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Library Challenge Workshop

How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?

Join us for a Knight News Challenge on Libraries workshop. We’ll get to meet and greet, hear from local experts including Rebecca Fishman Lipsey of 100 Great Ideas, and Gia Arbogast, Director of Miami-Dade Public Library System, and discover what makes a successful project.

The New Tropic will lead a group brainstorming and design workshop after to help flesh out some ideas.

Food and drink will be provided. RSVP Required.

On Feb. 24, Knight Foundation’s second News Challenge on Libraries will open for applications. We will be offering applicants a chance to share winnings of $3 million for projects that answer the question: How might libraries serve 21st century information needs? 

For centuries, libraries have been the keepers of public knowledge, spaces for human connection and educators for the next generations of learners. For this challenge, we hope to unearth new ways to advance libraries and their collaborators to meet the needs of their communities and carry these ideals into the future. 

The challenge will be open for applications from Feb. 24 to March 21. Anyone working in the U.S. on U.S. – based projects can apply, including public and private libraries, businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Projects have the chance to receive funding anywhere between $100,000 – $500,000 for a grant period of one to two years.

To learn more, please join us for virtual office hours scheduled for Feb. 25 and March 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET each day. You can access these meetings online using ID 451 981 706 or participate via phone by calling (888) 240-2560. You can also join our VP of Media Innovation, John Bracken, for a reddit IAmA on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. 

For updates, please follow #newschallenge on Twitter or sign up here for Knight News Challenge updates. Should you have any questions, please view our challenge brief and FAQ page


March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Miami-Dade Public Library System
101 W Flagler St
Miami, FL  33130
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