Fulfilling Our Potential: Libraries Supporting Civic Engagement in Virginia

Kristen Shuyler, Liz Chenevey

Abstract


Libraries have long been seen as essential institutions to democracy and integral in supporting the civic life of their communities. This column explores how library workers and libraries in Virginia are supporting democracy through intentional support and promotion of civic engagement and civic literacy in their communities.


Keywords


Civic literacy, Programming, Outreach, Community engagement, Public libraries, Academic libraries

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21061/valib.v63i1.1600

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