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This workshop guide includes resources for librarians to foster civic engagement. #librariestransform #civicengagement

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.

Learning Outcomes

Following the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe civic engagement and why it’s an urgent and important role for librarians.
  • Apply an approach learned to foster civic engagement.
  • Expand their library’s support for civic engagement

Declaration of Inclusion

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.