image-left Civic Switchboard is an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort that aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems.

We encourage partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries that will better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information. Our project is creating a guide and toolkit for libraries interested in expanding (or beginning) their role around civic information.

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  • Aaron Brenner, The University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Bob Gradeck, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
  • Toby Greenwalt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Julia Marden (from July 2019), Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Eleanor “Nora” Mattern, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Liz Monk, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
  • Kathy Pettit, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
  • Eleanor Tutt (until October 2018), formerly of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh