Knight Foundation Pushing Digital Innovations

February 18th, 2015

Several ULC members received grants from the Knight Foundation as part of their challenge to libraries. A total of $3 million was awarded to 22 innovative library projects by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The libraries will develop new projects and tools that improve access to information, preserve history, open government data, and help bring libraries into the digital age, according to a recent article on

"There is a growing demand for libraries to evolve their role and become more dynamic, living platforms, responsive to community needs," said John S. Bracken, Knight Foundation Vice President for Media Innovation. "The winners are working to reinvent the ways in which people experience the library, and providing citizens with the tools and information they require to contribute and strengthen our democracy." Read the full article here.