Meet the First PLIX Creative Learning Ambassadors
Our first cohort of Ambassadors is here! They collaborate with PLIX to build a network of library professionals who advocate for creative learning in communities and libraries by taking on leadership roles in local communities as well as online.
Oct 8, 2021
Announcing PLIX Creative Learning Ambassadors
We are thrilled to announce our newest program: PLIX Creative Learning Ambassadors.
Jul 14, 2021
Call for Participation: Rural & Tribal Libraries
PLIX seeks library colleagues to join an effort to better understand the needs of rural and/or tribal public libraries and co-design a toolkit of learning resources explicitly tailored to them.
Jun 22, 2021
PLIX Inflatables: Reflections from the beta-testing process
Read about our Inflatables beta-testing process from Spring 2021.
Jun 21, 2021
Meet the Librarian Co-Designers: Jean Slavkovsky
For the fourth and final edition of our meet the co-designers series, we’re featuring Jean Slavkovsky from Homer Public Library!
Jun 1, 2021
PLIX Conversation Starters: An Audio Experiment
Check out a series of four audio-only chats about creative learning.
May 25, 2021
Meet the Librarian Co-Designers: Claudia Haines
For the third edition of our meet the co-designers series, we’re featuring Claudia Haines from Homer Public Library!
Apr 20, 2021
Meet the Librarian Co-Designers: Dave Fink
For our second edition of our meet the co-designers series, we’re featuring Dave Fink from Michigan City Library!
Mar 17, 2021
Meet the Librarian Co-Designers: Allie Affinito
We're kicking off a new series about some of the librarians who've participated in the co-design process with us. For our first edition, we’re featuring Allie Affinito from The New York Public Library!
Feb 4, 2021
Facilitating Creative Learning with Cambridge Public Library… online!
Reflections from our professional development workshop for creative STEAM learning in public libraries
Dec 10, 2020
PLIX Receives IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award
This grant will enable the PLIX team to deliver in-person and online workshops to build capacity for 300 library professionals to implement creative STEAM learning programs in their libraries.
Aug 6, 2020
Offering Library Programs at a Distance
Open questions, tips & suggestions from the PLIX Team
Jul 24, 2020
PLIX@Akron: Creative learning + spooky making at the public library
Reflections from our first-ever PLIX Workshop in Akron, Ohio.
Jan 23, 2020
How MIT Media Lab is Helping Libraries (DAI Heidelberg)
Members of the PLIX team discuss creative learning in libraries at the Festival of Learning 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Oct 24, 2019
Getting Started with Creative Learning in your Public Library
Our PLIX Kits are designed to make it easy for librarians to offer creative learning programs to their patrons.
May 30, 2019
A Year of Library Innovation at the Media Lab (Bibliotech)
What do tiny satellites, computers that grow plants, and an animated orange cat have in common?
Oct 25, 2018
MIT Media Lab Collaborates with Public Librarians (Library Journal)
Recently the Media Lab has expanded beyond academic and corporate collaborations to join forces with public libraries for the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX).
Apr 19, 2018
An Exchange Program for Public Librarians
Media Lab researchers are teaming up with public librarians to design new projects and programs for libraries.
Feb 16, 2018
Librarian of Congress visits MIT
Staff met with Carla Hayden to discuss the Public Library Innovation Exchange.
Oct 5, 2017
Introducing the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX)
Public libraries and the MIT Media Lab are kindred spirits. Together, we hope to design new programs for libraries around the country.
Oct 3, 2017