Below is a list of select publications, media mentions, presentations, and appearances:
“Peering into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books.” New York Times, July 23, 2012.
“Work Wear: Office Style at the New York Public Library.” Wall Street Journal. June 27, 2012.
“Crafting a Community.” American Association of Museums Annual Conference, April 2012. Speaker.
“Back to Basics: Why Home Economics Books Are the New Retro Chic.” Book Expo America, May 2011. Panelist.
Get Crafty! by Rebecca Walden. At Your Library, May 4, 2011.
Time Out New York. March 29, 2011: ”This venerable institution’s monthly DIY salon has something Etsy can’t offer: An extensive collection of crafting ephemera stretching back hundreds of years. Librarian Jessica Pigza scours the archives for artifacts to help stir your creative juices.”
Martha Stewart Show. Show Guest. Appearance air date, February 3, 2011.
“Sharing the Love.” Martha Stewart Living Magazine. February 2011.
“Crafts ‘n’ Stacks” by Alison Baitz. Venus Zine. Winter 2010 (v.57).
For Afterzine‘s inaugural issue, I was invited to select ten books from the Library’s collections bearing spines that interested me, and to comment on my choices. Afterzine 01. September 2010.
“Inspired by the Library: Artists in Collaboration with Special Collections.” American Library Association Rare Books & Manuscripts Section Preconference, June 2010. Seminar organizer and speaker.
DIY at the New York Public Library by Lydie Raschka. Our Town &West Side Spirit. May 12, 2010.
The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon. Published March 2010. Features my creative approaches incorporating hands-on elements and community participation into library outreach and programming.
This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson. Published February 2010. Features my work in creating my DIY blogs and my role in the Design by the Book video series at NYPL.
“Clio and Calliope, or Working with Muses: Unique Projects Using Primary Source Documents.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, October 2009. Speaker.
“Rescuing Cast Offs: The Do-It-Yourself Box Furniture of Social Worker Louise Brigham” by Jessica Pigza. The Readex Report, September 2009.
Crafts + Libraries = Fun Designs by Katie Macpherson. Martha Stewart Radio Blog. February 12, 2009.
Design*Sponge Guest Blogger. December 2008. Posts: Egyptian Design, Vintage Papercut Resources, DIY Project: Chinese Papercut Spice Jars, Vintage Monograms: With Tips on Creating Your Own, and The Library as Picture Palace.
Design by the Book. An NYPL/Design*Sponge collaborative video series on which I worked and appeared. 2008-2009.