Category: 2017 Presentations

The Our Voices Chicago Initiative

On February 24, 2017, Joy Triche and I–representatives of the Our Voices Advisory Council–spoke at the LACONI YSS program “Diverse Books Need Us.” The talk introduced the impetus behind the Our Voices Chicago initiative as well as its mission and forthcoming engine for connecting more diverse, local authors’ works to local libraries. For more information, visit the Our Voices Chicago website.

Building Civic Engagement with a Civic Lab

At the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at ALA Midwinter 2017, Amita Lonial and I presented a session exploring the ideation and first three iterations of the Civic Lab at Skokie Public Library. The Civic Lab offers information and thought-provoking activities to support dialogue and engagement on issues that affect the Skokie community. The slides from the presentation are below.