We're prototyping an open source app that lets users compile personalized reading lists 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.
On June 12, we're hosting an ideathon at Seattle Public Library Central to gather librarian input for building the Reading List for Life. This past fall we hosted our first ideathon at The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) to gather librarian input for building the Reading List for Life. Are you interested in having your public library host one of our ideathons in 2018? Please let us know.
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