2018 / Creative Learning in the Public Library: Concrete Activities to Use in Your Library, Co-Designed by Librarians and MIT Media Lab Researchers

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2018 / Creative Learning in the Public Library: Concrete Activities to Use in Your Library, Co-Designed by Librarians and MIT Media Lab Researchers

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The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) brings together public librarians and MIT Media Lab researchers to co-design creative learning experiences for libraries. Come try out these activities and leave with the tools and resources you need to put them into practice with your community!

We’ll start with a brief overview of PLIX, then jump into hands-on workshops where participants can try out activities designed by Media Lab-public library collaborators. The activities will cover topics including data literacy, Scratch extensions, food computers, early literacy apps, and outer space exploration. You’ll get the chance to try several activities and scope out exactly what you’ll need to start a program in your library.

We expect participants to leave with tangible implementation resources, ideas for modifications that better engage their local communities, and connections to other librarians and Media Lab researchers who are working on these projects. We hope to see you there!

Organizers
Katherine McConachie, Learning Initiative Manager, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Philipp Schmidt, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Avery Normandin, Graduate Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Kreg Hanning, Graduate Student Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Date
Friday, 14 September, 11:00 am

Location
Campus, Room A

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