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The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) develops STEAM learning experiences based on MIT Media Lab research and designed for the public library setting. PLIX programs support learners as:

  • Designersā€”rather than consumersā€”of technology
  • Creatorsā€”rather than recipientsā€”of knowledge
  • ScientistsĀ andĀ artistsā€”rather than one or the other

PLIX connects library professionals and MIT Media Lab researchers to co-design learning experiences, develop and share facilitation practices, and integrateĀ creative learningĀ into public library programming. PLIX strives to increase equitable access to and broaden participation in STEAM programming.

PLIX Learning

PLIX pedagogy builds on theĀ 4 P's of creative learningĀ (projects, passion, peers, and play) and is modeled after the Media Labā€™s academic program that integrates engineering, design, art, and science. PLIX activities are designed to be facilitated by a library professional and do not require a subject-matter expert.

What We Do

We createĀ learning activitiesĀ that libraries can use to host STEAM programs with their patrons, disseminateĀ kitsĀ that contain everything a library needs to get started, and offerĀ professional development opportunitiesĀ for library professionals.

We also support an online community of practice withĀ online workshopsĀ and aĀ discussion forum, where library professionals can come together to share experiences with PLIX activities, ask and answer questions, and reflect on their facilitation practice.

Team

Philipp Schmidt
Philipp Schmidt Co-founder
Katherine McConachie
Co-founder (past member)
Katherine McConachie Co-founder (past member)

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The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) is a project of the MIT Media Lab Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio. Except where otherwise noted, all materials on this site are licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Accessibility.