ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library

When:  Dec 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium
Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library

December 4, 2020
Virtual Symposium

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Registration is now open for the ACRL/NY 2020 Virtual Symposium. This year’s symposium is about the intersection of libraries and research institutions with civics, governance, and democracy. How are civic issues impacting collections and services? How do libraries foster engagement with civic issues and the democratic process throughout the community? How do ideas of “library neutrality” affect how we engage with these issues?

Librarians as Civic Actors: Dedicating Library Skills to Civic Engagement Outside the Workplace
Kristina Williams, Columbia University

Neutral No Longer: A Call for Libraries and Librarians to Push Against the “Safety Net”
Sarah Simms, Louisiana State University and Hayley Johnson, Louisiana State University

Tribal College Librarians: The Power of a Niche Collective in Meeting Individuals Members’ Needs
Mary Anne Hansen, Montana State University

Citizenship Project: Using Collections to Help Green Card Holders Pass the USCIS Naturalization Test
Jennifer Schantz, NYPL Library of the Performing Arts and Samantha Rijkers, New-York Historical Society

The Civic Literacy Initiative at the David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Gary Marks, William Paterson University of NJ

Vivian G. Harsh: A Voice from the Past with Lessons for Today
Martha KapelewskiAthens Clarke County Library

The Past Is Presence: How Libraries Can Support Community Engagement Around Climate Change
Meredith Mann, New York Public Library

Empowering Student Voices Through Dialogic Pedagogy: Civic Engagement in the Virtual Classroom
Alicia Vaandering, University of Rhode Island

Empowering Students with Civic Online Reasoning Skills
Laura Hibbler, Brandeis University and Esther Brandon, Brandeis University

and Lightning Poster Session


Online Instructions:
Login: Free for ACRL and ACRL/NY members $10 for non-members $5 for students, retirees, and job seekers.