Articles by Joel A. Nichols

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    Powering civic engagement at the Free Library of Philadelphia using Pokémon Go

    October 16, 2017 by Joel A. Nichols

    Powering civic engagement at the Free Library of Philadelphia using Pokémon Go

    Photos courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

    Joel A. Nichols is a library administrator for data strategy and evaluation at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Below he writes about a May 2017 initiative launched by Knight Foundation and Niantic, the creators of Pokémon GO, to explore how technology can foster community engagement in several cities where Knight invests.