Residents of some US communities are information poor--from cradle to grave. Libraries have the tools to help empower communities to break that cycle. Two librarian-activist authors present part of their upcoming book with case studies: the role of school libraries in the Chicago Public Schools; the potential role of the Obama Presidential Library; and the role of IT entrepreneurship. The audience will participate in discussing: What library programs work best to tackle information poverty? How do librarians get to the table of community leaders to make our case?
Meeting Type: Conversation Starter
Interests: Advocacy, Children’s Services, Diversity, Equity of Access, Information Literacy, Intellectual Freedom, Literacy, Multicultural Services, Public Programs, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Medical, Middle School, Native, Prison Library, Public, Retired, Rural, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.