Workshop Description: Librarianship is a catalytic profession which can spark positive change, build community, and improve quality of life. Come to this workshop to learn about civic engagement leadership roles for librarians. The presenter will share specific approaches such as facilitating community conversations on controversial topics, increasing voter registration, fostering media literacy, tactical urbanism, promoting volunteerism, and expanding library outreach to underserved populations. We’ll discuss how to create strategic partnerships to increase civic knowledge, civic education, and civic engagement in our communities.
Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and draft a plan for a civic engagement program or project.
Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.