I’m excited to announce that Chris Ritzo and I have submitted a proposal to the Knight News Challenge, which is focused on the following question “How might we leverage libraries as platform to build more knowledgeable communities?”
Please read our proposal, entitled Beyond Library Walls introduced below and, if you like it, consider applauding the project. Thanks in advance!
Beyond Library Walls will address the severe weather information needs of Oklahoma’s communities by broadening the library’s human and digital networks to include those without broadband Internet access. Our project will embrace library assets as a starting point for developing community-controlled infrastructure and software applications with residents, for residents in need of severe weather information. Beyond Library Walls will also respond to the information resources and digital capacities that non-native English speakers have identified they need before, during, and after severe weather events.
Read the full submission, here.