What's the need?
Many people aren't aware of what civic data is, how it can be used, and how it is relevant to them.
Why the library?
The library supports broad and diverse audiences, many of whom may not be included in conventional discussions around data.
Libraries are physical spaces for sharing activities, projects, and stories from the broader community
What you can do:
Promote, through storytelling and case studies, projects that use civic data
Host data art installations, speaker series, data book clubs
Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Civic Data Zine Camp
St. Paul, MN: Data Party
Ottawa, ON: Open Data Ottawa Book Club
Charlotte, SC: Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library Book Club
Resources you can use: