Rural public libraries engage youth, renew community

Can community engagement help public libraries renew relationships with shrinking rural youth populations? Heather Reid and Vivian Howard interview Nova Scotia’s librarians for their study ‘Connecting with Community: The Importance of Community Engagement in Rural Public Library Systems’.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

3 years ago

Jamming together: how folk festivals engage local communities

Community is central to the idea of the folk festival. But communities that host these public events don’t just provide inspiration, venues or cultural backdrops to art or performance. They actively shape the event’s success.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

3 years ago

Participatory budgeting nurtures democratic values

Participatory budgeting purports to improve transparency and accountability. ‘Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Governments’ is a primer that explores a now popular form of participatory governance.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

3 years ago

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