Librarians need to build on their trusted status to be more actively engaged in activities that support our democratic system whose success relies on having an informed citizenry. These activities including teaching media literacy skills to patrons in the library as well as in the schools in partnership with teachers. In addition, libraries should be facilitating community conversations and promoting a wide variety of community collaborations that get people engaged and out of their isolated bubbles.
Ayre, Lori Bowen
"Leveraging our Trust: Taking Action in Support of Our Democracy,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol8/iss4/2