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Young Changemakers in the 21st Century Library

Young Changemakers in the 21st Century Library

Libraries play a pivotal role in media literacy, cultural engagement, civic participation, and an array of social experiences for young people. How can librarians leverage this potential to help young people become successful––equitable, effective, and self-protective––civic agents in a digital age?

Led by Harvard Professor Danielle Allen, the author of Our Declaration and Cuz, in collaboration with Chaebong Nam, a postdoc at the Democratic Knowledge Project, this workshop will introduce a reflection-action framework, known as “The Ten Questions for Young Changemakers,” offer Ten Questions-based examples developed by other librarians and educators, and provide an opportunity to discuss how participants might fold this framework into their own library programs.

Drawn from multiyear research conducted by the MacArthur Foundation’s Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network (2009-2017), the Ten Questions Framework serves as a set of ethical guidelines that young people can count on to meet challenges and derive benefits from the new media environment.


This event will be held at the MLS office in Marlborough, located at 225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
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   Youth Services      School Libraries      Urban Libraries  
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