Anythink has been supporting connected learning programming in its Thornton, Colorado, library since 2012. The brightly lit library includes The Studio for young people to hang out, explore new digital technologies, and go deeper with specific interest-based learning opportunities. With funding from IMLS for its expansion of Learning Labs built on the YOUmedia model, Anythink has been able to both sustain and study its programs. Anythink is a leader in developing innovative, usable tools for evaluating learning, including the talkback boards described here.
Chang-Order, Josephina, Penuel, William R., Wortman, Amanda, Harris, Michael, Van Horne, Katie, Widman, Sari and Melia Repko-Erwin. 2019. The Studio at Anythink Libraries. Irvine, CA: Connected Learning Alliance.
The Studio at Anythink Libraries: A Case Study in Evaluating Connected Learning in Libraries