[A-librarian-at-every-table] April 13, 2004. No. 195.

Kathleen de la Pena McCook kmccook at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Apr 13 09:20:15 EDT 2004


A LIBRARIAN AT EVERY TABLE
April 13, 2004. No.195.
Sources and Sites for Librarians Building Community.
http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/a-librarian-at-every-table/

NATIONAL ISSUES FORUM
National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of
locally sponsored public forums for the consideration of public 
policy issues. It is rooted in the simple notion that people need to 
come together to reason and talk — to deliberate about common 
problems. Indeed, democracy requires an ongoing deliberative public 
dialogue.
http://www.nifi.org/forums/about.aspx

THE SEPTEMBER PROJECT
The September Project is a collection of citizens and organizations
working to create a day of engagement, a day of conversation, a day 
of democracy.On the weekend of September 11th, 2004, The September
Project will organize multiple public spaces where citizens can
participate collectively and think creatively about our country, our
government, and our media, and bring forth the well-informed voice of
the American citizenry.Libraries are ideal hosts for such public and
nationally-distributed events. Libraries provide all citizens open 
and free access to information. Therefore, libraries also constitute 
a national and distributed media infrastructure. 
http://www.theseptemberproject.org/index.htm

SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY IN POLICYMAKING
At a time when one might expect the federal government to 
increasingly rely on impartial researchers for the critical role they
play in gathering and analyzing specialized data, there are numerous
indications that the opposite is occurring. A growing number of
scientists, policy makers, and technical specialists both inside and
outside the government allege that the Bush administration has
suppressed or distorted the scientific analyses of federal agencies 
to bring these results in line with administration policy.
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/rsi/report.html


Kathleen de la Peña McCook    
kmccook at tampabay.rr.com
Librarians & Community Building. Free subscription at:
http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/a-librarian-at-every-table/
[not representing the University of South Florida].




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