Erinn Batykefer

Guest Writer / Librarian / United States / Library as Incubator Project

Erinn Batykefer is one of the three founders of the Library as Incubator Project.

The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres, all graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.

The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts.

Erinn Batykefer earned her MFA in Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and her Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen Press 2009), won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize and the poem “Pittsburgh as Self-Portrait” was featured on the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project broadsides, which were displayed in coffeeshops, libraries, and public transit around the state. Batykefer focused on public librarianship during her MLIS and is particularly interested in ebooks and electronic access, social media marketing, community programming and engagement, and teen lit.

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By Erinn Batykefer June 14, 2012

Library as Incubator Project, an organization whose mission is to encourage artists and designers of all types to work with libraries in ways that inspire increased creativity, explores graphic designer Paul Rand’s (1914–96) personal library, now held by Yale University, where Rand taught design for 35 years.

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