Your Name and Title:

Aaron Brenner, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Creation

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Civic Switchboard [project funded through IMLS]

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

US (CHICAGO/PGH)

Language in Which You Will Present:

English

Target Audience(s):

Public and Academic Librarians; anyone interested

Short Session Description (one line):

An overview of the library role in community data partnerships as seen through the perspective of the Civic Switchboard Project

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This session will provide an overview of the library role in community data partnerships as seen through the perspective of the Civic Switchboard Project, an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort geared toward catalyzing academic and public libraries as players in community open data ecosystems.This session will encourage partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries as a means to better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information.

We will introduce the audience to the Civic Switchboard Guide and Toolkit being created to help libraries getting started in this work, and share stories from partnerships around the country.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

https://civic-switchboard.github.io/

https://civic-switchboard.gitbooks.io/guide/content/

https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-70-17-0146-17

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