Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Disappearing local news sources and today’s polarized political landscape mean the library’s role as a space for civic engagement is increasingly important. The Civic Lab at Skokie Public Library is a pop-up library that encourages dialogue and engagement on the issues that affect our community. Featuring all-ages collections and resources on major and emerging issues, including climate change and Black Lives Matter, the flexible, mobile space is used for formal and informal programming for families, teens, and adults. Learn about how this type of pop-up space can invigorate civic discourse and literacy in the library and the community.
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Interests: Adult Services, Children’s Services, Community Engagement, Diversity, Literacy, Popular Culture, Public Programs, Young Adult Services
Library Type: Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.