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).

The PLIX Residency Exchange program was featured in Library Journal. Read an excerpt here:

Since its inception in 1980, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has produced cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, working with partners ranging from IBM to LEGO. Recently the Media Lab has expanded beyond academic and corporate collaborations to join forces with public libraries for the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). Coordinated by the Media Lab Learning Initiative and MIT Libraries, and supported by a grant from the Knight foundation, PLIX matches Media Lab student researchers and their projects with public library partners to address challenges in the libraries’ communities. The long-term goal is to develop sustainable, innovative products that libraries nationwide will be able to implement, along with a platform that will expand the work beyond the Media Lab and foster "a community of creative collaboration."

Read the full article at LibraryJournal.com.