The September Project
Our first class is on a day filled with emotion and politics, and although we won't have time to discuss it in lecture, I wanted to make sure students knew about The September Project which was started by LIS professional David Silver:
The September Project is a grassroots effort to get people together on September 11th to talk about issues that matter. September Project events take place in libraries, where all people are welcomed, and where the exchange of information and ideas flourish. The September Project encourages individual communities — neighbors — to make sense of the world together.
David Silver is the co-director of The September Project and leads the project's outreach efforts. As a citizen, David believes libraries represent the heart, soul, and collective memory of our communities. As a reader, David looks to libraries, and librarians, for new ideas, new perspectives, and new solutions. His local library is the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library. His work library is the University of Washington's Suzzallo Library.
If any of you participate in any September Project activities -- or would like to organize such an activity (there's still time) -- please leave a comment about it here.