On July 11, 2009, the ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) presented a program entitled “Political Engagement: Facilitating Greater Participation in Civil Society” at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. The program focused on way libraries can facilitate development of lifelong critical thinking and research skills needed for citizenship. The podcast contains an audio recording of the program featuring speakers Elizabeth Hollander, Senior Fellow, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; Nancy Kranich, Lecturer, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University; Holly Sorensen, Assistant Director, Des Plaines Public Library; and Joanne Griffin, Business Reference Librarian, Des Plaines Public Library.
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Additional information, including links to selected presentations and a bibliography, are available on the ACRL Web site.