What is community-led work in and for libraries? We got to sit down with Jorge Cardenas in Allison’s home to talk about what it means to work in libraries with a community-led focus. Jorge is a community librarian and currently manages Burnaby Public Library’s McGill branch. He is also an instructor at the University of British Columbia, where he co-taught the Community-Led Libraries class with Christie Menzo, and is now teaching it solo for the 2019-2020 academic year. * Correction Jan 20, 2020: Jorge and Christie are in fact teaming up again to co-teach the Community-Led Libraries course!
Some resources mentioned in the episode:
- Community-Led Libraries Toolkit: https://www.vpl.ca/sites/vpl/public/Community-Led-Libraries-Toolkit.pdf?
- Public Library Leaders program, organized by the Canadian Urban Library Council: http://www.culc.ca/projects/plleaders/
Jorge can be reached at:
- Twitter: @libliothecary
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic.
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