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 created an online guide and toolkit for libraries interested in expanding (or beginning) their role around civic information.

We also published two designed (and printable) versions of the guide:

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Contact

civic-switchboard@pitt.edu

Civic Switchboard Team

  • 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

Civic Switchboard Data Literacy Team

  • Eleanor Mattern (PI), Teaching Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Marcia Rapchak, Teaching Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kahlila Chaar-Pérez, Postdoctoral Associate at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Liz Monk, Project Manager at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
  • Jane Thaler, Doctoral Candidate at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bob Gradeck, Project Director at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
  • Matt Burton, Teaching Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jacob Biehl, Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh