Civic Engagement in Action

The call for proposals is open for our first Library 2.021 mini-conference, "Civic Engagement in Action." This is our first specifically-bilingual event, and we are proud to be a part of bringing the annual and previously in-person Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference online. The conference will be fully bilingual and presentations can be made both in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services being provided. 

The conference will be held online on March 25th and 26th, 2021. Seguimos Creando Enlaces, now entering its ninth year, is a free conference that brings together librarians from the US, Mexico, and across the world to further their professional knowledge and exchange ideas. 

Library 2.021: Civic Engagement in Action (Participación ciudadana enacción) will be a meeting place for librarians with diverse experiences, from public and academic libraries, and from both sides of the Mexico–US border and around the world. The conference will highlight the essential roles public libraries play in strengthening civic connections, advancing civic engagement in the communities they serve, and as go-to resources for building a culture of informed, engaged, and empowered residents.

The call for proposals can be found at (English) and (Español). We encourage all interested parties to submit a proposal.

Library 2.021: Civic Engagement in Action (Participación ciudadana enacciónis presented by the Southern California Library Cooperative in partnership with the SERRA Library Cooperative, California State Library, Library 2.0 Virtual Conference Series, and the iSchool at San Jose State University. This conference is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Librarians, library staff, and library school students are encouraged to attend.



The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.