Bridging the Past and Present Online: History, Democracy and Civic Engagement in Libraries and Archives

Register today for the “Bridging the Past and Present Online: History, Democracy and Civic Engagement in Libraries and Archives” webinar scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 2020 @ 12:00pm Central.

This webinar will feature panelist that will examine historically-focused online civic engagement programming and voting rights initiatives within libraries and archives. It will explore the innovative ways in which these institutions promote civic literacy by facilitating access to and promoting dialogue around historical information. By bringing together historians and librarians it will seek to answer the following questions: How can libraries and archives serve as hubs for practicing democracy? How can we utilize our historical collections to promote civic literacy? Can our efforts to facilitate engagement with our historical collections promote democratic participation in our society? After presentations by our panels, there will be a brief discussion among participants about issues and topics raised.

Panel member include:

Karen Christenson, Director of Public Engagement, Newberry Library,  an independent research library in Chicago, where her department produces a wide array of adult education seminars, free public programs, and teacher and student programs and resources. She holds a PhD in history from the University of Iowa.

Anne Jamieson, President, League of Women Voters, Chicago, Adult Services Librarian Deerfield Public

Ross Jordan, Curatorial Manager, Hull House

Click here to register!

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