Reading List for Life

Creating a tool for customized reading lists and continued learning in public libraries

We're prototyping an open source app called the Reading List for Life that lets users compile personalized reading lists for lifelong learning, based on recommendations from the Open Syllabus Project — an extensive database of the most taught texts in different fields used in colleges around the world today.

Read the RLfL Sloan Foundation Progress Report (September 2018) about our work during the last year and a half.

Read more about what we learned at the Ideathon West at the Seattle Public Library (June 12, 2018) and the Ideathon East at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (November 8, 2017).

Development and design for this new learning tool is occurring in Cambridge, Massachusetts with partners from the Open Syllabus Project (Columbia University), Project Information Literacy, and the metaLAB (at) Harvard.

Project   contributors:

Alison Head, Project Information Literacy
Jessica Yurkofsky, metaLAB (at) Harvard
Alaina Bull, Project Information Literacy
Joe Karaganis, Open Syllabus Project, Columbia University
Jeffrey Schnapp, metaLAB (at) Harvard
David McClure, Open Syllabus Project, MIT
Nate Hill, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Generously funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Hewlett Foundation, and The Templeton Foundation