[Libs&Communities] Petition to Re-New Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group

Kathleen McCook klmccook at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 19:24:58 EDT 2014


Subject: FW: Petition to Re-New Libraries Foster Community Engagement
Membership Initiative Group

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From: Nancy C. Kranich [nancy.kranich at rutgers.edu]
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:08 PM
To: Civic Engagment MIG
Subject: Petition to Re-New Libraries Foster Community Engagement
Membership Initiative Group

We need your help to get 100 signatures of ALA members!

If you are an ALA member, please add your e-signature to our petition to
form/renew an ALA Membership Initiative Group entitled: Libraries Foster
Community Engagement.

Sign the e-petition at:
http://www.ala.org/CFApps/epetition/index.cfm?pid=D086C2BB10BC9B4D

Please forward to your colleagues.

Many thanks!

Best,
Nancy Kranich, Petition Initiator


Here's at statement of the MIG purpose and goals.

Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group will
provide an ALA organizational home for anyone interested in the work of
library-led community engagement. It is a community of practice where
participants share experiences facilitating public forums, fostering
community and civic engagement, and leading change in communities.
Participants will also hear about professional development opportunities
and library experiences related to convening, dialogue facilitation, forum
moderation, deliberative dialogue and local partnerships to help
communities understand issues of concern and solve problems together.  This
MIG will involve participants from the former Libraries Fostering Civic
Engagement MIG, and will include those who advise the ALA Center for Civic
Life and those who participate in the Libraries Transforming Communities
project.  Among the goals for this group are:

•      Rename the Libraries Fostering Civic Engagement Membership
Initiative Group: “Libraries Foster Community Engagement.”
•      Build on the strong work of the earlier MIG begun in 2004.
•      Provide a community of practice for those interested in the
overarching work of building community relationships (work served by the
ALA Center for Civic Life, the Libraries Fostering Civic Engagement MIG,
the Libraries Transforming Communities project and other future and past
work) that is widely accessible and dynamic for as large a group of
participants as possible
•      Ensure that the various cohorts who are completing the Harwood
Institute Public Innovator labs have an opportunity to share their
experiences and resources with their fellow participants


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Nancy Kranich
Special Projects Librarian
Rutgers University Libraries
228 Alexander Library
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
Lecturer
Rutgers University School of Communication and Information

Past President, American Library Association
Civic Librarian

Contact Information:
136 N. 7th Avenue
Highland Park, NJ  08904-2932
nancy.kranich at rutgers.edu<mailto:nancy.kranich at rutgers.edu>
nancy.kranich at nyu.edu<mailto:nancy.kranich at nyu.edu>
732-985-1599
732-306-3535 (c)
917-386-2515 (f)
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