National Civic Review: Civic Engagement & Public Libraries

February 1st, 2013

ULC President & CEO Susan Benton is the guest editor for the just-released 2013 winter edition of the National Civic Review (NCR).

This special issue, Civic Engagement and Public Libraries, celebrates the role of libraries in nurturing an active, engaged citizenry. It features essays by ULC library directors and local government officials as well as philanthropic and other civic leaders.

Highlights include:
  • Aurora (CO) City Manager, George "Skip" Noe's essay, "Finding Hope After Tragedy" which recognizes how the Aurora Public Library, CO, in concert with other key community groups, is providing both a place and process for healing.

Other essays by ULC members will be highlighted in forthcoming e-Newsletters. Copies of Civic Engagement and Public Libraries will shortly be mailed to ULC library directors and local government leaders.

The National Civic Review is published by the National Civic League whose mission is to "strengthen democracy by increasing the capacity of our nation's people to fully participate in and build healthy and prosperous communities across America." National Civic League President, Gloria Rubio-Cortés is an Executive Board member of ULC.