The Knight News Challenge funds breakthrough ideas in news and information. They are currently calling for submissions to their latest challenge, “How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?” Libraries are vital institutions that can play an essential role in building more informed and engaged communities. They have the power to connect people to information, ideas and each other.
Deadline is March 21, 2016 to submit an idea to win a share of $3 million, which will be awarded in the summer of 2016.
This challenge is open to anyone, from public libraries to universities to businesses, nonprofits and individuals based in the U.S. The only prerequisite is to have an idea that advances how libraries provide information to communities in a rapidly evolving, increasingly digital world.
See projects that have already been submitted and submit your own at www.newschallenge.org/challenge/how-might-libraries-serve-21st-century-information-needs/submissions.