Innovation Projects

After careful consideration, PLAN’s Board of Directors and its organizational staff have decided to discontinue the Innovation Projects service. Existing Projects will be completed, as scheduled. New applications will not be accepted.

The funding for this service has been provided through a grant from the State of Florida. The increased staff time needed to administer this service, the increased tracking and reporting now required for grant expenditures, and the liability issues related to providing grant funds to third parties, have combined to make the service untenable.

The funding formerly used to provide this service will be redirected for supporting other services that PLAN provides to its member libraries.

Completion Timeline for existing projects:

  • A written report must be submitted by August 31.
  • Recipients will share information about their project by presenting at a PLAN conference (breakout session, lightning round, or poster session), conducting a PLAN webinar, or writing a blog post for the PLAN website.

2019-2020 Innovation project recipients:

Click on Project name to view a copy of the project application.

Escambia Schools – Bellview Middle School Making Over Maker Spaces  $712.00
Escambia Schools – Bratt Elementary School Code Capers  $4,877.60
Escambia Schools – Suter Elementary School All About Bots  $4,840.01
Escambia Schools – Warrington Middle School Ignition for Cognition  $1,085.00
Florida State University Captivating Instruction $1,429.75
Florida State University Mobile 3D Scanner $2,500.00
Florida State University Research Repository Accessibility Content Enhancement $1,500.00
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library Growing STEM $3,120.00
Northwest Regional Library System Bridging the Deaf and Hearing Community  $1,800.00
Northwest Regional Library System Dungeons and Dragons  $1,000.00
Northwest Regional Library System Harrell Memorial Library Children’s Discovery Zone  $664.77
Northwest Regional Library System Lego Club @ Your Library  $614.12
OCPLC – Valparaiso PL Valparaiso Media Lab  $3,036.74
Walton County Public Library Coding Camp  $2,786.34
Wilderness Coast Public Libraries – Wakulla Kids Coding Expansion  $4,196.32
Wilderness Coast Public Libraries – Wakulla Tactile Toddler Tales  $567.95

View reports of 2014-2015 Innovation Projects.

View reports of 2015-2016 Innovation Projects.

View reports of 2016-2017 Innovation Projects. View reports of Virtual Reality projects.

View reports of 2017-2018 Innovation Projects.

View reports of 2018-2019 Innovation Projects.