Rough Guide to Citizen Engagement in Public Libraries

Co-authored by librarians from the Lisbon Libraries Network and PL2030, this Rough Guide explores the role of public libraries in facilitating citizen engagement processes.

Published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the Rough Guide was launched during a session on “New ways of democracy: Citizen engagement in public libraries” at the Next Library Festival 2023 in Aarhus in May.

This toolkit will showcase how public libraries can act as inclusive fora and active agents that enhance the social impact within their communities and beyond. More than that, it argues that public libraries can play a greater role in the domain of policymaking as spaces where policy issues are formulated and collectively addressed.

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