Civic & Community Engagement

ALA Center for Civic Life
Website: American Library Association
https://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/
An extensive site that includes links to active library programs, training, resources, and non-library associations with civic engagement programs.

Civic & Community Engagement
Website: Urban Libraries Council
http://www.urbanlibraries.org/civic---community-engagement-pages-48.php
The Urban Libraries Council maintains a list of libraries and programs that feature civic and community engagement.

Public Libraries and PBS Partnering to Enhance Civic Engagement: A Study of a Nationwide Initiative, 2013
PDF: Public Libraries Quarterly
http://www.thinkingprojects.org/preprint_pbsstudy.pdf
Anthony Cocciolo examines the question “Can libraries act as places for promoting civic engagement through the use of socially and culturally significant documentaries?”.

Civic Engagement in Your Library Community: A Guided Tour of the Book-to-Action Program and Toolkit
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=50
Sally Thomas and Mary Menzel present an archived webinar that introduces you to California’s Book-to-Action program with explanations and real library examples.

Lesson Plans
Website: Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/civics/lessonplans.html
This page features Library of Congress lesson plans for civics and government that can be easily adapted for library programs.