In keeping with our Annual Membership Meeting theme, Libraries: Cornerstones of Democracy in our Communities, MHLS is seeking examples of how member libraries are catalysts for civic engagement in their communities. Civic engagement refers to the ways in which citizens participate in the life of a community in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community’s future. Civic engagement includes:
- Participating in civic and social organizations
- Engaging in activities that strengthen community
- Participating in public dialogues and problem solving sessions, and
- Working to make a difference in their communities
Source: Library Priority: Community-Civic Engagement,
Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief, Fall 2011
How has your library helped to contribute to civic engagement in 2016? Let us know by emailing MHLS Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: Friday, September 9th, 2016.