• Announcing the Field Project Awards

    We are excited to announce the Civic Switchboard Field Project Awards! The following libraries will lead projects in 2019 that will increase their capacity as a key participant in their local civic data ecosystem. In each awarded project, the library will be working with one or more local community data...

  • Las Vegas Workshop Recap and Cross Pollinator Reflections from DLF

    On October 13th, the Civic Switchboard team held its second workshop just outside of Las Vegas, before the 2018 Digital Library Federation Forum (DLF). Participants in the workshop represented 11 separate communities around the United States. Once again we were amazed and inspired by the enthusiasm and expertise in the...

  • Civic Switchboard Field Projects: Call For Proposals

    IMPORTANT DATES Applications due: November 5th, 2018 (5:00PM EST) Applicants notified: December 7th, 2018 Award period start: January 15th, 2019 Award period end: September 15th, 2019 BACKGROUND AND GOALS Civic Switchboard: Connecting Libraries and Community Information Networks is an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort that aims to...

  • Las Vegas Workshop Teams

    We are excited to announce the teams that will be participating in our Las Vegas Workshop! This workshop will bring together eleven regional teams of two to catalyze partnerships of libraries and civic data intermediaries, with each team including one library partner and one non-library civic data intermediary. Teams will...

  • Library Partner Cross Pollinators Reflect on NNIP Meeting

    A major element of the Civic Switchboard project is to “cross pollinate” the library and civic data networks. We are motivated by the conviction that librarians and civic data intermediaries work in similar spaces and expanding the connection of these networks would be mutually beneficial. So, after the Civic Switchboard...