Awesome Libraries is dedicated to helping individuals and communities bring about and grow imaginative library projects around the world. We want to help make the world a more awesome place by providing a catalyst for implementing library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking to meet a community’s needs.

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    Awesome Idea Pitch Event at ALAMW2020

    The Awesome Libraries chapter of the Awesome Foundation, an international organization that forwards the interest of awesome in the universe $1000 at a time, will be hosting our Awesome Ideas Pitch for Libraries during ALA Midwinter 2020 in Philadelphia. 

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    Pitch Event at ALAMW20 in Philadelphia

    The Awesome Libraries Chapter of the Awesome Foundation will host a live-pitch event at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting’s Symposium on the Future of Libraries. The event will take place Saturday, January 25th, from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    --- Deadline Extended to January 6, 2020 ---

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    September 2019 Grant: KRIA - The Icelandic Constitution Archive

    In 2011, Iceland rewrote its constitution using a uniquely and historically open process. It reshaped the dialogue on how a population can use available technology, consensus building, and civic engagement when reinventing the governmental processes in supporting the needs of their constituents. What resulted was a proposed constitution, that was affirmed by a public referendum. However, the Parliament has yet to ratify the proposal. Eight years later the effort is still alive and well, gaining traction and interest globally. Yet there’s a threat that this historically relevant process will disappear without documentation.




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    Awesome Libraries Partners with Awesome DC for ALA Live Pitch

    On June 22nd, during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington DC, Awesome Libraries teamed up with Awesome DC to throw a collaborative live pitch event at OpenGov Hub. Over 100 folks registered to attend and sponsors included: OpenGovHub, EveryLibrary Institute, and B.Lin Catering.

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