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Library Civic Engagement Survey

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The American Library Association Center for Civic Life is surveying libraries to determine what they are offering in terms of civic and community engagement.  Some more information is available here.  Please take the survey!  It's important to offer some proof of how we are supporting and engaging with our communities.

ALA receives grant for civic engagement

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The American Library Association received a grant from the Fetzer Institute to support conversations about community, civility and compassion. Although libraries by their very nature are civically engaged, a program like this will give them a chance to label themselves as such - which might remind others (read: policy makers, patrons, taxpayers, etc.) what they stand for.