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“Connecting Communities: Libraries as Invisible Infrastructure”

“Connecting Communities: Libraries as Invisible Infrastructure”

“From a CitiesSpeak (National League of Cities) Article by Daphna Blatt, Senior Director of Strategy & Public Impact at The New York Public Library:

In collaboration with library professionals across the country and the Our Common Purpose Project at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, representatives of the New York Public Library and Memphis Public Library are currently partnering on Libraries as Bridges, an initiative aiming to both strengthen and better communicate the civic impact of our nation’s public libraries.

Libraries as Bridges is a learning network composed of library professionals that seeks to articulate and advance the role that libraries play in promoting social cohesion, civic renewal, and the ideals of our democracy. The initial work focuses on building an online toolkit where practitioners can connect to case studies and best practices for library programs with civic impact, guidance for communicating with external stakeholders and collaborating with each other.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022, 6:00 am Category: Uncategorized

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