in this space, and others which will take some more planning (and a bigger budget). For example, for a different look at reading groups you could explore the Book to art club (there are lots of online resources for this).
Thank you to the libraries who volunteered to participate in the hangout, and those who watched the video stream.