Author Archives: Nancy Kranich

Nathan Cummings Foundation to Increase Payout in 2017-18

The Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City has announced that it will increase its payout in 2017 and 2018 and is encouraging other philanthropic organizations to do the same…

To that end, the foundation, which last August announced a shift in its grantmaking focus to address climate change and inequality, will put additional resources into forging and deepening coalitions, exploring new ideas, and making room for big bets in emerging areas and is in the process of identifying grantmaking strategies and opportunities for collaboration across its focus areas, including support for journalists, especially those representing marginalized communities; strengthening civic engagement; investing in resilience practices; and building bridges across social and economic divides…read more

 

 

You’re More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen by Eric Liu

Eric Liu, founder of Citizen’s University, has published a new book: You’re More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen (Public Affairs).  This book offers a timely perspective on bottom-up citizen power and elaborates on Liu’s recent article in the Atlantic:  “How Donald Trump Is Reviving American Democracy.”  An interview with Liu on the WNYC Leonard Lopate show highlighted the important role of local citizen dialogue at spaces like libraries.  Here’s a recording of the interview: https://www.wnyc.org/story/enacting-change-bottom/.

–Nancy Kranich

 

 

ALA Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group Meeting, Sunday, January 10, 2016, Boston MA, BCEC 157C

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2016 ALA Midwinter Conference – Boston, MA

Sunday, January 10, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Boston Convention Center 157C

 

  AGENDA

  1. Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership Community of Practice—LTC Library Innovators Cohort funded by the Gates Foundation; and link to new Libraries Transform Communities Resources
  2. Libraries Learning Research Exchange with the Kettering Foundation around the Kettering 6 Democratic Practices
  3. Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

 Related Meetings of Interest

 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8:30 am, 10:30 am; 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm Kitchen Table Community Conversations, Westin Adams Room (1½ hour conversations). Click on to facilitate, record, and/or join the conversations.

CE MIG Agenda 1-10-16

Join the Conversation at ALA in San Francisco, Sunday, June 28, 8:30 am, MCC 111 N

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2015 ALA Annual Conference – San Francisco CA

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 8:30 – 10:00 am

MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER, 111 N

CE MIG Agenda 6-28-15

1.    Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership Community of Practice—Come share your interests/experiences in community engagement

2.    Kettering Ecology of Democracy Book Discussion Groups

3.    Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

Related Meetings of Interest

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 8:30am – 10:00am Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations MCC Esplanade 301 & 303

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 10:30am – 12:00pm Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz  MCC Esplanade 301 & 303

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Intentionality MCC Esplanade 301 & 303

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Sustaining Yourself  MCC Esplanade 301& 303

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm Libraries Fostering Community Engagement Reception Marriott Marquis San Francisco Pacific Suite B

 Saturday, Monday, 8:30 am, 10:30 am; 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm Kitchen Table Community Conversations, (1½ hour conversations). Sign up to facilitate, record, and/or join the conversations—MARR Marquis Walnut Room 

Follow the ALA Center for Civic Life

Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

Libraries Foster Community Engagement ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64933 

Subscribe to ALA’s Civic Engagement listserv: http://lists.ala.org/wws

Learn to convene and moderate forums at:  http://www.programminglibrarian.org/find?keys=%22center+for+civic+life%22

CE MIG Agenda 2-1-15 with meeting notes