Ideathons

Join us to explore adult learning in public libraries!

Our last two Ideathons were at Seattle Public Library on June 12, 2018 and METRO in NYC on October 20, 2017.

Over the next year, we'll be hosting ideathons in partnership with public libraries located around the country. These half-day events are designed to surface and document ideas, input, and feedback from library administrators and frontline staff – reference, adult education, and technology librarians – as we build and iterate on the Reading List for Life.

Ideathons will ensure that both the technical and social architecture of the Reading List will be guided by the public library community and designed with different library needs and workflows in mind.

Ideathons are hosted by the Reading List for Life, The Open Syllabus Project, Columbia University, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and Project Information Literacy, and funded by the Sloan Foundation. If you're interested in joining an event, or would like to suggest a library venue, send us an email!

Past Ideathons:

June 12: Ideathon WEST

Read more about the event and our findings

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library - Central
Washington Mutual Foundation Room, Level 4, Room 1
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Oct 20: METRO, NY

Read more about the event and our findings

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council
599 Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY