Libraries as drivers of civic engagement

Today, I attended a talk called “Libraries as drivers of civic engagement.” Public libraries are not only resources for gaining knowledge, but also centers for communities to gather. So I was curious to hear what role librarians embrace as drivers — active participants — in driving more civic engagement. The answer, disappointingly, is not much. The panelists seem to accept only a passive role in allowing civic engagement to happen.

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