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Library Programs

Free, high-quality humanities programs to help libraries serve their communities.


Nicole Rancourt
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051


World in Your Library

Democracy, Journalism and the Informed Citizen

Expanding Mainers’ understanding of what news is and can be.


Bring a scholar of journalism to your library for a single-session presentation

What do we need to know for a democracy to thrive? What role does journalism play in our lives?
What are some challenges that social media platforms bring to traditional news sources? How can we identify hidden biases in the information we consume?

Applications due November 1, 2018
Events must be completed by March 1, 2019

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.