Monday, September 12, 2005

September blog project

I'm not sure how I missed this one, but I wish I had noticed it earlier! The September Project, funded by funded by the University of Washington's Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, draws together libraries from around the world to engage in meaningful programming on issues pertaining to 9/11. From the site: "The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage public events on freedom, democracy, and citizenship in libraries on or around September 11. Libraries around the world are organizing public and campus events, such as: displays about human rights and historical documents; talks and performances about freedom and cultural difference; and film screenings about issues that matter." Well, better late than never! (This will teach me to read through the Chronicle a little more carefully next time!)

The Project hosts a blog and provides promotional resources. Even though it's now after 9/11, you can still plan related events throughout September. I enjoy reading through the blog and events to check out all of the creative programming librarians put together. The Project and the blog in particular are fitting tributes and touching displays of the value of libraries in our democracy and in our communities.

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