A place at the table: Participating in community building
Community Engagement, Public Libraries
From urban giants to small towns across the country, there is a palpable hunger for a greater sense of community. Libraries, as they continue to provide a vital public service, are in a unique position to help satisfy this hunger. Unfortunately, they are often left out of the discussion initiated by theorists, writers, planners, activists and civic planners. Award-winning librarian, educator, author and activist, Kathleen de la Peña McCook challenges librarians everywhere to get involved early and often by demanding a place at the community planning and development table. From the author's examples of real-life librarians who have blazed community building trails, you will learn how to: Build a grassroots campaign Strengthen your library’s connections in the community by forming powerful partnerships Become involved in policy making early Promote your library’s tangible assets
Scholar Commons Citation
McCook, Kathleen de la Peña, "A place at the table: Participating in community building" (2000). School of Information Faculty Publications. 116.