Nancy Kranich @nancyk ?active 4 months ago
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Nancy Kranich, a past president of the American Library Association (ALA), advocates for promoting libraries as hubs for civic engagement. Nancy founded and leads ALA’s Center for Public Life (a Kettering Foundation affiliate) and ALA‚Äôs civic engagement membership initiative, moderates public forums, trains conveners and moderators of deliberative forums, and has served on the board of the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI). She currently teaches at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information and works with the Rutgers University Libraries. Among her recent articles/books on civic engagement are: ‚ÄúPromoting Adult Learning Through Civil Discourse in the Public Library, ‚ÄĚ in New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, (Fall 2010); ‚ÄúAcademic Libraries as Hubs for Deliberative Democracy, ‚ÄĚ Journal of Public Deliberation, 2010, http://services.bepress.com/jpd/vol6/iss1/art4; ‚ÄúDeliberative Dialogue: A Different Kind of Talk‚ÄĒAnother Way to Engage Communities, ‚ÄĚ FOLUSA News Update, (March 2008); and Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty. Chicago, IL: ALA, 2001.