Locating Desert Springs in our Communities: Libraries, Innovation and Philanthropy

Locating Desert Springs in our Communities: Libraries, Innovation and Philanthropy
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

NCSU Libraries I.T. Littleton Seminar
James B. Hunt Library Auditorium

John Bracken, VP Media Innovations, Knight Foundation

“Locating Desert Springs in our Communities: Libraries, Innovation and Philanthropy”

Bracken, who runs the Knight Foundation’s innovation program, will share lessons from 20 years of leveraging technology for stronger communities, and learnings from the Knight News Challenge on libraries. The topic area will cover how 19th Century philanthropy can help us build 21st Century libraries.

NCSU Libraries is excited to welcome John Bracken as our 2016 I.T. Littleton Seminar speaker. A reception in Duke Energy Hall C&D will follow his presentation.

The Media Innovation Program with the Knight Foundation funds projects that improve the creation, sharing, and use of information essential to communities. Described as “one of the most innovative leaders in the modern philanthropy scene,” Bracken frequently presents at media and technology conferences and serves as an adviser to 1871, a co-working resource for digital startups in Chicago. Bracken joined the Knight Foundation in June 2010.

Bracken also oversees the Knight News Challenge and Knight's Prototype Fund, as well as the foundation's other journalism and technology investments. Bracken focuses his department's grantmaking on three principles: media innovation, journalistic excellence, and freedom of expression. He has led the foundation to invest in digital literacy, broadband access, and investigative reporting.

You can find directions and parking information for the Hunt Library here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/parking

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