Date: Wednesday, May 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Libraries are increasingly asked to lead their communities in addressing political and other hot button topics. However, staff may feel at a loss for how to approach these less traditional programming topics.
At this panel, presenters will discuss the various initiatives they’ve led at their libraries ranging from programing on talking to kids about race, to how to engage elected officials, to holding a kindness rally. Participants will leave with strategies to successfully launch civic and political programming at their libraries.
Jose Cruz, Middle School Services Librarian, Oak Park Public Library
Skye Lavin, Adult Services Manager, Forest Park Public Library
Mike Monahan, Specialty Info Services Supervisor, Arlington Heights Public Library
Susan Wolf, Reference Manager, Northbrook Public Library
Small Town Connections – Civic Engagement at FPPL – Skye Lavin
Politics, Civics, and Public Libraries – Mike Monahan
Openness, Inclusivity, and Civic Engagement – Susan Wolf